The wise old saying, “Health is wealth,” has already been a cliché phrase everyone hears almost every day. Still, the metaphor proves to be true to everyone even up to this modernized era.
To back this up, P.T. Bamum quoted, “The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness.
A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.” True enough, anyone suffering from any discomfort brought about by simple or severe illness cannot perform as well as someone who is full of beans.
A healthy person defined is someone who is not suffering from any kind of disease, thus having full blasted energy.
Being illness-free, however, is not the only qualification necessary to be considered healthy. Health is the total well-being of an individual in terms of physical, emotional, and mental factors.
Your Colon And Your Health
It might sound some sort of exaggeration but truth be told, a clean colon is the foundation of a healthy body.
Your colon, or simply put, your large intestine is responsible for absorbing minerals and nutrients from the food you consume, and afterward extracting the remains which are more commonly referred to as the fecal matter out of the body.
You can just compare your colon to that of a strainer which primary function is to filter the ingredients of the meal you are cooking. A clean strainer will ensure that your food will be bacteria or germs-free, while a dirty one may cause infections or diseases.
Benefits Of Having A Clean Colon
- Improves the performance of the digestive system
- Helps the body in absorption of essential nutrients
- Contributes to energy boost
- Lessens the risk of colon related diseases most especially colorectal cancer
- Eliminates the risks of constipation, diarrhea, or irregular bowel movements
- Regulates and eases bowel movements
- Regulates metabolism which helps stop unwanted weight gain or makes losing weight a lot easier
- Relieves the body of chemicals and toxins that affect fertility for both men and women
- Aids in improving focus and concentration
- Provides overall well-being
Five Proven Ways To Keep The Colon Clean
1. Eat Healthy
The secret lies in the food you eat. Your body may benefit or deteriorate because of any intake. Surely, it is a challenge to switch from the tasty junk foods and convenient fast food meals to green and leafy vegetables, but the effort will definitely be all worth it.
First of all, avoid processed foods, too much caffeine which is mostly found in coffee, and foods with preservatives or artificial coloring. Eat foods rich in fiber instead as fiber helps in the digestive tract functions.
Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal, and corn are packed up with fiber so combining your daily meals with a certain amount of any will be surely beneficial.
Fermented foods like yogurt are rich in the good bacteria—probiotics which is also favorable for digestion.
Avoid dairy as much as possible since dairy products are constipation culprits.
2. Drink lots of liquid
Water, as simple as it may look and sound, is a miracle for the body. Drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of clean water a day keeps the doctor farther away than an apple does because it literally cleans waste material in the system as it helps in the smooth movement of fecal matters.
Water alone may be boring especially for young adults so to spice water intake up, you might want to add lemon slices, ginger, or orange extract and pulp to add flavor and color.
Regular exercise not only results to a fit and attractive physique, but also stimulates your digestive functions to make bowel movements regular and easy.
Having scheduled gym appointments, working out at home, walking or jogging for thirty minutes to an hour a day, or simply keeping your body moving through house work and all can keep you healthier than you expect.
4. Change Your Lifestyle
Keeping yourself disciplined at all times may be the missing link to a healthy physical, mental, and emotional state, and the key to a longer, gratifying life. Keeping away from anything that may compromise your health is the easiest route to overall well-being.
The primary step is to limit alcohol consumption or completely stop drinking any alcoholic beverages.
Another thing to avoid is stress and the causes of stress as your mental state can have a huge impact to your body’s functions including metabolism.
5. Consult Your Doctor
If you are experiencing problems with your bowel, or you simply don’t feel at ease after all the natural methods you’ve tried, then consulting your physician is your last resort.
Often, doctors will prescribe laxatives to help you with your problems in moving your bowel. Also, you may be given recommendations to undergo cleansing procedures like colonic irrigation.
Problems That May Arise From Unclean Colons
Taking your colon for granted may result to devastating health conditions. Consider taking care of your colon before any of the following happens to you.
- Bowel Problems like irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, or constipation which are all very undesirable especially if the symptoms occur at work, during your travels, or while having a relaxing time at home
- Hemorrhoids which are inflamed veins in your rectum or around it usually acquired by women who are or were pregnant
- Colon or colorectal cancer, the growth of tumor in the large intestine leading to spread of abnormal cells which in most cases can be fatal
- Ulcerative colitis which is the inflammation in the large intestine or Crohn’s disease which can affect the gastrointestinal tract.
A clean body is similar to a clean home. It is comfortable, functions properly, and causes little or no problem at all.
It will be among your best decisions to start maintaining a clean and healthy body as early as you can instead of waiting for the need to do so.
Just as Anne Wilson Schaef said, good health is not something you can buy; however, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
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