10 Superfoods For Natural Colon Cleanse


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Generally food that is high in fiber helps cleanse the colon as it flushes everything out. Some of them include Flax and Chia seeds, wheat grass, chickweed, fermented foods like Kefir and unpasteurized butter. A lot of fruits and vegetables like apples, avocados, kidney beans and legumes, spinach, cabbage, celery, asparagus and swiss chard can also help.

What Is A Natural Colon Cleanse?

Natural Colon cleanse is an ancient medical practice used by the Greeks and is seeing a resurgence of sorts in the US now, as alternative medicine and herbal supplements gain more acceptance.

There are two main natural colon cleanse methods:

  • One involves using supplements and products (enemas, laxatives, herbal teas, enzymes, magnesium) which triggers the colon’s expulsion process.
  • The second is colon irrigation (high colonics) which works somewhat like an enema where a low-pressure pump or a gravity-based reservoir flushes several gallons of water through a small tube inserted into your rectum.

What Is The Theory Behind Natural Colon Cleansing?

Colon cleansing is based on an ancient belief called the theory of auto-intoxication which believes that undigested meat and other foods cause mucus buildup in the colon. The toxins generated by this mucus enter the blood’s circulation, poisoning the body causing a wide range of symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, weight gain, low energy, etc.

[Read: Triphala – Effective Ayurvedic Colon Tonifier]

Harmful Effects Of Natural Yet Supplemental Colon Cleansing

Colon cleansing can cause side effects, such as cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting with more complications like dehydration, bowel perforations, infection risk, and electrolyte imbalance (dangerous for kidney and health patients). In general, stimulant laxatives, enemas, and purgatories should be avoided when possible and can become so addictive over time that natural defecation becomes difficult.

Eat Your Way To Healthy Colon Health

Rather than flush the colon the best way to keep the colon clean (after the body has done what it can) is to eat the right food, that also helps lowering your risk of colon cancer and enhancing your overall health.

Increasing both soluble and insoluble fiber can help with a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, including constipation, colorectal cancer and other colon ailments. Recommended daily fiber intake should be 20 to 35 grams . If there are no gluten issues, add sources of both insoluble fiber, such as cereal and whole grains, and soluble fiber, such as bran, fruit, vegetables, and oatmeal. Also, drink plenty of fluids, drink alcohol in moderation, avoid tobacco and limit red meat.

 [Read: Is it true that cleansing your colon is good?]

10 Super Foods To Support Colon’s Natural Cleansing Process

Flax Seeds And Chia Seeds

Both flax and chia seeds possess omega-3 fatty acids and fiber that stabilize intestinal cell walls, reduce inflammation and the soluble fiber binds with food to optimize the digestive process.


Supports the body in obtaining more oxygen, preventing growth of cancer cells and quickly eliminates unnecessary toxins from the colon.


This is a relatively fast acting herb that flushes out toxins, helps strengthen the stomach muscles and the colon, and clears the colon of waste by preventing constipation.

Fermented Foods

Kefir and unpasteurized cultured butter contain healthy probiotic (or beneficial) bacteria that support and balance the existing microbiota in the digestive tract that are responsible for digesting food, absorbing nutrients, thwarting harmful bacteria, and eliminating toxins.

Organic Fruits

Organic fruits like grapes, pineapples, papaya, and kiwi are rich in fiber act as natural lubricants and contain valuable enzymes that help maintain bowel and colon waste regulation.


High in fiber, a nutrient that is already widely known to promote healthy digestion, Apples are rich in fiber that help eliminate waste and also rich in pectin, a carbohydrate compound that acts as a thickening agent inside the gut, roots out built-up toxins in the colon and strengthens the intestinal lining.


Like apples, avocados are rich in fiber, and include both soluble and insoluble varieties at a ratio of about one to three, which is quite unique that promotes healthy bowel movements and cleanses the colon, effectively reducing one’s overall risk of developing colon cancer.

Chlorophyll-Rich Greens

Spinach, green olives, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, collard greens, sea vegetables, leeks, peas, and Swiss chard are all high in Fat-soluble chlorophyll (“the internal deodorant”) that adheres to the lining of the intestinal wall and retards bacterial growth, removes putrifactive bacteria from the colon, and helps heal the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract.

Clean Water With Sea Salt

Perpetual dehydration can lead to constipation and toxic buildup. You should drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every single day for maximum hydration and cleansing. Adding some sea salt to your water to help further promote detoxification.


From kidney beans to lentils, legumes contain high levels of fiber that makes these vegetables one of the greatest foods for colon cleansing.  The high fiber content of legumes are known to help maintain normal bowel movement and prevent the occurrence of various illnesses in the gastrointestinal tract.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Mazhar Ali
Mazhar Ali 5pts

Avocado ko hindi me kya bolte hai...pl. batayye.

Janice Klemme
Janice Klemme 5pts

Good to know that the avocados I crave every day are good for my gut!

Bill Cole
Bill Cole 5pts

There is no such thing as superfoods.

Ayurveda 5pts

Flax seeds - alsi ke beej Chia seeds- ciya beej :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Yes very true :) Thanks for sharing :)

Subhash Patra
Subhash Patra 5pts

What is Flax seeds & Chia seeds ? Please explain in Hindi ...

Zena Galvan
Zena Galvan 5pts

Thank you. Needed this information!!!

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

If you've got a Lidls near you Eleanor Alice, try them for avocados where they are very reasonable !!!!..

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

Thank you, most of these foods and seeds I consume already..thank you for the info on their properties!!!...\U0001f33a

Harry Om
Harry Om 5pts

I make mine with Polish mushrooms and onions..... a tad bit expensive, but OMG the taste!

Tania Stetler
Tania Stetler 5pts

I made homemade sauerkraut it was easy. Just takes a few weeks to ferment. Put apples and ginger in it.

Brian Herrera
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Chaarles Mckee
Chaarles Mckee 5pts

excellent advice apart from poor posture on toilet[squatting and use of water]

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