Even the Ancient Greeks were familiar with the method of colon cleansing. The Americans however started practicing this ancient technique in the 20s and 30s. The main reason why it’s done is autointoxication.
The thing is meat and foods that are not completely or properly digested remain in the colon causing mucus accumulation and release of toxins and poisons in the body, which in turn triggers headaches, tiredness, weight gain and lack of energy.
If you opt for fruit or vegetable cleanses, make sure you select those that are rich in fiber and nutrients vital for proper body function. The colon cleanse we recommend here is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals that will help your body properly eliminate the toxins accumulated in the colon. Apples are the basic ingredient in this recipe due to the fact that this fruit is abundant in soluble fiber that will make you feel satiated, but also prevent loose stool. On the other hand, its insoluble fiber will add bulk to the stool and relieve constipation.
Another beneficial food for colon cleansing is flax seeds. These seeds contain high fiber content, which not only delays the gastric emptying, but also increases the absorption of nutrients during digestion. What flax seeds do is support passing of food through the GI tract and reduce the risk of colon cancer at the same time. In addition, flax seeds are also rich in antioxidants which prevent colon diseases and support cardiovascular health. Last, but not least, flax seeds contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia is a plant abundant in fiber, which is extremely important for a healthy digestive tract. The essential nutrients in chia seeds are easily absorbed in the body. They also effectively remove toxins, while proving a feeling of fullness, which eventually leads to weight loss. Chia seeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids, similarly to flax seeds, and these are extremely important for maintaining a healthy heart.
Apple colon cleanse
- 1 apple
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
- 1 cup of water
Start by blending all the ingredients, minus the chia seeds. Add the chia seeds and pour the mixture into a glass. Mix constantly until you see that the chia seeds have expanded. Your colon-cleansing drink is ready to enjoy!
Finally, have in mind that high-fiber food asks for a lot of water, so drinking plenty of this when doing the treatment is essential for keeping your body well-hydrated and ensuring easy elimination of toxins.