How to Cleanse Your Colon With Food
Most people new to the idea of colon cleansing for good health, are turned off by the idea of doing an enema or colon irrigation. So they look for alternative methods to cleaning their colon, and one of the most natural colon cleansing methods they discover is food.
Food is one of the best techniques to use for cleansing your colon. Now, there are several approaches to using food for colon cleansing, so we’ll look at a couple of those here.
First: The lack of food can help cleanse your colon. Technically this is called a fast, or a body detox technique. Using this colon cleansing method, you simply go on a juice only diet for about one week. Juice fasts can last for two to three weeks if you’d like though, and many people use them for both detoxing their body and losing unwanted body weight.
Juice fasts can be done using either fruit or vegetable juices, but if you’re diabetic you may want to water down your fruit juices because they do contain high amounts of natural sugar.
Not everyone can handle going without solid food for a week or more though, so that brings us to our primary colon cleansing method:
Food. Yes, real, solid food that will fill your stomach.
The best types of foods to eat which will help your colon cleanse itself gently and naturally, are high in fiber.
Whole grain and bran cereals for instance, are an excellent way to get extra fiber into your diet and help cleanse your colon. You may want to try adding flaxseed to your breakfast for even better results.
Anything green and leafy is another excellent source for helping to cleanse the colon. Try eating plenty of vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and various salad greens.
One of the best foods for helping you with colon cleansing though, is fruit. Blackberries for instance, have a whopping eight grams of fiber per cup, and all that extra fiber does a wonderful job of cleansing your colon. Prunes and prune juice are also excellent foods to use for cleansing your colon, and just about any other type of fruit or fruit juice which usually makes you have a good bowel movement will work as well.
The whole point of cleansing your colon naturally using food, is to increase your body’s waste elimination process for several days at the minimum. You want to force your body to start flushing out the solid waste materials, so that it’s also carrying the toxins and bacteria out of your body more quickly too.
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Originally published June 2007