Cleansing the colon

Good elimination is just as important for health as assimilating nutrients.
The colon is an organ which plays an important role in the elimination process and it is probably the one who suffers the most from our abuses.
It collects the end products of the digestion which it will eliminate via peristaltic movements.
In order to work properly the colon needs fiber and fluids.
Fiber provides no nutrients to the body, but it does promote good colon health.

There are two kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble.
Insoluble fiber has the ability to absorb water and increase the bulk of the feces, helping food pass through the digestive tract quickly and easily.
Soluble fiber binds fatty and toxic substances and promotes their excretion as waste.

Fiber acts like a cleaning sponge within the intestine.

During the cleansing week, the colon is able to release old toxins from its walls and then helps toxins flow from the cells and lymph system and then be eliminated.

Realized by Laurence LIVERNAIS-SAETTEL, dietetian
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