There’s no elegant way to ask this: is your butt stuffed up? Do you have problems pooping? Digestive difficulties plague everyone at one time or another. The colon is the organ responsible for removing waste from your body. If it is not functioning properly, you might want to give it a little extra push.
Sometimes, undigested meat and other foods cause a mucus buildup in the colon, which in turn produces toxins that enter the bloodstream and poison the body. Cleansing the colon to remove mucus build-up and other waste has been shown to have a positive effect on overall health.
You don’t need to resort to commercially manufactured, chemical-laden products to help clean out your colon. By simply adding certain foods to your menu, you can naturally, safely and effectively cleanse empty your colon of its unwanted contents. Here’s a list of the best foods to drain your colon fast and smooth:
Lemon and citrus fruits in general are natural diuretics. The juice of lemons is also chock-full of vitamins and natural minerals that are good for all aspects of health and nutrition.
Avocados have a high level of insoluble to soluble fiber, which is the specific type of fiber that encourages defecation.
3. Whole grains
Whole grains are extremely high in fiber, a key to smooth, healthy and exciting bowel movements.
4. Chlorophyll-heavy vegetables
Greens like spinach, olives, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, collard greens, sea vegetables, leeks, peas, kale and Swiss chard all have high chlorophyll levels. Chlorophyll has been shown to kill harmful bacteria as well as heal the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
5. Green tea
Green tea has powerful detoxification powers, which can clean out the liver, kidneys, and colon.
6. Chia seeds
Chia seeds, very trendy these days, are a natural gut flusher. Full of omega 3 fatty acids (anti-inflammatory acids) when added to food or drinks, they plump up and create a Jello-like substance.
Fennel, which you can find in vegetable or seed form, eliminates mucus build-ups in the digestive tract. They also help alleviate excessive farting.
8. Flax seeds
Flax, like chia, has anti-inflammatory properties (omega 3) and contains lots of vitamins and minerals that assist digestion. Omega-3s are an added benefit.
9. Sea salt
When added to water, which is nature’s most basic element for flushing all of our tissues and organs, salt is a very effective detox agent.
10. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is proving to be God’s gift to humankind and the greatest wonder of nature. It can do anything. Apples are a part of almost every colon-cleanse program because of their high fiber content. Pectin, a carbohydrate compound found in apple cider vinegar, is an especially powerful gastro tract cleanser.