ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Colon Cleansing Lifestyle

Updated on March 6, 2015
Jaydoo profile image

Chris is a mother and wife. She has a job as a cook and baker, but also enjoys gardening, outdoor fun, and DIY crafts and home projects.

Why the Colon?

Are you looking to live a healthier lifestyle in 2013? Your colon otherwise known as the large intestine is essential to the digestion of the food you eat. It removes toxins and waste from your body, keeping you healthier. Many do not eat the optimal diets, and our digestive tract can become mired in a sticky, glue-like coating that inhibits proper digestion and waste removal. In order to cleanse this waste and toxins from our body we need to increase the fiber intake along with cleansing water in our diets. The investment into healthier eating is minimal versus the results of a healthier body, capable of many activities you felt too tired or sluggish to partake in.

Chose a salad.
Chose a salad. | Source

Colon Healthy Food

high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals

1.Fruits - Fruits are very good at cleansing the colon and are very healthy for the body in general. They are best for you when eaten uncooked and preferably organic. Fruits contain plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some great fruits for cleansing he colon are apples, berries, mangoes, prunes, oranges, papayas to name just a few.

2. Vegetables - Vegetables are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidents as well. Raw is the healthiest way to eat most vegetables in order to retain the nutrients. However, steaming is another method of serving vegetables. Adding spices and herbs to vegetables makes it much more palatable and your children are more likely to try them. Adding carrots, celery, spinach to fruit smoothie is an easy way to get you or your children to eat their vegetables.

There is a huge variety of vegetables in the supermarkets and farmers markets - eating them does not need to be boring. Dark green vegetables are specially good for cleansing the colon. I sometimes blend vegetables and add them to soup with the stock - you can increase the amount of vegetables without the kids even knowing.

3. Whole-Grain Breads - Whole grain breads are great for adding fiber to the diet. Pass up on the highly processed white bread - all the nutrients have been removed from the bread. Originally this was done to remove the fiber which will increase the shelf-life of foods (but not the nutritional value). By processing the food we have removed much of the nutrients. Whole grain breads also usually lower in sugar and other preservatives.

Some great whole-Grain breads are whole wheat and rye breads

4. Brown Rice & Whole-Wheat Pasta - Now these foods contain lots of fiber but are lower in nutritional value. So be sure to serve these with healthy vegetables with a balanced meal.

5. Nuts & Seeds - Are very high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are great as a treat or added to salads and stir fry. Avoid buying salted and already roasted nuts. Flax seed is an example of a seed that is high in fiber and can be added in salads and cooking. Other great seeds and nuts are walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios and the coconut. Walnuts and flaxseeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids as well.

Although seeds and nuts are healthy for you it is important to practice moderation. Nuts can be high in fats.

6. Beans - Legumes such as kidney beans, navy beans, and chickpeas are very beneficial to the colon. They are high in fiber and protein as well. They are great in soup, stew, chili, and on top of a salad.

7. Cereals - cereals tend to be high in fiber. Be sure to avoid highly processed cereals that are high in added sugar. Many cereals contain wheat, bran, oats, and flax as well as added vitamins. Children tend to love the cereals - so this can be an easy way to get the fiber into their diet as well as added calcium.

Photo by Eric Hunt (Own work (own photo)) [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

High Fiber Diet

Eating a diet high in fiber is healthy for the digestive tract. It also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Why We Should Cleanse the Colon

An enema is one way of cleansing the colon. But, let's face it - it is not the most attractive method. Fasting is another way to cleanse the colon - if you are comfortable with going without solid food for an entire 24 hours for this to be effective, then good for you. The easiest and the most sustainable method is to reduce the intake of processed foods and increase the intake of high fiber foods.

Unfortunately we have gotten away from eating for good health and have began to eat to satisfy urges and cravings that are completely unhealthy. In America and in other countries as well the diet has shifted to highly processed foods with large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup, sugars, salt, processed white flours and highly processed meals with large amounts of preservatives. All of this for the sake of convenience and at the high cost of the loss of nutritional value. The unfortunate thing is that our children are being raised on these foods and have now developed a taste for these processed foods. We need to break this cycle or the epidemic of obesity and other diet related diseases will persist.

If you intend on trying an enema it is really important to check with your doctor. There are good reasons to use an enema but there are equally good reasons not to, always be safe and talk with your doctor before trying something new. However, removing unhealthy food options from your diet is always a good method of cleaning out your colon as well as improving your overall health.

Here is a site that gives more information about enemas - Curezone.com

Enema

Introducing Liquids through the rectum into the colon to produce peristalsis (or contractions of the colon)

Fasting

Abstaining from food for a period of time (usually 24 hours for detoxification or cleansing)

Please Let Me Know What you Think

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Jaydoo profile image
      Author

      Chris 5 years ago

      @askformore lm: thank you for your comment

    • askformore lm profile image

      askformore lm 5 years ago

      I found your lens and tips interesting.

    • profile image

      cgrgoa 5 years ago

      Natural Colonics is good, but should be done under supervision to avoid any negative effects.

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks, great information for cleaning the colon.

    • profile image

      joe-buck 7 years ago

      Natural is best. I eat quite a lot of fiber in beans regularly. Nice lens.

    • Redneck Lady Luck profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      It is nice to see an article done on natural cleansing. Best wishes.

    • GonnaFly profile image

      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      So important. We go through phases of eating semi-healthily and healthily. Great information.

    • marckq profile image

      marckq 7 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)