The colon’s primary role in the digestive system is to remove excess waste from the body. As waste products move through the colon, which is about 5 feet long in most people, vitamins, nutrients, and water are absorbed back into the bloodstream to be distributed throughout the body to keep it functioning normally. Whatever toxic materials are left after that process is completed are then excreted as a bowel movement.
As time goes by, plaque continually forms in the lining of the colon, which becomes less efficient in absorbing the materials the body needs. As the plaque continues to build up, the colon becomes clogged with decaying materials that stick to its lining and breed unhealthy bacteria that become toxic to the body. Once these toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream, they can cause many different diseases. Even before these illnesses take hold, the body begins to feel sluggish and the person may have mood swings.
To make sure you have good colon health, it is good to do a colon cleansing at least once per year. This is a prescribed program that clears the intestines of decaying materials and then flushes them out of the body, while also reducing plaque that has formed along the colon walls. After this procedure is finished, the colon can once again absorb nutrients and host good bacteria that help the body stay healthy and fit. Best of all, the body now feels active and energized.
Here are some suggestions that have been proven to lower the risk of an unhealthy colon:
Drink Plenty of Water
Common wisdom recommends drinking eight glasses of water every day, although this should just be the starting point. Water is a natural cleanser that can be consumed in fairly large quantities without harm to the body. Usually, the only side effect is frequent urination, but that can also be healthy for the bladder. Flushing toxins out of the skin, urinary tract, and colon with water will provide better, more natural health than is possible with any medication.
Eat Foods High In Fiber
Vegetables and fruits are high in fiber and effective in keeping the colon healthy. Fiber is a natural colon cleanser because it holds onto the toxic materials in the lining and flushes them out with the bowel movement.
Exercise encourages the process which moves products through the colon on their way to elimination from the body. When these waste products move through too slowly they develop the bad bacteria that can lead to disease.
Commercial juices, smoothies, and other “health drinks” are usually a waste of money, relative to their purported benefits for colon health. The same benefits can be achieved by eating fewer processed foods and replacing them with a variety of vegetables and fruits, and drinking lots of water and exercising whenever possible. Mindfulness of these elements may be all you need to maintain a healthy colon.