Having a healthy gut is essential to feel good, energetic, and to maintain good nutrient absorption You may consider detoxing your colon.
Detox is a natural process that our bodies use to get rid of toxins and bad harmful elements that can cause inflammation or make you sick in one way or another, but sometimes when there are too many toxins your body can feel a little overwhelmed and can’t get rid of all the bad elements in a short period of time which makes those toxins accumulate and cause a lot of problems. That’s why you need to step up and help your body to detoxify by using these 10 simple ways
1/Eat food to cleanse your gut:
Having a regular bowel movement is an important way your body uses to detox:
Flax seeds: loaded with fatty acids and fibers; flax seeds are a great choice if you’re thinking about cleansing your gut, it’s called fiber cleanse. The insoluble Fibers in flaxseeds can help your digestion and poop faster. Also, fibers help you get rid of bad bacteria in your gut and help protect your colon.
Chia seeds: Also loaded with insoluble fibers; another great source of antioxidants and fibers that help your colon to get rid of toxins and bad bacteria
Psyllium Husk: Psyllium Husk is a bulk-forming laxative; it soaks water in your gut and helps your bowel movement which increases your colon’s ability to detox.
Senna tea: Senna tea is a powerful laxative that is usually used to treat constipation, it helps you poop faster. Although Senna is helpful it can be dangerous when consumed in a large dose and also your colon can become dependent on it so make sure to stick to the dose and don’t use it longer than 6 days. If you have any type of heart, liver, or kidney condition, you should consult your doctor before using Senna.
Probiotics / fermented food: Probiotics are the good bacteria living in our guts, they help you digest food and they make some vitamins such as vitamin B and K. These probiotics are essential for a healthy gut and they help you detoxify by getting rid of the other bad bacteria and protect you from toxins, so you need to make sure that they’re in a safe environment so they can work well. But sometimes when there is a problem with these good bacteria (in cases like having gastrointestinal diseases or having lots of bad bacteria in your gut that can attack these good bacteria and killing it) you can eat fermented foods that are very rich in probiotics and it will help your body restore its microbiome. Here is a list of fermented foods and how to make them
Lemon: not just great for detoxifying the liver, but also rich in vitamin c and can help regulate blood ph level
Ginger: Ginger rhizome contains several constituents which have antibacterial and anti-fungal effects, so it’s very good for helping you flush out toxins and cleansing your gut.
Green tea: green tea is very rich in polyphenols which have antimicrobial effects against a variety of organisms. Also, it has catechins that can exhibit a variety of antimicrobial mechanisms.
Learn more about the benefits of polyphenols
Cucumber: Cucumber is filled with healthy digestive enzymes, which helps in digestion and help you get rid of toxins
Ground cinnamon: with its amazing antibacterial and antiviral properties, ground cinnamon can help you flush out toxins, and also it can boost your metabolism. Keep in mind that you should not take too much cinnamon per day, just 2 teaspoons are fine.
Bone broth: can heal your gut, when boiling bone broth releases some components: Glycine, Proline, Collagen, Glucosamine and Glutamine that can heal the gut and strengthen the immune system.
Dark green vegetables: Alkaline veggies help you detoxify the body because of their high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
2/Sleep: Another excellent way your body uses to detox:
When seeping your body detox naturally so make sure to help your body in this process by taking enough quality sleep
3/Drinking the right amount of Water:
Water helps to balance blood ph levels and also helps flush out toxins. 2L per day is fine but still depending on your activity and of course the season.
4/Exercise: Sweating is another way of detoxing:
To sweat out toxins and to help detox your gut
5/Avoid stress as possible as you can:
Stress can be very harmful to your gut, it can reduce nutrients absorption and damage the lining of your intestine healthy mind healthy gut
6/Avoid antibiotics as much as you can:
Antibiotics can be effective in killing bad bacteria but they kill good bacteria too which leads to gut problems
The bad bacteria and yeast feed up on sugar and by feeding them they kill your good bacteria which leads to gut problems.
8/Reduce Processed food:
Full of bad bacteria and toxins, processed food can be very hard to digest and it can upset your gut
Drinking too much alcohol can reduce your liver ability to detox
10/Detox belly massage to reduce bloating and cleanse
People with gastrointestinal diseases such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or people with lactose intolerance should avoid dairy products (I think butter is fine since it has little lactose quantity. Fermented dairy products are also fine) because they can irritate your gut and induce an inflammation over time