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Cleanse Your Colon Naturally

Jun 10, 2008
Frequently people rely on a healthy diet to keep their colon clean. A healthy diet is an alternative to more invasive therapies, such as colonics, or colon hydrotherapy, but a combination of diet and some form of colon flushing remedy is a better alternative. There are many foods that help keep the colon clean, consumed in combination they can have a more powerful effect.

Fasting With Natural Juices. A very effective way of cleaning the colon with foods is to have none.No food will assist the body to purge itself of accumulated feces in the colon. Fasting with juices will supply all the nutrients the body needs without adding anything to the colon.A juice fast will also help to detoxify and support other organs in your body besides the colon. Before undertaking a fast do consult with your physician.

Leafy Green Vegetables.There is a reason your mother tried so hard to persuade you to eat your spinach. Studies show that leafy green vegetables such as Broccoli, Spinach, and kale can have a positive effect on the colon. You can eat these types of fresh vegetables in a salad or add them to your favorite meal.

Fruit. Fruits are some of the best, and most delicious foods to keep the colon clean. The various types of fibers do not only work as a broom, but do also help with constipation and to promote regular bathroom habits.

Whole grains. Whole grains act like little brushes in the colon. To get the cleaning action from whole grains, add whole grain breads, and whole wheat pasta, or any other whole grain to your diet.

Besides adding foods beneficial to your colon, avoiding some less than healthy foods is also part of the program. Some foods to avoid are fried foods, fast foods, french fries and hamburgers. Use healthy oils in your cooking, such as canola oil and olive oil.

Avoid ice creams, chocolates and other high calorie foods and make sure you get plenty of exercise. There are many foods that cleanse the colon but overall, the most effective way to flush your colon is to maintain a healthy diet and stay fit through exercise. You'll not only cleanse your colon but learn how to keep it clean!
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