Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How To Cleanse The Colon Naturally With Food

By Ann Triune

It's not just eating the right food. It's also about eating the right food in the right amount. A dirty colon has been connected with various health conditions. And the stresses, air pollution, and junk foods of the modern day aren't helping either. This is probably why we need to be more careful these days of what we eat, and when we eat. Cleansing the colon naturally with a good diet is just one great way in counteracting the effects of a dirty colon.

Most of the food we eat today cause mucosal plaque accumulation. We now consume more and more processed foods rather than veggies and fresh fruit, which contain the natural fibers and nutrients our bodies need. Our digestive system basically functions on natural fibers that naturally sweeps out wastes and toxins that make you sick, literally. When we do not consume the right foods there will likely be an accumulation of mucosal plaque in your colon . Mucosal plaque is basically not good for your health at all. So we need to counteract this build-up with a healthy diet.

Foods To Eat

Make the effort to consume more vegetables and fresh raw fruits. It is recommended that vegetables be lightly steamed and incorporated with seeds, nuts and whole grains. All these foods are rich in fiber that could help flush out unwanted wastes and toxins in your body. If you like grains, it is better to consume whole grains such as basmati rice, amaranth and quinoa. However, be reminded that grains are quite slow in cleansing and therefore should not be consumed too often if you want better results.

Foods To Eat After Cleansing

Now after following a diet plan especially designed to cleanse the colon, you'll need to make some overall lifestyle changes. It takes some maintenance to prevent your colon from getting dirty once again. You will also need to maintain a healthy diet to avoid experiencing other health conditions linked to a dirty colon. The number one rule to a healthier colon is more and more fiber. Although it has been evident that fiber improves our health, many of us still don't get enough of it everyday.

Along with veggies and fruits, snack on nuts and whole grains. Try almonds, chestnuts and walnuts. Also try eating more barley, rye, kichadi, wild rice and legumes to get sufficient amounts of whole grains.

Fiber - There are two kinds of fiber, and these are soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber aids in increasing the number of good bacteria, which aids in eliminating bad bacteria in our bodies. Great sources include oats, barley, rice, legumes, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, strawberries and flaxseed. On the other hand, insoluble fiber prevents constipation, and you can get a lot of this fiber from carrots, beets, brussel spouts, brown rice, barley and whole wheat.

Foods To Avoid

Of course, you will need to avoid certain foods to cleanse your colon. Foods to avoid include sugar, caffeine and white flour. If you can't completely cut them out, consume no more than once a day and in small portions only.


Colon Cleansers - If some requirements are just too tough, like leaving out coffee from your daily diet, get help from herbal colon cleansers. While having a colon-cleansing diet is great, additional colon cleansers can speed up results. Herbal colon cleansers are also great because you know exactly how much is getting into your body-by eating healthy foods alone, you just never know how many nutrients your are taking and what these nutrients are. You may also try fasting at least once a year for a healthier lifestyle in the long run. And of course, for a good balance and to further flush away toxins, drink lots of water.

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