Cleansing the Intestine
Cabbage, the best cleaner
The best weapon for cleaning the intestines is cabbage. It must be consumed daily, only raw, as much as we manage to hold in both hands. About cabbage is known to have the great property of selecting from the soil only the nutrients it needs to grow and it is the only plant that will reject the harmful fertilizer agents. For children, cabbage is replaced with apple.
- Many advanced colon cleansing processes include apples, either raw or in the form of juice, sauce or vinegar because this common fruit is a food with a powerful cleansing effect on the digestive system. Apples are rich in fibre, nutrients that are already known for properties that have the role of maintaining healthy digestion. Apples contain pectin, a compound carbohydrate that acts as a thickening agent in the intestines. When taken in therapeutic doses, pectin can strengthen the intestinal mucosa and reduce the ability of toxins to accumulate in the colon. Pectin is also used in therapeutic processes to remove heavy metals and toxins from the body. More colon cleansing diets - including the diet called the Advanced Colon Cleansing Diet - include increasing the intake of pectin (especially naturally) for fuller detoxification. Pectin can also be found in bananas and citrus crust.
- For daily colon cleansing, avocado fruit is another effective option for detoxifying and improving digestion. Just like apples, avocados are rich in soluble and insoluble fibre types. The ratio is 1 to 3 (which is a very small one compared to other natural foods containing both types of fibre, where the ratio is far disproportionate). Insoluble fibres are those that promote healthy peristaltic movements and cleanse the colon, significantly reducing the overall risk of developing colon cancer. Also important is the rich content of soluble fibre, which helps to absorb water and automatically absorbs other important nutrients. A balanced and fibre-rich diet facilitates the transit of faeces through the intestines and prevents the accumulation of toxins in the digestive tract, which can cause irregularities in peristaltic movements and constipation.
Foods rich in chlorophyll
- Green fruits and vegetables, which are rich in chlorophyll, have the ability to clean the colon and maintain the health of the digestive system.
- Spinach, green olives, peas, asparagus, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, celery and seaweeds are all rich in chlorophyll, which means they can help clean the digestive tract and detoxify the liver. Completing the liquid chlorophyll diet is another way to boost the absorption of important nutrients for maximum colon health. The soluble fatty chlorophyll adheres to the intestinal wall mucosa and retards the development of harmful bacteria, removes the bacteria from the colon and helps heal the mucosal gastrointestinal tract.
Filtered sea salt water
- A hydrated colon is a healthy colon. Continuous dehydration can cause constipation and accumulation of toxins in the colon. This is why it is extremely important to consume an adequate amount of filtered water daily. Nutritionists recommend daily consumption of at least eight glasses of filtered water (the amount may be even higher, depending on the daily activities and bodybuilding of each person). You can also add sea salt to improve the effectiveness of detoxification.
- The digestive system is made up of a vast network of beneficial microbiotics that are responsible for digesting food, absorbing nutrients, eliminating harmful bacteria and toxins in the digestive tract. When these beneficial bacteria are not in proper numbers, digestive health suffers, and when the bacterial balance of the intestinal flora is severely disturbed, there are high probabilities of serious intestinal disorders. In order to help compensate intestinal floral damage caused by environmental chemicals and foods, antibiotic drugs, processed foods and other factors, it is important to complete the diet with fermented foods. This type of food naturally contains probiotic bacteria. That is why nutritionists recommend a balanced consumption of yoghurt, kefir and kimchi (cultivated vegetables containing important amounts of probiotics).