The digestive system in the human body consists of the large and small intestine.
The large one contains a muscular tube, or the colon, whose role is to absorb water and salt from the remaining food matter after it goes through the small intestine.
The colon stores and controls the evacuation of fecal material, and regulates the digestion and absorption of undigested food.
Since its function must be at a high level in order to prevent digestive issues and support overall health, it is always a good idea to cleanse the colon once in a while.
The following homemade colon cleanses remedy will provide miraculous effects! It contains ginger, lemons, and apples.
Ginger is a tasty and healthy ingredient which has been used for centuries due to the potent medicinal properties. It is excellent for the prevention and treatment of various ailments, such as migraines, cold, nausea, arthritis, and hypertension.
According to Zadeh et al, ginger ‘stimulates digestion, absorption, relieves constipation and flatulence by increasing muscular activity in the digestive tract.’
Citrus fruits are a rich source of vitamin C and are potent antioxidants.
Lemons perfectly help digestion, and in combination with warm water, they are extremely beneficial by ‘regulating stomach acids, promoting digestions, and providing remedies for disorders such as heartburn, bloating and acidity,’ as reported by the European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research.
Apples are high in fiber which is extremely helpful for the digestive system. The Cornell University claims that the soluble fiber that is present in apples in high amounts; ‘can help lower blood cholesterol, slow the absorption of carbohydrate from foods, and help stabilize blood sugar levels.’
Moreover, they add that ‘Fiber affects the rate of digestion of foods, the absorption of nutrients, and the movement of waste products (stool) through the colon.’
The following colon cleansing drink will do miracles for your digestion and overall health:
The 3-Juice Recipe
- 1 teaspoon of organic ginger juice
- 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
- ½ cup of organic, pure apple juice
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- ½ cup of lukewarm filtered water
You should mix all the ingredients in a jug. Stir them well, and consume a large glass of the mixture in the morning on an empty stomach.
After the lunch, drink another 2 large glasses of it, and two more in the evening, around 6-7pm.The colon cleansing procedure lasts for one day only.
It is recommended that you drink at least 5 large glasses or around 8 small glasses of this juice to enjoy all its benefits.
In the case of allergies, diabetes, or pregnancy, make sure you consult your doctor before starting with this colon cleanse.