The colon being a vital part of our human digestive system plays a crucial role in extracting water, vitamins, nutrients and salt from food; processing food that was not digested in the small intestine, and eliminating solid waste from the body. It is done to maintain the electrolyte balance. But, due to unhealthy eating habits, the colon gets lethargic at its job and does not function properly; it starts absorbing the toxins instead of eliminating them and causes problems like bloating, joint pains, sudden bouts of headaches, gas, constipation, low energy, weight gain,
chronic illness, vomiting, and fatigue. And, in the long term if proper care is not taken, then it may result in huge ailments like gall bladder stones, asthma, kidney and liver diseases, skin allergies and heart problems.
However, with the help of colon cleansing, you can easily get rid of harmful toxins and wastes that can build up due to: poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, reduced water intake, drug intake, etc. and promote healthy intestinal bacteria.
Benefits of Colon Cleansing
Colon Cleansing would help you in following ways:
- Prevent constipation.
- Boost body energy
- Helps in reducing weight
- Give sound sleep
- Improve digestive system.
- Regulates blood circulation
- Aids in the proper absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body
- Prevents of colon cancer
- Improves the fertility rate in women
Let’s try some home remedies for colon cleansing at home that wouldn’t cost you a fortune and
would save the trip to the hospital.
1. Apple Juice
Apple juice is widely known to be one of the best remedies for colon cleansing. This sweet juice encourages smooth bowel movements, breaks down toxins and improves the health of both the liver and digestive system. For best results drink freshly squeezed apple juice. Regular intake of freshly filtered apple juice throughout the day and ceasing from eating any solids that day would be the best way to cleanse your colon. Apples are rich fiber, which adds bulk to the waste materials that travels through your colon, so include apple in your diet immediately.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemon is a natural antioxidant properties with vitamin C that stimulate the natural peristaltic action and get your colon in shape. Take the juice of one lemon; add a pinch of sea salt and a little honey in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this solution on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. This will boost your energy and improve bowel movement. It also keeps the skin healthy and glowing. You can have this 2 to 3 times a day.
3. Fiber Food
Never ignore foods rich in fiber as they help in the process of removing waste from the colon and efficient stool formation. You should have both soluble and insoluble fiber; include fiber rich food in your everyday diet like fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, namely raspberries, apples, peas, broccoli, etc. Cereals, nuts, whole grains, beans, and seeds are also rich in fiber. Having fiber on the regularly in your diet basis can help to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Ginger is another natural ingredient to cleanse your colon which not only reduces bloating but also stimulates the functionality of the colon and keeps it free from harmful toxins. Mix a teaspoon of ginger juice with a little honey and water; consume this solution thrice every day. You can also chew ginger slices or make herbal tea with ginger.
Being a probiotic food, yogurt, introduces good bacteria into the gut that promote digestion. It also contains good amount of calcium that discourages the growth of cells lining the colon and treat problems like indigestion, irregular bowel movement etc. You can eat yogurt as it several times a day or add some fresh fruit such as apples, bananas and berries into it.
Triphala has natural laxatives, bioflavonoid, and vitamin C which promote bowl movement. It is easily available in health stores and is quite cheap also. Have a tablespoon of Triphala powder with a glass of lukewarm water every morning and you will see instant results.
Flaxseeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, natural fibers, and antioxidants which can help in removing toxins from colon. Rich in fiber, it absorbs the water and expands in the colon assisting in removing toxins from the inner walls of the colon.
Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds to warm water and drink the concoction before breakfast and 30 minutes before sleeping. You can also add a tablespoon of flaxseeds to your yogurt, fruits, and vegetable salads.