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How to Cleanse Your Gut Naturally and Healthily

A woman holds her hands in a circle around her gut area.

If you’ve been feeling bloated, tired, foggy, or irritable, then it might be a sign to cleanse your gut. Gut cleansing is a great way to clear your intestinal tract of unwanted toxins or bacteria. Over time, the overgrowth of bad bacteria can cause several health problems. Although our bodies eliminate waste on their own, sometimes they need a little boost. Have you been considering going on a gut cleanse, but don’t know where to start? Here’s what a gut cleanse is, why you should go on one, and how to cleanse your gut naturally and healthily.

Going on a Gut Cleanse 101

Before we get into how to naturally cleanse your gut, we should first discuss what a gut cleanse is, and why we do it. If you’ve never gone on a gut cleanse before, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.

What is a Gut Cleanse?

A gut cleanse can also be called a gut reset, detox, or colon cleanse. Essentially, the purpose of a gut cleanse is to remove waste and toxins from your intestinal tract. Over time, toxins can build up in the body and cause health issues like acne, digestional problems, and even depression. A gut cleanse promotes the growth of positive bacteria by eliminating waste and starting anew.

Why Go on a Gut Cleanse?

There are many reasons people choose to embark on a gut cleanse. Some people simply want to improve their digestive functions. Some people do it to lose weight. While others, for instance, want to increase their energy levels. Each person’s decision to go on a gut cleanse is personal.

How to Cleanse Your Gut Naturally

If you’re ready to feel better, here are a few ways to cleanse your gut naturally. Always consult your doctor and take your health conditions into consideration before embarking on a gut cleanse regimen.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

Mixing pure apple cider vinegar and raw honey poses major benefits to your gut’s flora. Both of these components contain probiotics, which restore and improve the positive bacteria in your gut, as well as helping the gut release unwanted toxins. Drink 1-2x a week, or as needed. Remember to talk to your doctor or nutritionist before consuming apple cider vinegar.

Salt Flush

What is a salt flush? A salt flush is a salt-water beverage that contains hot water, sea salt, and lemon juice. You can also substitute sea salt for pink Himalayan salt. The salt in this mixture will draw the water to your intestine, which further removes any negative bacteria. This drink also helps to create healthy bowel movements, which also releases unwanted bacteria.

Salt flushes can be powerful detoxifiers, so consume with caution 1x a month. Consult a medical professional before drinking a salt flush.

Make a Lemonade Gut-Cleansing Elixir

You can also make a lemonade-based gut-cleansing elixir! By mixing lemon juice, raw honey, cayenne, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and hot water, you’ve got yourself a power-packed gut detox lemonade. Ginger, turmeric, and cayenne are all known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is also extremely beneficial to the digestive tract. The honey in this beverage is probiotic-rich, and the lemon is a powerful detoxing agent. This cleansing beverage can be consumed once a week, or on an as-need basis. Consult with a professional or nutritionist before consuming.

Eat Colon-Cleansing Foods

The foods we eat matter, and we can choose foods that help our colons detoxify. Consuming fiber and antioxidant-rich foods can help create better bacteria in your intestinal tract. Incorporate these healthy foods into your diet:

  • Broccoli
  • Dark, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and chard
  • Cauliflower
  • Organic milk
  • Raspberries
  • Oatmeal
  • Brussels sprouts

Learn How to Clear Your Gut With Z.E.N.

If you’re ready to learn how to clear your gut, you shouldn’t have to do it alone. Reach out to one of our Z.E.N. consultants to learn about our cleanse options. Our juice cleanses are cold-pressed and delivered to your door fresh daily. Reset, rejuvenate and revitalize with our cold-pressed juice cleanses!

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