Top Foods for Colon Cleansing and the Prevention of Colon Cancer

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16. Fermented Foods

The balance of good and bad bacteria inside our digestive systems is easy disrupted by environmental pollutants, antibiotics, processed foods, stress, and other outside forces. Be sure to eat plenty of fermented foods that will restore this natural balance. Fermented foods include items such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and pickles.


17. Chickweed

This little herb is not really a weed, even though it has that word in its name. Chickweed helps relieve constipation as well as being a terrific colon cleanser. Perhaps someone should change its name to Chick Cleaner!


18. Peppermint

If you have ever had an upset stomach and found that drinking a cup of peppermint tea or sucking on some peppermint candy helped to calm your stomach, then you understand how peppermint works. This is a powerful herb that calms and relaxes the intestines so waste can move along without stress or obstruction.


19. Garlic

Is there anything garlic is not good for? Garlic has healthy benefits for just about every part of the body, including the colon. Crush a clove or two each morning and swallow them whole or add some to your salads and food dishes for some tasty, yet powerful colon cleansing compounds.


20. Cold Water Fish

For the same reasons you should be eating more avocados, flax, and chia seeds, you should eat fish for their omega-fatty acids. Unlike other types of meat, fish has essential oils that improve digestion and cleanse the colon. Think sardines, anchovies, and canned salmon. Be aware of top 10 contaminated fish you shouldn’t eat.


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