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Lent: Do something good for the intestines
Regardless of whether it is for religious reasons, to lose weight or to do something good for your health: It is generally to be welcomed when people take time to fast and detoxify. Fasting cleanses the intestine and gives it a spring treatment.
Lent is a good reason to pay special attention to your body. Not only religious people use the weeks between Carnival and Easter for weight loss, to slow down, but also for bowel care. There are a number of ways to do something good for your gut and treat it to a spring treatment.
Fasting can be an introduction to a healthy diet
“Anyone who fasts voluntarily completely or partially foregoes food. As part of a fasting cure, fasters often deal with their body, their health and their diet. Therefore, it can pave the way for health-promoting nutrition, ”explains the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in an older press release.
According to the experts, fasting is not suitable as a diet and does not lead to long-term weight loss for a limited period. Unless those who are fasting change their lifestyle at the same time. But it is clear that fasting is a way of cleaning the inside.
Stimulate digestion with psyllium
The spring cure for the intestine can also include so-called psyllium - these are the dried seeds of certain plantain plants. They contain large amounts of swellable fiber, whether as whole seeds or as psyllium husk.
The mucilage from the psyllium can bind a lot of water. So they act as a swelling agent and thereby increase the stool volume, which also exerts more pressure on the inner wall of the intestine. This stimulates the movement of the intestine and thus the digestion.
Psyllium also has the property of binding substances such as cholesterol. According to the BZfE, a daily dosage of a maximum of 20 to 40 grams of psyllium or ten to 20 grams of psyllium husk, divided into three individual doses, is recommended.
The seeds can be stirred into a glass of water or drunk in broth. After that, you have to drink a lot to achieve the desired effect.
Those who drink too little run the risk of constipation, constipation or abdominal pain.
Because psyllium husk can bind other medicines and affect their effectiveness, experts recommend that you wait at least an hour after consuming them before taking medication.
Purifying sauerkraut juice treatment
Sauerkraut juice is also a popular remedy for natural colon cleansing. According to the BZfE, one to one and a half liters throughout the day are recommended for ten days for a sauerkraut juice cure. If that's too much for you - even with one or two glasses a day you can achieve a good effect.
The juice is low in calories, high in fiber, easily digestible and at the same time also helps the digestion. The juice contains both positive acids and lactic acid bacteria that occur naturally in the healthy intestine.
These ensure flatulence-free, well-functioning digestion. The juice also contains minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc as well as vitamins C, K and B vitamins.
Healing earth helps the intestine to regenerate
Healing earth is a jack of all trades. For example, it is also suitable for use on the skin. When ingested with liquid or mixed with the muesli, it helps the intestine to regenerate.
Healing earth is a finely ground, clayey soil, which is characterized by an ideal natural mixture of minerals and trace elements. The small earth particles of a thousandth of a millimeter are mostly made of glacial loess.
As the BZfE explains, this earth contains substances such as calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as trace elements such as selenium and zinc. Due to the fine grind and its composition, healing earth can quickly and effectively bind excess acids.
They are available as powder, granules and capsules. The preparations differ in their dosage. In any case, you should always drink a lot at the same time when taking healing earth. At least two to three liters per day are recommended.
Herbal teas are an ideal companion for every fasting cure
Herbal teas are also very easy to include in the diet. Anise, fennel and caraway teas are particularly recommended here. These products have many mixtures with different proportions, depending on your taste preference.
With its essential oils, this tea mixture helps to avoid bloating and relieve cramps and is an ideal companion for every fasting cure. (ad)
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