Colon cleansing has been in use since ancient Greece, but has gained popularity in the USA in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century. Colon cleansing is based on the theory of autointoxication, which suggests that undigested foods create mucus build-up in the intestines which results in toxins in the body causing headaches, fatigue, low energy levels and weight gain.
When deciding on a colon cleanse, you must pick fruits or vegetables rich in fiber and essential nutrients. The colon cleanse recipe we have for you is rich in nutrients which will replace the toxins once they are flushed out. The main ingredient of the cleanse are apples.
Apples are a great colon cleansing ingredient – they contain both soluble and insoluble fiber which will make you feel full for longer and add bulk in your stool.
Flaxseeds are also used in this recipe. They are rich in fiber which will delay your gastric emptying and improve the body’s absorption of nutrients. They will ease the passing of food, reduce the risk of colon cancer, and prevent cardiovascular diseases due to their omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds contain fiber and omega-3 fatty acids which will improve your gastrointestinal tract and help your body expel toxins. They are a satiating food which aids weight loss.
Here’s what you need for the cleanse:
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds
A cup of water
1 tablespoon of honey (to taste)
Mix all the ingredients without the chia seeds – add them once you poured the drink in a glass and stir until they expand. Drink the mixture fresh.
When eating fiber-rich foods, it’s important to drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. This will ensure proper function of the body and healthy stool.