6 essentials for colon health
how are you ? This sentence that we utter daily has its origins in an ancient Roman custom, where it was fashionable to ask people if they were okay...in the saddle. Regular bowel movements were already a sign of good health, and of course they still are! A few simple rules of life hygiene allow colon care.
The colon, also called the large intestine, plays an important role in our health because it is responsible, among other things, for completing digestion, eliminating waste, and participating in our immunity. You don't have to wait for digestive disorders like diarrhea, constipation, or even colon cancer to adopt good habits. But how do we give ourselves every opportunity to maintain a healthy colon? We give you some advice.
1. Eat a balanced diet
We can never repeat it enough: It is essential to adopt balanced eating habits to stay in shape. A varied and balanced diet is in itself excellent for your overall health, but it is even more important for colon health! Most of the time, digestive problems come directly from the way you eat.
Reduce your fat intake and reduce sugar. Bad intestinal bacteria and yeasts feed on sugar in all its forms.. which you add to your coffee or yogurt, but also hidden sugar.
2. Consume a lot of fiber
For a healthy colon, you should include fiber in all of your meals. They allow the complete digestion of the food we ingest. The National Program for Healthy Nutrition (PNNS) recommends consuming 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day for an adult, while the average person's actual intake is around 15 to 22 grams.
Found in fruits (apples, pears in the skin, raspberries and blackberries), vegetables like artichokes, peas, beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, corn, turnip, potatoes in the skin, you'll also find it in whole grains, dried fruits (prunes, apricots, dates) and legumes (White or red beans, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas).
3. Choose emollient foods
Give preference to emollient foods, which will relieve intestinal inflammation if necessary. They also have the advantage of reducing sensitivity to stomach acids. Get into the habit of eating raw oats, plantain, or ground flaxseeds for breakfast or in a salad.
Plus, herbs like marshmallow, licorice, and slippery elm have the same soothing power.
4. Drink plenty of water and reduce the consumption of coffee and alcohol
Do you regularly suffer from digestive disorders and do you drink a lot of coffee? Don't search anymore! Caffeine can irritate the stomach and intestines, sometimes causing inflammation. Reduce your consumption of coffee, as well as black tea and chocolate, which have the same irritating effect.
Alcohol, due to the sugars it contains, is a breeding ground for yeast and bad bacteria in the gut. If inflammation occurs, avoid all alcohol, beer, wine and spirits for 4 weeks and generally prefer water over alcohol.
Drinking water helps your body get rid of toxins and stool. As a reminder, the recommended amount of water is at least 1.5 liters per day, that is, 8 glasses.
5. Regular physical activity
Again, nothing new: physical activity is essential to maintaining good health. Especially in the case of poor digestion: physical exercise sessions will facilitate the movement of intestinal peristalsis caused by the digestive mechanism.
A simple walk after eating will help stimulate your body and facilitate digestion.
6. Choose Supplements
If despite all these tips you suffer from a bowel imbalance, or simply if you want to maintain a healthy colon, feel free to take treatments from nutritional supplements, two to three times a year. In fact, waste and toxins accumulate in the colon which may affect its optimal functioning.
That's why Ineldea's Detox Colon formula is perfect for colon detoxification and care. Of 100% natural origin, it consists of nine skillfully selected plant extracts known to gently purify and contribute to intestinal comfort such as tamarind, fennel, aloe vera or Canéficier ... as well as vital fibers to support the microbiome.