Millions of people suffer from indigestion, headaches, fatigue and other forms of discomfort. These problems can often be traced back to intestinal problems and many believe that the key to a strong immune system is maintaining a healthy digestive system. Neglecting intestinal health can lead to a variety of conditions ranging from the relatively harmless (occasional constipation) to the very serious (colitis or irritable bowel syndrome).
When the intestinal system isn’t functioning properly, between 5 and 20 pounds of unprocessed waste can end up clogging up the body for up to 70 hours. A healthy person can digest food in approximately 24 hours. An intoxicated colon is responsible for a large number of illnesses and health problems. The reason that so many people suffer from intestinal problems has to do with their diet, which often contains much too little fiber and way too much sugar and fast food.
With this super smoothie, it’s easy to detox your colon and get your intestines working like a well-oiled machine!
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp organic honey
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 apple
Put all the ingredients in a mixer and blend thoroughly until the chia seeds are completely swollen. Drink the mixture every day on an empty stomach and you’ll soon notice your digestion improving. Your body will be able to get rid of waste much faster, which in turn will lead to a healthy, detoxed colon.
This is why it works so well:
Honey has antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which make it an effective colon cancer preventative. Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber which all help to keep the digestive system running at high gear. Chia seeds are considered a real wonder — they contain protein, vitamins, nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and are rich in fiber. Apples contain huge amounts of soluble and insoluble fibers which also help to kick start the digestion.
The amazing thing is, this smoothie is not only good for your intestines — it can also help to prevent heart disease. Now that’s what I call a power drink!
Eating a healthy diet and getting lots of exercise can also help to keep your colon healthy. That means eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grain products while avoiding fast food, sugar and other foods made with white flour. You can also try to avoid stress, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine — your colon will thank you!
A healthier diet and lifestyle combined with a daily smoothie can work wonders for your digestion. You’ll soon notice that you have more energy and chances are your cholesterol level will start to sink as well. And when you look in the mirror, you’ll probably notice that your skin looks much healthier too.
So if you find yourself dealing with stomach problems and feel that your digestive system is in need of some assistance, try this amazing smoothie. And even if you don’t have any problems, you can still drink it anyway to keep your body in top form. Because even a healthy body can benefit from an occasional detox!