Detox the Body and Cleanse the Colon
December 20, 2016
Have you been fighting the bulge but you can’t seem to lose any weight? It may be your colon that is keeping you from seeing and feeling the results of a weight loss program.
Did you know that your colon can hold up to eight meals in it before full digestion occurs? On average your colon weighs about four pounds empty and can weigh up to another 10 – 15 pounds with undigested food.
In other words, what you ate on Wednesday is sitting at the end of the line waiting to be dispelled, while what you ate on Saturday is sitting in your stomach waiting to make its journey.
As your meals sit, your body is absorbing toxins, making you feel sick, tired, and you have no energy. In others words, your colon becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. So, how do you resolve this? First, your diet should consist of lots of water (8-10 glasses per day) and fiber (to help move things along). Of course, the fiber only works when you are fully hydrated.
So let’s talk about cleaning out the pipes. A colon cleanse has the potential to boost weight loss by as much as 20 pounds in a month. By scrubbing out the intestine and “cleaning those pipes” you are allowing water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream and everything else is eliminated.
At this point you should only have Saturday’s meals in your stomach and Friday’s meals in the colon, and elimination should be easy. No more constipation.
This can also lead the body to become too acidic, which is the perfect pH level for disease to set in. By bringing your pH levels back to a more alkaline level, you decrease your chances of colon cancer, increases your energy, promotes weight loss, improves concentration and can increase fertility.
So, how do you clean out the sludge? Eat a well balanced meal that is rich in vegetables, fruits, fiber, protein and water. The fruits, veggies and water help keep the digestive system and body hydrated so waste does not stick to the walls of the digestive system. Avoid fatty foods, refined and processed foods, and leave the sugars out of the equation.
Eat plenty of fermented, probiotic foods such as kimchi, yogurt and sauerkraut. Dark leafy greens are also good as they help clean the digestive system and are rich in chlorophyll. Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and cauliflower are good fiber and help erase any bad food decisions you happen to make.
Some other additions to your diet should include garlic, apples, flax and chia seeds, beans and lentils, whole grains and fruit. These are all great for fiber and removing toxins. Add some green tea and lemon water to your daily routine as they can work as an antiseptic in the healing of your intestinal track and works like an antioxidant.
Like avocado? Add it to your daily intake of food. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and oils that will help lubricate the walls of the intestine, keeping toxins from sticking to the walls and they will get flushed out.