Nutrition and Colon Cleansing Diet
A colon cleansing diet will help maintain your colon health. Colon hydrotherapy is an excellent way of cleansing the colon of toxins, mucus, parasites and impurities. In doing so, many health benefits can be enjoyed like a strengthened immune system, increased resistance to diseases and enhanced feelings of well-being.
However, I can't overemphasize enough that colon cleansing on its own will not be truly beneficial to the body without the proper nutrition. It's the foods and the drinks that we consume that will be absorbed by the digestive system and, eventually, its waste materials will find its way to the colon. The general rule is that the better our diet is, the better the colon is able to cope with the stresses placed upon it. Adapt a colon cleansing diet!
Here are a few things to remember about the types of nutrition habits that promote good colon health, assist in colon cleansing and enhance overall health.
Choose Cleansing Foods
Fiber-rich foods are the best colon cleansing diet foods available because fiber makes for easier digestion, sweeps the colon walls of encrusted fecal matter, and absorbs toxins. Of course, our bodies also benefit as the nutrients contained in the foods are better absorbed, providing us with more energy and better overall health.
Fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods are the best sources of fiber. These include apples, beets, blueberries, cabbages, celery, cranberries, garlic, grapefruit, legumes, seaweeds, watercress, flax, and oatbran to name a few.
Lets talk just a bit more about the importance of fiber to your health.. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber absorbs water and helps flush out toxins. Insoluble fiber absorbs nothing and helps scrub the walls of your intestines keeping them clean and your bowels moving regularly.
More reasons to eat fiber:
a) Reduces transit time of your stools by exercising the colon walls.
b) Prevents hemorrhoids, varicose veins, diverticulitis, hiatus hernia, etc. By providing bulk and softening the stools you prevent straining on the toilet.
c) Fiber lowers cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar, and eliminates toxins.
d) Fiber reduces the risk of colon and rectal cancer by preventing constipation and decreasing the amount of harmful bacteria sitting in the colon.
e) Fiber helps you to control your weight! Fiber acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping you full longer and helping fat to be eliminated out of the body.
So do yourself a favour and start getting more fiber in your diet! You can achieve this by taking a fiber supplement (especially important when you're cleansing). There are many brands on the market.
Passion for Probiotics
Probiotics which include acidophilus and lactobacillus, assist in the proper absorption of minerals and nutrients and help to keep the yeast in our bodies in balance. As a result, these sources of good bacteria are used for the prevention and treatment of various health issues like yeast infections, irritable bowel syndrome and even colon cancer.
Another function of probiotics in colon cleansing is the restoration of good bacteria in the digestive tract. This is because the procedure flushes out all the toxic waste materials along with some of the good bacteria, the latter of which can be restored to normal levels with the use of probiotic supplements.
Joy of Juicing
The benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables instead of eating them whole lie in the fact that the resulting juice contains no pulp. As a result, the juice is easily digested by the stomach while the micronutrients and macronutrients are quickly absorbed by the body's cells.
Fruit and vegetable juices are also an essential part of a colon cleanse. Keep in mind that juicing is the fastest way for the body to secure beneficial enzymes, which also play important roles in colon health.
Digestive enzymes are secreted by the pancreas and break down foods, allowing their nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream and used in body functions. Digestive enzymes help us to digest food more completely. This means that we utilize more nutrients (which may mean that we eat less and maintain a stable weight) and experience better health.
Again, digestive enzymes are critical in colon health and for a colon cleansing diet because of their ability to ensure proper digestion. With less toxins coming from the foods that we eat, we are safeguarding the health of our colons and, hence, our immune systems.
Indeed, our good health depends largely on what we feed our bodies on a daily basis. Adopt a colon cleansing diet by eating more fruits and vegetables, supplement your diet with probiotics and digestive enzymes and drink plenty of ionized water to fully enjoy the benefits of colon therapy.
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