To maintain a healthy colon in the long term, a colon friendly diet should be adopted that will provide all the right things and exclude the wrong ones from the digestive tract.
It sounds fairly simple at the outset, but how does a person go about making sure that all the food they are eating is friendly to their intestines. In addition to that, what foods must be avoided?
Let's look at a simplified version of what could turn out to be a complex chart size list of good and bad foods.
What Are the Best Things To Eat?
As a rule of thumb and to make things as simple as possible, the best foods to eat are those that you buy fresh or grow for yourself (in your own garden or vegetable plot). That includes all foods that don't come in sterile (or otherwise) packaging, cartons, cans or jars or film-wrapped containers.
For many people, that would seem like excluding about 90% of everything in the supermarket!
That would actually be pretty accurate. To be perfectly honest, almost all of what's on sale in grocery stores and supermarkets should be avoided because most of it will contain a toxic payload of food additives, preservatives and other unwholesome ingredients that are designed to increase profits!
If at all possible, just don't even go to the supermarket for anything to eat. Go instead to farmers markets and fresh fruit and veg markets, preferably organic ones.
It can help enormously to drop red meat from your diet and actually, all meat that doesn't come from certified organic food sources. The reason is because almost all farmed livestock are given a cocktail of hormone and antibiotic jabs to make them grow faster, produce more meat and stop them getting sick in their unhealthy living environments.
If you can't exclude meat, then source it from organic farms and make sure red meat sources (beef, lamb etc) comes from grass fed animals.
What Should You Avoid?
Avoid everything that is on sale in the supermarket that comes in packaging of any kind. That rather sounds harsh, I know and you're probably thinking why you would ever want to do that.
The reason is simple, as I already explained above, almost all packaged "food" is laced with toxic additives etc. All that unpronounceable stuff listed as ingredients is going to give your colon a hard time, let alone the rest of your body!
Stick to fresh, organic produce where possible. That way you'll minimize the damage that you might be doing to your insides by helping big business to bigger profits at your expense.
What About Dieting?
A lot of overweight people look to this or that "diet" to help them lose weight. This is quite understandable and the weight loss industry (as such) uses your vulnerability to shore up your belief that you need to reduce calorie intake and exclude certain foods to make your weight reduce.
In essence, this is correct. However, the truth is being played with to fit the products that are on sale to make the diet companies more profits.
Sure, you can pay for a convenient, home delivered package of diet meals if you want to. Companies like Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Medifast and the like are all happy to provide you with what you think you need to shed that excess weight.
However, if you were to switch to an all-natural, wholesome diet from the get-go, you would never need their services (or have to pay for the privilege). If you really want to know more about the most popular of those diets, Nutrisystem, you can read all about it at: https://nstuf.com which is an independent website that is full of just about everything you ever wanted to know about that diet company!
Getting back on track, my advice is to not waste your time, money and effort on contrived "diets" to lose weight. They may work well enough in the short term, but it is only your own commitment to making a radical change to your core diet as a whole that will ensure you maintain a healthy weight for the long term.
It can also reduce the need for detoxing the colon periodically as this will have been done naturally through what you eat. Not surprisingly, a healthy body starts with a healthy digestive system and ends with a healthy colon!