The colon is one of the most important parts of our digestive system. It re-absorbs fluids, provides essential nutrients for your body, and process waste products and food leftover from the body and prepare for its elimination.
According to studies, we need colon cleansing to prevent issues such as constipation, irregular bowel movements, and colon cancer as well as for optimal digestive wellness.
Here are some of the natural colon cleansers that can help boost our colon health naturally.
Lemon has antioxidant properties due to its high levels of vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin improves metabolism, aids in detoxification and helps destroy free radicals or toxins that cause cell damage and lead to serious health conditions, such as cancer.
Squeeze the juice from half a lemon to a glass of lukewarm water. Add a pinch of salt and 1-2 teaspoons of honey and mix well. Consume this drink every morning on an empty stomach.
Ginger has long been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. This amazing and mighty spice contains gingerol which possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Aside from treating nausea of seasickness or car sickness and aiding in losing weight, ginger was found to able to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices to aid digestion, which, in turn, helps in cleansing the colon.
Add two teaspoons of ginger juice and ½ cup of lemon juice in two cups of hot water. Stir well. Divide this solution into two or more parts and consume throughout the day.
Sea salt contains sodium that helps pull water from our tissues into our intestines. Intake of saltwater will increase our bowel movements and will aid in flushing out various bacteria, toxins and accumulated feces in the colon. Just make sure to do it in moderation because too much sodium can cause damage to our kidneys.
For this benefit, we simply need to add a tablespoon of unrefined sea salt to a glass of water and bring it to a boil. Cool and drink this solution in the morning and then massage the stomach gently in a downward direction, towards the colon.
Apple Cider vinegar (ACV)
ACV possesses antioxidant and antibiotic properties that are beneficial for a healthy gut and colon. It has a bacterium called acetobacter, which aid in digestion and proper functioning of our gut as well as responsible for the antibiotic property of ACV. Due to the vinegar’s acidic nature, it can help eliminate toxins, increase the acid level in the stomach and help us lose some pounds.
Simply add 1-2 tbsp each of ACV and honey in a glass of water. Mix well and drink every morning.