Our body is so artistically designed by god taking into consideration the smallest aspects like removing any remaining food in your body once all the nutrients have been absorbed. This is function is taken care by your colon which helps to regulate your bowel movements and your digestive system.
A healthy person with no digestive issues does not need to cleanse their colon, but if you are suffering from constipation, you may want to eliminate all waste from your system to relieve the issue. This is why you need to cleanse your colon on regular basis by adjusting your diet and your lifestyle.
There are foods you can eat or avoid eating to keep your colon in good physical shape.
The list which says ‘Eat me’
First thing you can do is add more fiber to your diet. They are filling, softens stool, and contributes to intestinal motility which encourages purging. More fiber in your body means your colon can move waste out of your body more quickly and efficiently. Aim for about 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day. Make sure you have five servings a day of fruits and vegetables as well as lots of whole grains in your diet such as brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, millet, and corn.
As best source of fibre, shop for flax seeds, wheat bran, and oats the next time you go shopping for grocery. You can even prepare flax seed at home and add them to smoothies, or other foods. Eat more leafy green vegetables to add more bulk and flush out the impurities as they come out. Alfalfa, wheatgrass, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, spinach, peas, and barley grass are all good leafy greens. For the fruit lover, strawberries, apples, and blueberries are high in fiber.
Drink lots of water. Your colon needs water to function properly and clean out any bacteria or waste in your gut. You may increase your water intake if you are doing strenuous exercise or are in a hot, dry environment. Make a habit of carrying around a full water bottle with you wherever you go so you can keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. To make it taste more exciting, try adding sliced lemons, limes, and cucumber to your water.
The list which says ‘Eat me not’
If you are having too much of alcohol, try to limit alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine and hard liquor. They can dehydrate you and lead to constipation. Constipation can clog up the colon with large, impacted, hard-to-pass stool.
Also, alcohol can suppress intestinal peristalsis and the urge to go, which makes constipation more likely. Next on the list to limit are milk and dairy products. They may worsen the symptoms of constipation, especially if you consume a lot of dairy. If you are suffering from constipation, yet are active and drink plenty of fluids, try to limit the amount of dairy products you consume or temporarily take them out of your diet completely.
Along with such modifications in your eating practices, physical activity can also stimulate the digestive system to increase bowel movements. If you are considering a colon cleanser product for daily use, make sure you research the product before using it. All in all, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help to ensure your colon stays healthy and functional.
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