Digestion works best if we keep our colon healthy. Since it is the final part of the digestive system, keeping our colon healthy is a must. Constipation happens when waste material moves too slowly through the large bowel, causing an infrequent and/or painful bowel movement.
Constipation may lead to several different ailments, including Diverticulitis, Appendicitis, coated tongue, body odor, bad breath, depression, being tired, gas, hemorrhoids, headaches, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, insomnia, obesity, and varicose veins.
It may even go as far as being involved in the development of serious diseases such as bowel cancer. To avoid such ailments or diseases, we listed 7 tips to keep your colon healthy.
7 Tips to Keep Your Colon Healthy
1. Stick to a Regular Toilet Routine
Do not ignore the urge to go. Go to the toilet at similar times every day. Our body is in cleansing mode in the morning. Take at least 10 minutes if you need to and wait for peristalsis to occur helping to remove gas and waste out.
2. Drink Plenty of Healthy Juices and Purified Water
The body is consisting of approximately 70% liquid, which is continuously being lost, and must be replenished for the body to function properly. Liquid is especially essential in the digestion.
Many experience very hard and dry stools because of insufficient intake of liquids. Drink 2 litres of water daily. Fresh juices and/or smoothies give the body a boost of nutrients that are absorbed quickly improving digestion and the colon’s ability to properly function.
For best results, get a juicer that will work best to your needs.
3. Eat Foods Rich in Fiber
A high fiber diet improves digestive and colon health. Fiber functions like a broom in the colon, sweeping toxic debris out of the body. A healthy meal should largely consist of fresh fruits and/or vegetables, legumes, beans and brown rice.
4. Keeping the Colon Clean
An average person consuming the SAD (Standard Australian Diet), would be shocked to find out that at any one time, they may be carrying between 5 and 15 kilos of putrefied fecal matter, dead microorganisms, slime, fermentation byproducts, undigested food remnants, and other fowl material in their colon.
These toxic materials and wastes are absorbed into the blood stream and are deposited in tissues throughout the body. As these toxins accumulate in the tissues, it will interfere with normal cellular metabolism, and result to degenerative changes.
To clean your colon, look into Colon Hydrotherapy. It is a natural, safe, gentle and effective way of removing wastes and toxins from the large intestine through the infusion of filtered and temperature regulated water.
A few sessions will slowly restore bowel movement and improve your entire immune system. You will notice more energetic, sleep better, clearer skin, and It also boosts slow metabolism, aiding in weight loss.
5. Keep Probiotic Levels High
Intake Probiotics every day. Probiotics improve and maintain regular digestive function. Our body needs to maintain an 85% population of friendly bacteria in the gut. Unfriendly bacteria should never be above 15%.
The pill, Antibiotics, caffeine and unhealthy diet kills good bacteria causing overpopulation of bad bacteria which causes gas, bloating, skin problems, constipation, thrush, and many more.
6. Avoid and Reduce Stress
Stress affects our body and that includes how we digest food. Avoiding stress keeps the colon healthy. Take time to relax and enjoy so that the body and mind can “let go.” Take a vacation, relax in a hot bath, get a massage, read a book, go hiking, meditate, go to the beach, and be grateful for the good things in your life.
7. Exercise Regularly
Any exercise that works the abs; for example, walking and cycling help improve muscle tone in the bowel.
Keep You Colon Healthy
The Colon is an important part of digestion. Try juice fasting not only to ease up on your colon but also aid in weight loss. All these steps will help you keep your colon healthy.