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An average person in the U.S. has around 20 pounds of toxic waste sitting in their colon.
Not only that this toxic sludge is extra weight, but it also impedes the main function of the colon, which is absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. It also affects the gut bacteria, thus hampering the weight loss process.
Luckily, there are several things you can do to get rid of this colon fiasco. Here, we present you with just eight of them.
Cleanse Your Colon with These 8 Natural Remedies
1. Drink Plenty of Water
Around 75 percent of the people in the U.S. suffer from one of the main reasons for colon blockage, which is dehydration. Our colon needs a lot more water than we think to keep waste flowing. We should drink at least two liters of water a day, although some experts recommend drinking three liters daily. The proper amount of water will ease the elimination of toxic sludge.
2. A Prune Juice Cleanse
The abundance of fiber in prunes makes them excellent for cleaning colon blockage. The recommended amount of prune juice is 8 ounces on an empty stomach and another eight after dinner. Of course, the amount generally depends on how backed up the person is.
As soon as your bowel movements become more frequent, start reducing the amount of prune juice you drink. In this way, you won’t let your colon becomes dependent on it.
3. Consume Lots of Fiber
Besides prunes, other good sources of fiber are:
The recommended daily amount of fiber for women between the ages of 19 and 50 is 25 grams, and for women over 50 is 21 grams. Men in the same age range should take 38 grams of fiber a day, while those over 50 should take 30 grams.
4. Drink Lemon Juice
Our colon needs antioxidants for its overall health and function, and lemon contains an abundance of them thanks to its high vitamin C content. Lemons improve the body’s efficiency at eliminating waste as they increase the metabolic rate. Drink a glass of warm lemon water every morning on an empty stomach.
5. Get On the Probiotic Train
Probiotics regulate toxic bacteria that cause blockage in the gut and colon. Although our body naturally contains enough of these healthy bacteria, some antibiotics and other medications can kill them off. The following foods can help you restore the normal level of probiotics:
Another option is to take probiotic supplements.
Flaxseed increases the frequency of bowel movements thanks to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also the greatest source of fiber among grains. These facts make flaxseed the perfect food to get rid of the toxic sludge in your colon.
You can add some flaxseed to your yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal. Keep in mind that you will get 27 grams of fiber from just 100 grams of flaxseed. Don’t take more than this, because you will get diarrhea.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse
The enzymes in this vinegar support the growth of healthy bacteria, probiotics. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar will help fight the hardened toxic sludge in the colon that has been there for years.
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, eight ounces of water, and two tablespoons of organic honey. Stir well, and drink every morning until the frequency of your bowel movements has improved.
8. Ginger Tea
Ginger will warm you from the inside, accelerating the sluggish digestion and bowel movements. The best way to use it for this purpose is in form of tea. The warm liquid will go a long way in your bowels.
Ingredients:Freshly grated ginger – 2 teaspoons;Turmeric – ¼ teaspoon (to help the bloating problem);Springwater – 5 cups.
Boil the ingredients, and then simmer for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat, and add organic honey for a sweeter taste.
Note: Pregnant women and people on medications should consult their doctor before trying these remedies.
The following video is pretty intense, and shows how backed up our colon can be.
Via David Wolfe | RD.com | Live Strong | WebMD | Medicine Net | Leaf TV | Medicine Net