colonIn order to optimize your health, one thing that you need to be doing is making sure that you are regularly cleansing your colon.  Your colon will take a beating, especially if you’re eating foods that are highly processed and refined regularly, and this can cause you to function in a less than optimal state.

Some of the side effects that come about due to an unhealthy colon include an increased risk of developing colon cancer, a higher chance of suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, greater gas production, increased chance of suffering from hemorrhoids, as well as a reduced absorption of minerals from the foods that you’re eating.

Fortunately, cleansing your colon doesn’t have to be an incredibly long and complicated process – in fact, with just a few quick tips, you can get started right away and see significant improvements in how you feel on a day to day basis.

Let’s go over four simple tips that you can start doing right now to begin cleansing your colon.

Eat Larger, More Satisfying Meals

Eat Larger, More Satisfying MealsThe first step to cleansing your colon is to eat larger meals throughout the day rather than nibbling all throughout the day instead.

Each time you eat, you will be stimulating certain receptors in your stomach to stretch and this triggers a series of reactions to take place as the intestine prepares for food to enter.

By eating larger meals, you stimulate these receptors less often and make the intestine more efficient at what it does.

In addition to this, it allows waste materials to travel together through the colon, which then forms better stools and improves elimination.

Never Avoid Going

Never Avoid Going

If you have go, go.  Obviously you do need to get to a washroom first, but suppressing your desire to have a bowel movement is not going to be a healthy thing for your colon.

If you let waste sit longer in the colon than it should, this can cause dehydration of the waste materials to occur and that can lead to hard stools that prove more difficult to pass.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Drink Plenty Of Water

You’ve likely already heard that drinking more water throughout the day is important if you want to sustain good health and this is no different.

Staying well hydrated will help to keep your digestive system and colon in proper working order, so is vital for regular bowel movements and good nutrient absorption.

Aim for at least 64 oz. of fluid each day.

Eat High Fiber Foods

Eat High Fiber Foods

Finally, the last thing that you can do to help detox your colon and get it back to proper working order is to eat plenty of high fiber foods each day.

Fiber is going to help to sweep out your system, clearing away many of the toxins present and is also like a broom for the colon.

High fiber foods include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain the insoluble variation of fiber that you’re looking for here.

So start using these techniques today and you can promote a healthier colon tomorrow.