What if there was “one thing” in your body that had the power to control the way you look, feel and think? And what if you could unlock the power of this “one thing” by just giving it a good cleanse? Sounds like something you’d want, right? We’re here to tell you that not only is this a fact, but nurturing this vital organ in your body is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
That’s cleaning your gut!
True, it may not be the most glamorous body part, but a healthy gut is the basis for total body health. Unfortunately, our busy lifestyles, poor eating habits, stressful shifts, all these together take a toll on the digestive health. And before it gets worse, we need to make sure that we opt for ways to cleanse and detox the gut for a healthy living.
Here are a few foods that will help flush any toxic build-up, help you shed extra weight, improve digestive function and re-energize you:
- Leafy greens– Spinach, cabbage, kales, lettuce etc. are great for ensuring your gut stays clean. They are abundant in minerals and antioxidants that can help our body protect itself from the toxins we get exposed to. You can also complement this with food supplements that offer the required minerals. So, get creative by trying simple soups, sautéing or steaming them. You can add your favorite spice or herb to give it a kick!
- Wholemeal foods- Who doesn’t love beans! Together with other lentils and fruits, they stimulate the intestinal lining to ensure an easy bowel movement. On average, a colon requires about 25-35 grams of fiber per day to remain healthy. With that said, skip the ‘chipo mwitu’ and have some githeri for lunch, ye?
- Water – Water is surely one of mother nature’s best gift to us. A natural savior against many health conditions, it has both cleansing and nourishing properties. It helps in keeping your gut clean and also allows the cells to rebuild. So, make sure you drink about 7-8 glasses of water every day.
- Fermented Foods – Fermented foods such as yoghurt provide ‘friendly’ bacteria that contributes to a healthy digestive system. Plus, you can enjoy it in so many ways; dip it, spread it, freeze it, add fruit to it or eat it plain:) So, take over the dairy section at the grocery store and load up your cart with yoghurt. Not keen on dairy? Check out our range of Probiotic dietary supplements
- Aloe Vera – It needs no introduction. This incredible succulent plant has earned a permanent place in many households in Kenya, due to its well-known benefits. Make it a habit to squeeze some aloe juice every so often. Because, it not only helps improve digestion but also treats skin conditions.
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