Diabetes and blood pressure are not classified as diseases but constipation is a disease. Body will be healthy only when the waste products are excreted. If the wastes generated within the body are retained without being excreted it will lead to ill health. Constipation and indigestion are caused by improper food habits and consuming food items not cooked properly. This leads to accumulation of toxic substances in the large intestine, with the consequences of causing cancer in the colon. Therefore, it is highly important that the wastes generated are removed regularly. The toxic substances accumulated in the large intestine can be removed by consuming natural food products on regular basis. Let us know the list of natural food products that helps us in keeping the large intestine perfectly functioning.
Aali seeds (Flax seeds)
Flax seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in fiber content. They cure the problems related to the inner walls of large intestine. They help reduce intestinal inflammation and boils and at the same time facilitating proper digestion.
Aloe extract helps in removing toxic substances in the large intestine. It also facilitates easy digestion. It serves as a medicine for skin problems too.
Extract of wheat grass
Wheat grass helps in enriching oxygen in the body, thereby preventing cancer by scavenging free radicals. It easily removes the toxic substances in the large intestine.
Fruits like grapes, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, apple and avocado are rich in fiber content. They easily remove wastes from the large intestine.
Spinach, lady’s finger, broad beans, sparrow grass (Thaneervittaan kodi) cabbage and pea varieties are rich in chlorophylls. They prevent bacterial growth in the large intestine and also help in removing the already existing colony of bacteria.
Lack of water
Chronic dehydration of the body leads to accumulation of toxins in the body and also causes constipation. Daily consumption of 2-3 liters of water helps in excreting wastes in the body regularly. This also helps in cleaning the large intestine. It is recommended to add little amount of gross salt.
Sprouted grams are rich in fiber content. Therefore they are best cleansers of largeintestine.
Garlic serves as anti-bacterial and also anti-parasitic, removing intestinal worms. It helps in removing toxic substances from the large intestine. It helps in preventing intestinal boils and inflammation and at the same time facilitating digestion.
Fiber content is more in breads and salads made of whole wheat. They are also low in fat and calories. They help in cleansing the large intestine and also facilitating digestion.
Green tea is one of the best alternatives to reduce body weight and also to remove accumulation of toxic substances from the large intestine. The presence of anti-oxidants and vitamin C in green tea helps in cleaning the large intestine.
The citric acid rich lemon juice serves as anti-septic, killing germs growing in the large intestine. Daily consumption of lemon juice in the morning helps in cleaning the large intestine.
Similar to flax seed, fish are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They help in cleansing the large intestine and also digestion.
Ginger extract helps in reducing inflammation in the large intestine and at the same time facilitating its proper functioning. It helps in removing waste accumulation in the body, including toxic substances. A teaspoon of ginger extract can be mixed with honey and water. This can be consumed daily two to three times so as to cure the problems of large intestine. Ginger can be added to tea as well. But pregnant women and breast feeders are advised to avoid it.
There are beneficial bacteria present in curd, called probiotics. Therefore curd helps curing constipation and indigestion.
The mixture of Kadukkai, Thandrikkai and Nellikkai (T chebula, T belerica and E officinalis or amla)is termed as Triphala. It contains vitamin C, bioflavonoids and also phospholipids that contain beneficial fats. The mixture is helpful in cleansing large intestine.
The large intestine can be maintained clean and healthy by consuming the above mentioned natural food products. Keeping the large intestine clean leads to reduced constipation and easy digestion. This indirectly helps in proper blood circulation and supply of essential vitamins and micro nutrients, leading to having good sleep thereby increased attention. Above all, it helps in protecting us from colon cancer. On the whole, by keeping the large intestine healthy and clean, the entire body is able to function properly and hence it is better to have these natural food products in our daily food.
(This article originally written in Tamil by Akil Kumar has been reproduced in English by V Amalan Stanley)