Cleaning the colon has been a task since ancient Greece . In modern times in America, colon cleansing became popular in the 1920s and 1930s. We do colon cleanse due to the theory of autointoxication. Undigested meat and other foods cause mucus to build up in the colon that produces toxins and poisons in the body. Fatigue, headache, weight gain, and low energy consumption are attributed to toxic waste in the colon.

Cleanse the colon of toxic waste with apple

When doing a vegetable and fruit colon cleanse, it is important to choose high fiber options that are packed with as many nutrients as possible. The next colon cleanse that we will share, it is full of surprising fibers, nutrients and vitamins, which will replace the toxins you expel, and doing this cleanse will help your body regain its weight if it was with extra kilos.

That is why apples are a great starting point for cleansing the colon . They are full of soluble fiber that helps keep you feeling full longer and helps with loose stools. Apples also contain insoluble fiber that adds bulk to stool and relieves constipation to keep things moving (which is what you want in a cleanse).

Flax and chia seeds to cleanse the colon of toxic waste

Another great ingredient in this cleanse is flax seed. They are full of incredible fiber that helps delay gastric emptying and improves intestinal absorption of nutrients. They help us pass our food and reduce the risk of colon cancer. Flax seeds also contain compounds that provide antioxidant protection. In addition to helping the colon, the flax in this recipe will do two functions in one, adding that of protection to your heart due to the Omega 3 contained in it, preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Chia seed is full of fiber that contributes to a healthy digestive system . It is full of nutrients and vitamins that your body will absorb while removing toxins. Also, it keeps your body satisfied longer, which helps you lose weight. Like flax seeds, chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that keep your heart pounding.

With a list of incredible and powerful ingredients, you should give it a try. Your body will thank you.

Homemade preparation with apple to cleanse the colon


  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 teaspoon of pure honey (to sweeten)
  • 1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon organic flaxseed (ground flax seeds, so they are easier to digest)
  • 1 cup of pure water


  1. Mix all the ingredients, except the chia.
  2. Pour the content into a glass and add the chia.
  3. Mix very well until the chia seeds have begun to expand (approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Drink and enjoy this beverage every day for two weeks to a month, taking special care to align a healthy diet with this.

Tip to cleanse the colon of toxic waste

When eating a lot of apples or foods rich in fiber (as this cleanse provides), it is imperative that you drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated ensures healthy stools and a functioning body.

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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