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Virtually everybody finds it difficult to ask questions like: is your bowel filled up? Is defecating a problem for you? We all get to have digestive difficulties, once a while. If the organ responsible for passing out waste from the body – known as ‘colon’ – is not performing as it ought, you can try helping you out.

There is great tendency of toxin release to the bloodstream as a result of mucus accumulation from undigested food. This can lead to ill health of the body. Removing these mucus accumulation and other wastes from the colon has positive overall effect on the body. This can be achieved by including natural food produce into your menu which has been proven effective and harmless to the body as a whole. Below are some foods that can help cleanse your colon:

1. Lemon
Lemon and citrus fruits are naturally known for increased excretion of urine. Apart from being natural diuretic, lemon juice is full of limitless vitamins and mineral elements that are good for improving the general health of the body.

2. Avocado
Avocados are low in calories. They have a high level of dietary fiber and essential vitamins. Due to the presence of cellulose, pectin and various organic acids, avocado acts as natural laxative.

3. Whole grains
Whole grains have high fiber content. Insoluble fiber is indigestible by human intestine; it does not dissolve in water and provides roughages that helps maintain bowel regularities and keeps the body healthy.

4. Chlorophyll-heavy vegetables
All green plants undergo photosynthesis by trapping sunlight with the help of chlorophyll. This implies that green plants like spinach, asparagus, sea vegetables, cabbage, peas, olives, and Swiss contains high chlorophyll levels. Chlorophyll is similar to the structure of oxygen-carrying pigment found in the blood cells in mammals which are known to fight harmful bacteria as well as heal the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract.

5. Green tea
Green tea contains detoxifiers, which can flush out toxins from the blood and organs of the body including the colon.

6. Chia seeds
Chia seeds, very trendy these days, are a natural gut flusher. Full of omega 3 fatty acids (anti-inflammatory acids) when added to food or drinks, they plump up and create a Jello-like substance.

7. Fennel
Fennel is an aromatic herb which can be in vegetable or seed form. It contains essential oil used for medicinal purposes for removing mucus accumulation in the colon and for relieving extreme farting.

8. Flax
Flax contains alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) that helps fat absorption and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains vitamins and minerals that aids digestion and helps impaired wound healing.

9. Salt
Sea salt, when dissolved in water is a basic natural detoxifying element for flushing all the tissue and organs in the body.

10. Apple
Apple is proven to be a wonder of divine nature as it can practically do anything. Apples provides vitamins A and C. They are also excellent source of dietary fiber content. Pectin is also contained in apple cider vinegar. It is a good source of carbohydrates and provides important protection against gastrointestinal diseases.

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