With a majority of the population surviving and depending on fast foods, frozen foods and preservatives and chemical additives in everything; indigestion, constipation, toxic buildup in the bloodstream from mucus and fecal debris present in the intestines, are all inevitable consequences. With so many people facing health problems as a direct result of an unhealthy digestive tract, foods that are high on probiotic content and rich in fiber are being incorporated by many into their everyday diet. And this is where kefir and flaxseed have come as a miraculous treatment.
Flaxseed contains a variety of healthy components, but its magic properties are attributed to the most significant three – Omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids are good fats that help keep your heart healthy. Lignans have both plant estrogen and anti-oxidant benefits; flaxseed boasts of 75 to 800 times more lignans than any other plant based food. And of course, the rich fiber content, both soluble and insoluble, have given flaxseed its reputation for maintaining a clean colon.
Kefir is a wonderful solution to this problem, as it is a living drink, brimming with nutrition and beneficial microbes. It is composed of billions of pro-biotic organism that proliferate and promote a healthy gut within. As an enzymatically active fermented drink, kefir helps break down undigested waste material in the gastrointestinal tract; acting in a way a laxative might thus preventing constipation and encouraging regular bowel movements. The alkaline effects of kefir that create a “good mucus” interior lining of the digestive tract can be very helpful because it increases the effectiveness of probiotic supplements by creating a favorable environment for them to proliferate in.
Since both of them are obviously so effective as a colon cleansing agent, why not bring the two together and cleanse your colon once and for all?
The recipe is pretty simple. It combines a few tablespoons of flaxseed flour with a couple of ounces of kefir, varying the quantity every week for the cleanse. It is a three week program in which your breakfast is replaced with this healthy mixture. If you can’t find flaxseed flour, you can easily grind some flaxseeds at home. Make sure to only grind as much as you need daily, for the flour tends to become rancid in large quantities. Kefir can also be prepared at home using kefir grains readily available in the market.
1st week: 1 tablespoon flaxseed flour and 4 oz kefir
2nd week: 2 tablespoons flaxseed flour and 4 oz kefir
3rd week: 3 tablespoons flaxseed flour and 5 oz kefir
For best results, it is advisable to drink at least 8 cups of water a day and drink one cup of warm lemon water first thing every morning. Do this cleanse once a year and you’ll be amazed at the drastic improvement in your overall health.