Visualize your colon, the entire thing, can you imagine that average American has an average of 10 pounds of waste trapped inside? Imagine it is plastered to the walls of your intestines, blocking absorption of vital nutrients.
If you can’t absorb food properly, undernourishment can slowly start to make you feel sluggish and have a cloudy mind. The brain consumes approximately 60% of the nutrients you put in your body, that is far more than any other single organ. Therefore it is recommended that you eat to feed your brain before your physical body. The optimum diet for the brain is one rich in omega 3, minerals, and vitamins. Recent studies show a correlation between gut health and mental health.
Take these easy steps to improve not only your colon health but also strengthen your mental health.
Drinking water facilitates digestion, elimination of waste and release of toxins. Temperate water is recommended as cold water will cause contraction and warm water will relax the body. One to two liters of water per day is recommended.
Prunes are high in fiber and that makes them great for clearing colon blockages. Make sure your drink plenty of water and plan to start on your weekend at home.
Blending is a great way to get fiber, and bananas are excellent to promote weight loss as well. Morning is the best time to get your fiber dose for the day, oatmeal soothes the colon and muesli along with yogurt replenishes probiotics as well.
Drink a cup of warm water with lemon juice to increase metabolism and supplement the bowels with vitamin C which increases calcium absorption.
Medications, like antibiotics, can kill off healthy gut bacteria, you can replenish your probiotics by eating the following foods:
Natural sources of probiotics are recommended, as pharmaceutically manufactured probiotics are instead discarded by the body.
Flaxseed is high in omega 3 which and fiber allows the colon to release, ground flaxseed is recommended for those with diverticulosis. Flaxseed also has great anticancer properties and can be added to breakfast foods and beverages.
Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse
Apple cider vinegar’s acidity helps to battle through years of hardened toxic colon blockage.
Mix 8 ounces of warm water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of organic honey. Shake, stir and drink.
Ginger increases absorption relaxes the body and increases metabolism. Ginger tea is soothing and mixed with a quarter teaspoon of turmeric (to reduce the bloating constipation causes) has and added anticancer effect.
Bring the water, ginger, and turmeric to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and let it sit for 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and add raw honey to taste.
Warms up the body and stimulates the kidneys along with the gallbladder. The gallbladder has enzymes that break down fats and oils. Beetroots are a good replacement for people living without a gallbladder.
Walking between 30-60 minutes after your last meal for the day helps the stomach move food around to digest it and eliminate it. Also, try rubbing your belly before going to bed the heat from your hands will help digestion as well.