The human intestine is an organ of absorption that has turns, roughness and a special mucosa. It starts in the stomach, ends in the anus, and it is through it that the ingested food, when going through its post-digestion path, will or will not be assimilated.
For the maintenance of our health, we must take into account that the intestine has to be kept as clean as possible. It happens that in the intestinal transit, due to one problem or another, residues accumulate in the folds and roughness, the intestinal mucosa manufactures mucus, in general due to the ingestion of starches and gluten, the feces accumulate, they are not completely evacuated. , in short, the path is not clear. In this process the body starts not absorbing necessary nutrients and starts to accumulate undesirable toxins to its proper functioning.
Cleaning and maintenance of the intestinal tract it depends a lot on what you eat, but also on how much you walk, which facilitates the increase in peristaltic. In some people, the process of waste accumulation is quite heavy, requiring frequent care such as enemas (intestinal washing), fasting and the ingestion of laxatives, which are, however, not recommended by doctors because they produce an imbalance in the intestinal flora (read more here). However, it is usually enough for you to add a few good cleaning recipes to your food routine.
Even if you have a good evacuation process, you don’t suffer from constipationwaste can stay in the folds, but if you don’t have a bowel movement for 3 days, for example, imagine that waste from 15 different meals will be accumulating at different stages of fermentation and putrefaction – your body will definitely not like it!
The main thing is that you have an intake of fruits and fibers, times to “sit on the toilet”, drink pure water frequently and, if you become constipated (this is when constipation occurs, which can be the result of several situations, from food to emotional storms), take care to restore, as quickly as possible, the intestinal transit.
Recipes to cleanse the colon
It is important that you have, in your food routine, the intake of seasonal fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals and dry seeds. One of the good recipes to keep the intestines clean is eat oatmeal – it can be in porridge, or in bread and cake dough, but the best thing is to add a spoonful of oatmeal in the vitamin or even, leave it soaking, at night, in water or tea, and take it early in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Two oranges, pomace and all, sliced, with prune and oatmeal is also a great cleanser meal solution. Pineapple, blended with the brains, together with a piece of cucumber and lemon, will also make an ideal cleansing drink to be taken on an empty stomach.
O juice of two whole oranges, shaken with 7 strawberries and 3 peaches in pieces, in addition to cleaning your intestines, it will strengthen your respiratory system and increase the production of serotonin, fighting any organic or emotional depressive process. You should beat the fruit in a blender and drink it immediately, without straining, on an empty stomach. Repeat for 9 days in a row and have your breakfast only one hour later.
Red fruits, especially wild berries, are especially cleansers of our body, so consume them whenever you can.
Some herbs are also suitable for bowel cleansing: use them in the form of teas, taking 3 to 4 cups a day, after meals. sacred cascara, carqueja, echinacea, senna and even chamomile are laxative herbs, of greater or lesser impact, which activate intestinal peristalsis, helping to eliminate waste. Appropriate doses are individual, so watch your body’s reaction to using any of these herbs.
Mucilaginous plants – chia and flaxseeds, for example – are suitable for intestinal cleansing as they create a gelatinous mass that works like a broom, carrying waste and forming a consistent fecal cake that triggers natural peristaltic.
Also papaya and watermelon seeds, eaten together with the fruit, are excellent for this intestinal cleansing. You can mix it all together as a smoothie, or eat it by the spoonful – the watermelon seed is delicious to chew, the papaya seed not so much, but nothing out of this world.
Yogurt, kefir and sour milk are also excellent foods for maintaining intestinal health therefore, opt for the frequent intake of one of these probiotics, once a day, and ensure a healthy intestinal flora.
If you are constipated, before taking a more laxative herbal tea, try the following recipe that usually gives good results and is much less aggressive: a cup of hot water, a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of lemon. Mix well and drink the warm liquid all at once, on an empty stomach. Walk a little, take a few deep breaths and go to the bathroom because your bowels will definitely work.
How to keep the intestine always clean?
- Eat 8 to 10 servings of fruit per week, preferring the ones with the most fiber – berries, plums, apples.
- Whole grains, 2-3 times a week, cooked after soaking for 12 hours (reduces phytic acid).
- Cleansing foods are rich in protein and fiber.
- Avoid sweets and fats.
- Sprinkle flaxseeds over cooked or raw foods.
- Do physical activities daily (30 minutes of walking, for example)
- Drink pure water, at least 2 liters, daily.
Read more about the gut:
10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR INTESTINE WORK BETTER
INTESTINE AND DEPRESSION: A MATTER OF CLEANLINESS
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