Juicing For Colon Health

The first thing to emphasize is that I'm not a medical professional and I'm not giving medical advice about any specific condition. Please consult your doctor or other health professional for medical advice.

In terms of juicing for colon health I can only say what worked for me in my own search for health. I did not approach this from the angle of trying to cure a disease but instead attempting to gain vibrant health and letting everything else take care of itself.

I juiced twice per day and consumed the equivalent of 4 pints of green juice, 2 pints in the morning and 2 pints at lunchtime.

Although I wanted to juice cleanse specifically for colon health, I also wanted to juice for optimal kidney, liver and immune system health. The outcome is that rather than specifically focusing on the colon, you are in fact taking an all of body or holistic approach.

My favorite recipe for a colon cleanse is: –

1 lemon
1 small to medium chunk of Ginger root
1 small chunk of turmeric
½ large cucumber
6 to 7 celery stalks
2 apples
1 fennel bulb
Why did I choose these ingredients?

All of these ingredients have massive health benefits when juiced.

Lemon is the ultimate superfood and it also tastes great.

Ginger and Turmeric have well documented anti-inflammatory properties and ginger gives the juice a fantastic kick to it.

Celery and cucumber are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are very healing and hydrating.

Apples are another superfood, have many health benefits and sweeten the juice giving it a great taste.

Fennel – has many health benefits and it great for colon health.

If you don't have all of the ingredients, it does not matter. Just the fact that you are juicing at all puts you on a path to improving your health.

Feel free to substitute new ingredients in as you see fit. For example leafy green vegetables like Kale and spinach are fantastic if your juicer can handle them as well as carrots and pears

You may wish to go easy to start wish, especially if you are moving from an unhealthy diet to a healthier one that includes juicing.

What does green juice do to your body?

When you green juice, the nutrients are immediately absorbed into bloodstream and your body is saves significant energy during the digestion process. Green juice also starts the detox, so toxins will be expelled from body.

You may feel some detox symptoms such as headaches, flu-like symptoms and tiredness. This is normal and may vary in intensity depending on a number of factors such as how poor your lifestyle was beforehand and how hard you detox.

You may need to rest a bit more to deal with these symptoms but go with it, the result is worth it.

Other by-products of juicing for health are likely to be weight loss, increased energy, vitality and mental focus.

Juicing is worth it. Keep with it and …

The Health Benefits of Juicing and Weight Loss

You can take fruits as whole, blend them with the pulp or juice them. Juicing is the process of squeezing the juice out of fruit or vegetable without the pulp.

When juicing, you are restricted on the food groups and maybe calories. Many people are skeptical of the health benefits that come from juicing.

However, if you are looking forward to losing weight, juicing is a great way to achieve your objective quickly. This is especially true if you make juice out of vegetables and reduce fruits with high sugar content like mangoes and bananas.

Health benefits of juicing

1. Juicing ensures more nutrient absorption in the body. This is because the body doesn’t have to digest fiber. When you take the juice, nutrients are introduced directly into your blood stream. Juicing therefore ensures effective absorption of nutrients without having to eat too many vegetables during the day.

2. Juicing allows you to intake a wide variety of vegetables. You can juice carrots, kales, spinach, celery and so much more. There are so many recipes and options; you are only limited by the vegetables and fruits available to you.

3. Juicing can improve digestion by introducing healthy enzymes which make the gut work optimally. Introducing good bacteria to the gut and removing toxins improves your overall body health. Vegetables and fruits are rich in prebiotics which introduce healthy enzymes and bacteria into the gut.

4. Juicing lowers high cholesterol levels in the body. While juicing, you significantly reduce your intake of high cholesterol foods and your body turns to fat for energy which lowers cholesterol and overall body fat percentage. But it is not the juicing in itself that lowers high cholesterol; it is the overall change in diet! Avoid intake of fried foods and unhealthy fat.

5. Juicing helps to detoxify the body. It removes toxins from the gut and replenishes the same with nutrients. Juicing also gives your digestive system time to rest since there is no intake of fiber that the gut needs to digest.

Juicing and Weight Loss

In a study to show whether juicing aids weight loss, 20 healthy participants consumed 6 bottles of different juices a day for three days. After the three days, the participants lost an average of 1.7 kgs. Two weeks after the cleansing, it was found out that their weight remained an average of 0.91 kgs less than before.

Juicing is effective in aiding weight loss; and it works even better when accompanied with a complete change in diet. You should also engage more in physical activity and avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

There are many juice blends or recipes you can use when juicing. You can also choose to do juicing together with a diet: only take juices for a certain period or take them together with supplements. However, it is important to note that juicing is not a long term solution to weight loss or wellness. It should be done occasionally to improve gut health or aid in weight …