We all know that feeling we get after making some poor dietary choices…
- Your stomach feels terribly bloated
- You just want to feel like a fat-kid and stay inside snacking and watching T.V.
- You find yourself needing to use the restroom, but it is either not productive or far TOO productive…
It happens, it’s our bodies natural reaction to feel this way in most cases. I know I may not be the most educated on the medical side of this, but from my personal experience it is entirely conceivable to me that my body reacted this way because of the foods I ate.
I am referring to things like:
- Red Meat Especially
- Canned Foods
- T.V. Dinners
- Fast foods
- The average American Diet, really….
I’m not saying these are all detrimental to your health, but in excess eating process foods has been scientifically proven to cause a back up in your digestive system.
I know from first
When I get back to my regular organic diet, I always notice the healing properties of these foods.
It’s impossible not to. Go ahead and eat junk food for a couple of days. Just whatever you want, then the next day eat nothing but organic fruits and vegetables and tell me your toilet doesn’t hate its job.
There are certain foods that excel at allowing
- It assists in curbing food cravings
- Aids in daily energy
- Assists with your ability to cope with stress
- Helps your body lose water weight
It is important to remember that while doing a digestive cleanse or eating any foods that have the attribute of aiding in this cleansing process that you DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!
Trust me, it will make you feel better and help everything move more efficiently.
Dandelion Root Tea
Dandelion root tea is great for many things, but among them is it aids digestion. Dandelion roots have fiber which aids in digestion of solid foods, but dandelion tea is also a diuretic, so make sure you increase your water intake to save yourself from dehydration.
Aside from this, it also has many other health benefits, including:
- Preventing urinary tract infections
- High in antioxidants
- Assists in cleansing the liver
- Reduces water weight
- It can also be an
effective substitute for coffee
This is what I think I love more than anything else, it has caffeine.
Being an addict, it is realistic for me to drink a couple cups of this in the morning rather than coffee, and personally that says so much.
We are the type of people that have coffee either brewing or ready on the pot always.
We love the stuff, and not only for the caffeine, but I genuinely love the taste of coffee. With milk, with sugar, or black we just love it.
Organic dandelion tea works for me almost the same way, in that there is caffeine to block that annoying adenosine. It also gives that same satisfying feeling of sipping on something warm in the morning.
Aside from all of this, Dandelion roots are rich in:
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin K
It is highly important that you do not start your day off with dandelion tea, DRINK WATER FIRST!
Drink at least one large glass of water when you first wake up, which you should be doing anyway, because dandelion tea is a diuretic which means drinking it with no water will cause dehydration.
How I use this product/my typical experience:
- When I wake up in the morning, I start by drinking at least 20 oz of water before drinking tea. As I mentioned above, this will allow your body to fil itself on water before allowing a diuretic into it. This will also benefit you in many other ways, we should ideally be drinking mainly water any other time.
- After a couple of hours of being awake, and with several glasses of water in my stomach I begin making tea. I use two bags per mug or cup, sometimes alongside an additional bag of green or chai tea.
- After my first cup, I drink another large glass of water. We carry our water bottle wherever we go, and it is 32 oz, so I typically will not drink another cup of tea until I am finished with this amount of water.
- Then I drink another cup of tea. To get personal, by this time I generally have urinated several times, and noticing the need to use the restroom more frequently as time passes. Throughout this entire process, I always notice that my urine becomes completely clear as the cleanse continues. This is an important indication of hydration. The opposite would happen if you drank only the tea, because you would become dehydrated. I know because I have made this mistake and have also simply underestimated how much water I should be drinking per day.
- Throughout the day I continue to drink a large glass of water alternated with a cup or two of tea. I end drinking the tea around 4 P.M. I find for me this allows time for the caffeine in my system to be effectively metabolized around bedtime, so that my mind is not wired while I try to sleep.
This is the product we use, you can find it in many stores and from what we have researched this brand seems to be clean. There are other teas which have similar digestive health benefits, but this one seems to be the most effective for me. It also has a delicious earthy taste that can counteract the sugar you add, creating a bittersweet medium.
Organic Black Beans
We eat black beans frequently and it is in some of our personal favorite recipes, such as our organic black bean burritos or our organic black bean burrito bowls.
Organic Black beans are rich in:
Studies suggest that black beans are also beneficial for
- Improving heart health
- Preventing Cancer
- Relieving Digestive Issues
- Controlling Blood Sugar
Personally, I would recommend researching some organic black bean recipes to learn how to integrate it into your diet, at least following periods of bad food choices.
How I typically use this product:
- I usually try to use a week to do a bowel cleanse, which includes everything on this list. So, during this week, for at least the last few days I eat a generous serving of black beans at least once per day.
- Alongside the black beans I use other vegetables such as lettuce, cucumber, kale, or peppers, as a way to get more fiber out of the meal.
- Accompany these meals with plenty of water!
During periods of bowel cleanses, it is important to eat meals that are high in fiber, this will help your body naturally expel the waste it so desperately needs to.
When we switched to organic foods, a major cleansing process took place. The initial cleansing was the most significant, wherein I personally lost almost 20-30 pounds immediately. Black beans were essential to this because of what a great source of fiber they are.
Dates are not something that I had ever had before I met TJ, but quickly fell in love with. They taste delicious, especially coconut rolled dates, but they come with a price.
If you eat too many, they may do their job too well…
Reasons dates are beneficial:
- Lowering Cholesterol
- Boost energy
- Nervous system health
- Intestinal Disorders
Dates are rich in:
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin C
- Natural Sugars
My lovely girlfriend works in a place where we can get organic dates hand rolled in organic coconut flakes. They are amazing and addicting and help me tremendously with any digestive issues.
How I use this product:
- Wake up and drink water!
- We intermittent fast and typically do not eat until around noon, so when I eat my first meal, usually being organic black bean bowls during a period of bowel cleanses.
- Then I eat 2 or 3 dates after every meal. A couple will absolutely do the trick, believe me.
I know this is random and not a health benefit, but they go great with coffee. Just take a small bite and sip some warm, sweet coffee. It will make the date melt in your mouth just a bit, as well as offer a warm comforting sip of coffee.
We really like coffee… a lot…
There are many ways to eat
Organic Vegan Yogurt
This is one of our family’s favorite snacks, we eat it almost daily because of it’s many health benefits. Yogurt can also be combined with fruits such as dates, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, or mangos.
Yogurt is beneficial for:
- Digestive Health
- Immune System Health
- Heart Health
- Bone Health
- Weight Management
- Lowers cholesterol
Yogurt is a dairy product which is made from the fermentation of bacteria in milk. The bacteria which is produced, Lactobacillus, aids our bodies in digesting foods.
These healthy bacteria are often called “probiotics” and can be found synthetically made anywhere. Yogurt offers a natural and organic way to get these healthy probiotics.
Organic Yogurt is also rich in:
- Vitamin B
Yogurt is also just delicious and versatile, you can eat it in many ways.
I am aware that dairy is not
Organic Coconut Oil
This is something else I became aware of through TJ, but we use coconut oil for everything.
Things we have used it for:
- Cooking Oil
- Eating Raw
- Feeding our dogs raw coconut oil
- Putting in our food or the dog’s food
- Body lotion
- Dreadlock moisturizer
- Rubbing it on our ears while gauging
And seriously so much more, research this stuff heavily.
There are studies that show populations who consume more coconut oil are generally healthier than others.
Coconut oil aids in digestion by assisting in the absorption of nutrients and minerals, as well as the absorption of amino acids, and it has antimicrobial properties.
We would recommend this to anybody seeking a healthy lifestyle, it helps with so many things that it will always perfectly align with an all-natural diet.
There are other foods that are high in fiber and great in aiding digestion, but these are the top five methods that we recommend and use regularly.
We plan to write an article on our bowel cleansing process, because it has helped us lose stubborn belly fat as well as subdue the feelings of being bloated.
This is my scale, and the only proof I can make visible here.
As always, research everything before you do it.
I link to articles for a reason, and I try to always make them pop up in a new tab so that when you’re finished with this article, you have some research to do.