Toxins are formed and absorbed when waste remains in the intestines. Waste should be eliminated through the bowels on a regular basis — a healthy colon eliminates waste in 6-18 hours. But the colon can’t do its job properly if you haven’t given your body the diet it needs to keep it in tip-top shape. The colon is a natural breeding ground for bacteria, which is a good thing, because these bacteria neutralize and prevent a toxic condition from developing in the colon. The problem is, there are two types of bacteria: the good kind — the healthy, scavenging variety — and the bad guys — the disease-producing kind. In a clean, healthy environment, the healthy, scavenging bacteria will control the bad bacteria. But they can’t do that when your colon is all plugged up.
And that’s why eating food that is easy to digest will keep your colon in good working order, which will keep you regular. Not to mention healthier — and happier!
High-sugar, low-fibre diets that feature refined flour, rice and pasta are exactly what you want to stay away from to avoid chronic constipation. These diets are a recipe for sluggish peristaltic muscles. And you need a smooth rhythmic contraction of muscles to propel the contents of your stomach through the digestive tract.
Here are some diet recommendations that can keep constipation away: Read More