Flaxseed, or linseed as it is also known, has many well-known properties. It’s used as a home remedy in various applications, and two of the more popular uses are to cleanse the colon and burn body fat. Want to know how? Find out in the following article, as we’ll explain how you can cleanse your colon and burn fat with flaxseed, so read on!
To give you the background, your intestines (or colon) have the job of eliminating parasites and undigested solid matter from the body. But problems arise when some of these aren’t completely removed and they accumulate, which can cause certain diseases because of the toxins that eventually begin to reach the bloodstream. This can in turn cause irreparable damage to the body.
Some problems you might experience include: constipation, diabetes, heightened metabolism, liver or kidney disease, problems with vision or hearing, arthritis, cancer, poor hair and nail growth, and dull or lifeless skin.
The relationship between cleansing the colon and losing weight
Maybe you are wondering how to cleanse your colon in order to lose weight; you should first do a colon cleanse. You should also know that not everything we eat needs to “stay” in the body. This is what’s known as waste and as we said before, it can accumulate in the intestines making you feel swollen and unhealthy. This is especially so if your daily intake is unbalanced, for example too heavy in white flour, refined sugars, and fats.
These bad habits also cause abdominal pain, discomfort, weight gain, and allergies – as well as indigestion or slowed digestion.
From the moment you decide to do a colon cleanse for weight loss or to clear out any waste matter stored in the intestines, you have to change your diet to include more healthy items, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and other foods that are high in fiber.
What’s so great about flaxseed?
Flaxseed or linseed is a potent anti-cancer agent that has the ability to block the flow of estrogen, by having a stimulating effect on this hormone (this comes from the high content of omega-3 fatty acids). Flaxseed contains a substance that also regulates blood pressure and arterial function, making it an excellent choice for balancing the metabolism of fats, calcium, and energy.
At the same time, flaxseed also contains a lot of dietary fiber, more than any other grain, which makes it a superfood comparable to any of the items listed above. Therefore it’s highly recommended in diets for weight loss, to lower cholesterol, and to prevent constipation.
As if all this were not enough, flaxseed reduces the risk of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers. And it has very good effects on all of the following conditions:
- Fluid retention
- Sperm production
- Glandular function
- Visual problems
- And more…
How to use flaxseed to cleanse the colon and lose weight
Most enemas and colon cleanses only work within a very small portion of the intestines, about 50 centimeters, in addition to requiring very specific ingredients that are suitable for the desired goals. That being said, a great way to cleanse the entire colon is to eat flaxseed for three consecutive weeks.
This treatment will completely cleanse the bowels by removing any “surplus” solid matter, mucus, and parasites, but will maintain the healthy intestinal microflora. Following this technique will also help you lose weight and burn fat more quickly, while having a positive effect on the regulation of lipid metabolism overall.
Flaxseed is easily absorbed to eliminate toxins from the body, reduce cholesterol levels, and lower fat and sugar content in the bloodstream. A colon cleanse using flaxseed is indicated for people suffering from:
- Inflammation of the gastrointestinal system or upper respiratory tract
- Stomach ulcers, gastritis, colitis, or a duodenal ulcer
- Diseases like urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, or cystitis
- Obesity or lipid metabolism disorders
You’ll need to consume the following prepared meals instead of your regular breakfast for three consecutive weeks:
- Week one: mix one tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 100 ml of kefir (you can find this in health food or natural food stores)
- Week two: mix two tablespoons of flaxseed meal with 100 ml of kefir
- Week three: mix three tablespoons of flaxseed flour with 150 ml of kefir
During the day you should eat as healthfully as possible, and raw at best, with plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and water. If you can’t find kefir, you can use Greek or plain yogurt, although homemade is better.
Another recipe using flaxseed to lose weight and cleanse the colon
This recipe should be consumed every day for an entire month. It will help you lose about 10 pounds if you accompany it with a healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of water (two liters a day). Boil a tablespoon of flaxseed in a cup of water. When the water has a “rubbery” texture, it’s ready. Strain the liquid and drink it before breakfast, and prepare the amount you’re going to consume on a daily basis. Beware: because this is a natural laxative you’ll find yourself heading to the bathroom more frequently.