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Your Diet

What your diet does to your body

These days our food is highly processed and saturated with genetically modified wheat and refined sugar. Processed wheat and red meat are some of the colon’s worst enemies and often block up the colon causing a black, rubbery, toxic build up around the colon walls. With the use of Pure Herbal Remedies and a diet full of soft fiber from wholegrains, fruit and vegetables, the digestive system can be kept at optimum function.

Fiber has been proven to be one of the most important things for the digestive system and in supplement form are often known as bulk laxatives.

A high fiber diet is known to decrease intestinal transit time and also your risk of getting most of the degenerative diseases of `Western’ society.

The best source of dietary fiber is from whole foods (unprocessed grains), fruit and vegetables although specific types of fibers have their use in the treatment of specific diseases. There is no substitute for a healthy diet composed of foods as close to their original form as possible. Wheat fiber (bran) is the most well known fiber but is not very good for someone who is sensitive to wheat. Excess fiber in supplement form can also be detrimental to colon conditions, especially constipation. Being a bulking agent it fills up a colon that is already overfull so if you already have constipation, it is not the supplement for you. It is however something that is very important in the everyday diet to prevent constipation and other illnesses.

Here are a few tips:

Drink as much water as possible – it helps to have a water bottle handy at all times.
Have muesli with raisins for breakfast
Follow a low GI diet (Avoid all refined products, stick to whole wheat, brown rice, brown sugar, etc.)
Avoid carbohydrates / starch at night (Potatoes, maize, rice, bread, pasta, etc.) Rather have a protein (meat) with a variety of vegetables
Drink freshly pressed vegetables juices like carrot, celery, beetroot and apple
Have 2-3 fruits per day
Snack on healthy foods like nuts, dried fruit, seeds, etc.
Avoid sugar as much as possible, rather use xylitol as a sweetener.
Avoid dairy as much as possible as it creates mucous in the body.
Eat lots of fresh salads with lemon, olive oil, garlic and ginger dressing.
Do exercise with a lot of movement to aid the lymphatic system. Trampoline, walking and skipping are all very good.
Eliminate heated oils and deep-fried foods as much as possible
Learn to differentiate between good and bad fats. Cook only with olive oil (extra virgin in a dark glass bottle) and supplement daily with cold pressed flax or hemp seed oil.
Avoid all processed foods and foods containing unnatural preservatives, colourants and flavourings. These foods are poison to the body and put unnecessary stress on the lymphatic system, colon, kidneys, and liver.
Limit all sweets, salt, drugs, alcohol, red meat and pork.