A colon cleanse can have loads of great health benefits on your body! A colon cleanse can improve digestion and prevent constipation, increase in energy and concentration, and jumpstart weight loss.
Our digestive system is a group of organs that work together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. The system is made up of our oral cavity, Pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and large intestines. The primary functions of the digestive system are ingestion, secretion, mixing and movement, digestion, absorption, and excretion. It is very important that we take care of our digestive track, as it is one of the most vital systems in our bodies. Keep your colon
Keep your colon clean with this mix of 3 juices
Ginger – Ginger is a delicious, vibrant and healthy ingredient that has been used for centuries to treat all sorts of ailments; ‘such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension,’ states Bode and Dong. Ginger has an extensive list of health benefits, but it’s superpower seems to be cleansing. It stimulates digestion and absorption, and it can relieve constipation.
Lemons – Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and have excellent anti-oxidant properties plus many other incredible health benefits. Lemons, in particular, are an excellent digestive aid and when paired with warm water it can help your body by; ‘regulating stomach acids, promoting digestions, and providing remedies for disorders such as heartburn, bloating and acidity,’ states the European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research.
Apples – Fiber is a fantastic component of apples that is essential for a healthy digestive system. Soluble fiber that is abundant in apples; ‘can help lower blood cholesterol, slow the absorption of carbohydrate from foods, and help stabilize blood sugar levels,’ says Cornell University. They also state that ‘Fiber affects the rate of digestion of foods, the absorption of nutrients, and the movement of waste products (stool) through the colon.’
- ½ cup of organic, pure apple juice
- 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of organic ginger juice
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- ½ cup of lukewarm filtered water
- Combine all ingredients in a jug and stir! (You can multiply the measurements of each ingredient by 5 and make a whole jug-full at a time!)
- Drink one large glass in the morning on an empty stomach.
- Drink another 2 large glasses with and after your lunch.
- Another two large glasses should be consumed in the evening around 6-7pm.
It is advised to drink at least 5 large glasses or around 8 small glasses of this magical juice so that you can fully reap the rewards of the juice cleanse. However, consult your doctor before carrying out the detox if you are pregnant, have diabetes or have any concerning allergies or health problems.