Most of the colon issues are preventable. Everything we eat passes through the digestive intestinal tract. The lining of the large intestine, the rectum, and colon contains the waste, digestive fluids, bile acids, and fiber.
Since the inner lining of the intestine is bathed by chemicals in the food, body’s own hormones and secretions, and healthy and unhealthy bacteria. This impacts the health of the tissue.
Imbalanced and improper diet can cause several colon issues. Most of the colon issues are a direct impact by your diet. Hence incorporating the following home remedies can treat colon issues.
Eat more garlic
Having a clove of garlic first thing in the morning, can help fight many colon issues, colon cancer being one of them. Garlic has antibacterial properties that fights the formation carcinogenic elements in the colon. They help to enhance, repair, and reduce cell proliferation. Garlic is high in minerals such as sulfur, selenium, as well as plant chemicals such as allicilin and flavonoids that can be beneficial for the colon. Other food plants that have similar properties include onions, leeks, scallions, and chives.
Vegetables rich in antioxidants
The deep, bright colors of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants. Examples of antioxidant rich foods include, kale, cranberries, carrots, apricots, cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach, pomegranates, avocado, tomato, apples, red cabbage, blueberries, sage, oregano, and rosemary.
Cook food in olive oil
Olive oil contains plant chemicals that help in reducing bile acid and increases enzymes that help in regulating cell formation thus improving the inner lining of the intestine and promoting healthy tissue formation. The antioxidant compounds present in olive oil help in fighting several colon issues.
Omega 3 oil
Omega 3 oil has anti-inflammatory properties that helps in decreasing the incidence of colon issues such as colon cancer. Omega 3 oils decrease the levels of pro-inflammatory molecules that promote colon cancer. Omega 3 oils are found in cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and cod. It is also found in flax oil.
There are several species of prized longevity herbs such as ginseng root that decreases the growth and proliferation of colon cancer cells. Both, Asian and American ginseng roots have properties that help fighting many colon related issues.
If you have serious colon issues, avoid highly processed food and most of all avoid red meat. Red meat is hard to digest and thus being in the digestive tract for a longer time can create toxins that can be harmful in many ways.