Smart colon habits

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There are many things you can do to keep your colon healthy and happy and regular without resorting to harsh laxatives and purging and colon cleansing.

  • Ensure that your diet is balanced and rich in dietary fibre, both soluble and insoluble (unsifted and unprocessed grains and cereals, fruit and vegetables, legumes).
  • Eat foods that contain oligosaccharides, such as asparagus, onions, garlic, and mushrooms
  • Eat a daily portion of yoghurt and fermented milk products  
  • Take microflora supplements which contain Lactobacilli, or Bifidobacteria (you can purchase these products at health shops and some chemists)
  • Drink sensible amounts of water (3-4 cups a day) to help with peristalsis and to regulate bowel movements
  • Do regular exercise like going for brisk walks to stimulate your overall metabolism and get your digestive tract functioning properly.
  • Learn to relax - excessive stress can cause diarrhoea or constipation

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