Does the thought of going poop and losing 20 pounds sound appealing to you? Surprisingly, this is the amount of poop that can be trapped in your body.
Besides added weight, this toxic sludge prohibits the colon from completing its necessary jobs—soaking up nutrients and expelling waste. This waste also has a negative impact on gut bacteria and can make it harder to lose weight.
8 Best Colon Cleanse Detox Remedies
Fortunately, there are a variety of solutions for keeping your colon clean and free of toxic waste. Read on to learn about 8 all natural colon cleaners for keeping your colon in optimal health.
1.) Eat Lots of Fiber
In addition to prunes, many other foods are excellent sources of fiber. Consider adding a few of these fiber-rich foods to your diet:
- Brussel sprouts
Women between the ages of 19 and 50 should aim to get about 25 grams of fiber a day to keep their colon healthy.
Men in this age range require a higher amount, around 38 grams. After the age of 50, the requirements go down to 21 grams for women and 30 for men.
2.) Drink Ginger Tea
- 2 teaspoons of ginger that has been freshly grated
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
- 5 cups of spring water
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey as desired.
3.) Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking enough water is extremely important. Almost 75% of Americans are dehydrated—a major cause of a blocked colon. The colon requires enough water—probably more than you realize—to keep waste flowing smoothly.
You should try to drink at least two liters of cold water every day. If you are drinking bottle water, be sure to avoid brands that contain fluoride. Drinking enough water will make it easier for toxic sludge to be cleared out.
4.) Eat Plenty of Probiotics
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in your gut. Their job is to help keep bad bacteria under control and prevent it from blocking your gut and colon.
A normal, healthy body naturally contains enough probiotics but certain medications, such as antibiotics, can throw off the balance.
- Dark chocolate
5.) Do a Cleanse With Prune Juice
Organic pure prune juice, which is packed with fiber, is a great drink for clearing out a blocked colon. The amount you need to drink is dependent on how blocked up you are.
In general, you should aim to drink 8 ounces before eating breakfast and another 8 ounces once you eat dinner.
Once your bowel movements start to happen more regularly, you can start to decrease the amount of prune juice you drink.
Cutting back on the amount you drink will make sure your colon does not become dependent on it.
6.) Sprinkle Flaxseed on Your Food
Consider topping your cereal, yogurt, and oatmeal with flaxseeds. Flaxseeds contain Omega 3s – fatty acids that help loosen waste in your colon.
They are also packed with fiber. These two characteristics make flaxseed a great way to keep your colon clear and clean.
There are 27 grams of fiber in 100 grams of flaxseed. Make sure to take this into account when considering your daily intake of fiber and too much fiber can cause diarrhea.
7.) Drink Lemon Juice on a Regular Basis
Lemons also help raise your metabolism which increases the body’s ability to get rid of waste. Try drinking warm lemon water at the beginning of each day.
Click here to learn more about the health benefits of lemon water.
8.) Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse
This is the best detox drink because it:
- Cleanses your liver
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes healthier skin
- Boosts your energy level
- Supports digestions & weight loss
The Apple cider vinegar is full of enzymes that help promote the growth of probiotics. Its acidic properties also help it loosen years of hardened toxic blockages.
To make a drink, mix the following ingredients:
- 8 ounces of warm water
- 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Do this every day until you notice your bowel movements are happening more regularly.
If you are pregnant or taking any medications, please check with your doctor before testing any of these remedies.
Colonoscopy: Healthy Colon vs Unhealthy Colons
If you want to see exactly how blocked your colon can get, check out this video (warning, it is intense).