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Posted on: March 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm
Last updated: October 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm

People have appreciated, and performed colon cleanses since ancient Greece. In the US, colon cleansing became popular in the 1920s and 1930s. We perform colon cleanses because of the theory of autointoxication.

Undigested meat and other foods cause mucus buildup in the colon that produces toxins and poisons the body. These toxins are attributed to fatigue, headache, weight gain, and low energy.

Natural Colon Cleanses with Fruits and Veggies

When making natural colon cleanses with fruits or vegetables, it’s important to pick high fiber options that are packed with as many nutrients as possible. The natural colon cleanses we’re about to share with you is full of amazing fibers, nutrients, and vitamins that will replace the toxins you expel.

Apples

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That’s why apples are a great starting base. They’re full of soluble fiber that helps keep you feeling fuller longer and helps with loose stools. Apples also contain insoluble fiber that adds bulk to stool and relieves constipation to keep things moving (which is what you want in a cleanse).

Flax Seeds

Another great ingredient in this cleanse is flax seeds. They’re full of amazing fiber which helps delay gastric emptying and improves intestinal absorption of nutrients. They help us pass our food and reduce the risk of colon cancer.  

Flax also contains compounds that provide antioxidant protection. As well as helping your colon, the flax in this recipe will be killing two birds with one stone by protecting your heart and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Did I mention flax is also full of heart-healthy Omega-3s?

Chia Seeds

Chia is more than just a grass pet from the 90s. Chia is full of fiber that contributes to a healthy digestive tract. They’re chock full of nutrients and vitamins that your body will absorb while cleansing away the toxins.

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They also happen to keep you fuller longer, which helps with weight loss. Much like flax seeds, chia seeds are full of Omega-3 fatty acids that keep your heart pumping strong.

With an amazing and powerful ingredient list like that, you’re crazy if you don’t give it a try. Your body will thank you, guaranteed!

Natural Colon Cleanse Recipe with Honey and Apple

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Apple-Chia

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon honey (for sweetness)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (ground is easier to digest than whole)
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients together except the chia.
  2. Pour contents of blender into a preferred drinking glass and stir in the chia.
  3. Keep stirring the drink until the chia seeds have started expanding (approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Drink and enjoy!

Just a Tip

When eating a lot of apples or high fiber foods (like this cleanse provides), it’s imperative you drink a lot of water. Keeping hydrated ensures a healthy stool and functioning body! If you’re looking for another way to improve your digestion and keep your gut flora blooming, try this Pure Boswellia Extract.

Let us know what you thought of this recipe, and/or give us more topics you’d like to hear about in future articles in the comments below!

If you enjoyed this cleanse, check out this Aloe Vera Juice Cleanse and these 9 Cleansing Smoothies, too!

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