In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about cleansing diet, especially colon cleansing. Many people suffer from many health disease or die because of colon cancer here in the States.
Every day we are exposed to many pollutants, heavy metals, chemicals, radiation and toxins in the environment around us. As our homes need cleaning, our bodies also need detoxifying and cleaning once in a while. Colon cleansing is one of the ways to detoxify the body from harmful chemicals and toxin in the environment. Colon is like drainage for our bodies. Unfortunately American diet is filled with saturated fat and we all know that grease sticks into everything. These high volumes of carbohydrates and especially saturated fat cannot get fully processed and digested by colon therefore the grease and fat stick to colon wall. Because colon walls are covered with grease, overtime colon cannot absorb nutrients from foods anymore and that would increase the risk of colon cancer.
You’ve probably heard the expression that “let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food”; there are different ways to clean your colon but the best is changing your eating habits. Consuming green superfoods that are high in fiber such as kale, chard, leek, celery and broccoli can be very effective. I know it’s hard to eat kale or leek, but you can use them in your green smoothies every day. There are also other herbals that can clean colon such as ginger, cayenne pepper and aloe leaf. Consuming raw foods that are high in fiber and live enzymes can give your liver a break and clean your body. Drinking lots of water with apple cider vinegar and lime can also do wonders cleaning and detoxifying your body. Exercising, meditation and yoga especially hot yoga can also reduce the level of bad cholesterol, fat and stress and help to clean the body and liver by sweating.