Colon Cleansing Diet

In modern society, many of the foods consumed are processed and are high in saturated fats, preservatives and sugar but are very low in dietary fibre. This can lead to numerous colon problems. By improving the diet, you can improve your colon’s health so more toxins can be removed. Foods that you may wish to consider to include in a colon cleansing diet are:

  • Fruit – This should be eaten raw and with the peel still one (if possible). Fruit is a good part of a colon cleansing diet, as it is full of fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. Fruit can be included in your day-to-day life in numerous ways e.g. a fruit salad, a smoothie, general healthy snack etc. The most “colon-friendly” of the fruits include apples, berries (such as raspberries and blackberries), dried fruits (like dates and prunes), avocados and pears.
  • Juices – Juices are good for getting enough water in your diet as well as (in fresh fruit juice) benefitting your colon with the healthy implications of fruit (see above).
  • Vegetables – Vegetables are easy to incorporate into many meals as well as being eaten as a snack. They contain a lot of fibre (especially when eaten raw) so they are excellent to maintain the health of your colon. The best for this type of diet are peas (green and snow especially) and spinach. However, many root and leafy vegetables are also very beneficial.
  • Legumes – Legumes are foods such as chickpeas, kidney beans and lentils, which are a large constituent of the diet of many vegetarians. They are rather simple to incorporate into your diet. You could replace meat in meals such as bolognaise with lentils or the chicken in curries with chickpeas. They are also tasty additions to salads and pasta (whole-wheat of course) dishes.
  • Bread, bagels & muffins – These should be whole-wheat (as opposed to refined) to allow you to reap the colon-related benefits. Once again, these are another category of food that is rich in fibre (wheat, bran and rye).
  • Cereals – Cereals such as oatmeal, bran flakes, wheat cereals and barley cereals, are packed full of soluble fibre, which is fantastic for keeping your colon healthy. Porridge is a good source of fibre that can be made more appealing by adding fruit (which will also aid colon cleansing) such as raisins or apple.
  • Rice and pasta – Like above, these foods should be selected in their whole-wheat form, such as brown rice. They contain a lot of fibre to keep your colon healthy and functioning efficiently.
  • Seeds and nuts – These can be great for snacking and are also good for including in main meals. Manu cereals also contain nuts (such as fruit and fibre) so they are easy to incorporate into your diet. As seeds and nuts tend to be unprocessed and raw, they maintain high levels of fibre and are very healthy and good for your colon. Those deemed most beneficial include soy nuts and flax seeds. If you would prefer, however, peanuts, pistachios, brazil nuts, sesame seeds (and many more) are also considered very advantageous. Of course, if you are allergic to nuts, you should avoid these.
  • Popcorn – This does not mean the flavoured popcorn you purchase at the cinema! However, home-popped corn is very beneficial in colon health care as it is whole-grain, contains high levels of fibre as well as providing the body with vitamin B and protein.

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