Colon Cleanse Recipes – What Fiber Does In a Colon Cleanse and Why It Is Important

by Safe Cleansing Team on February 12, 2010

Do you want to understand how colon cleansing works and what role fiber plays in the process?  Read this article and you will.

Isn’t it great that the colon is designed to clear and clean itself naturally?  If it didn’t we’d be in trouble in just a few days.   But the colon only works at its best when you eat enough fiber.  Fiber only comes from eating  plants – especially the leaves and stems of plants.   You can’t get it from eating meat, dairy products or fish.

Fiber is important to digestion because it is the only thing that survives the digestive juices of the stomach in solid form.  Everything else is turned into a liquid called chyme.

The colon needs fiber for two main reasons.

First, fiber sweeps the walls of the intestines and colon.  You can think of it like a coarse broom traveling through the digestive tract and sweeping debris away as it does.

Second,  fiber produces bulk that the muscles of the colon use to work against to produce peristalsis (elimination).

Fiber is so important to colon health that researchers have found that in societies with high fiber intake, there is virtually no incidence of digestive diseases such as colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis.

Interestingly, these diseases only started showing up in the industrialized world around 1900, with the advent of white flour (which has virtually no fiber).

Given the evidence, most doctors agree that consistent fiber intake is key to maintaining colon health.

And, in terms of colon cleanse recipes, any good one, with the exception of one that calls for extensive fasting, should include a fiber supplement.

Tip – when taking a fiber supplement for the first time, make sure to start out small and increase the dosage slowly.

If you want to get started more quickly, try one of these 3 top colon cleansing recipes in conjunction with an 80% raw food diet.  It’s proven to get great results.  You can get more details by clicking on the highlighted text.

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