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Recommendations for a Healthy Diet During or After Cleansing and to Help Eliminate Constipation


  1. Eat a high-liquid, high-fiber diet: Ideally, consume plenty of fruits, vegetables, soaked dried fruit such as raisins, soaked whole mucilagenous seeds such as chia in water or juice, any whole grains cooked in water or broth. Stay away from isolated supplements of hard dry bran from grains (rice bran, wheat bran) as these can irritate - not recommended as a supplement. The best choices are whole foods which already contain or easily absorb water, and that also contain additional nutrients.

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  3. Drink plenty of fluids: Drinking plenty of fluids is important, especially when you increase fiber. Drink 8 to 12 cups of fluids each day: best are pure water, fruit and vegetable juices, non-caffeinated herbal teas. It is the combination of a high fiber diet and lots of liquids that best eliminates waste. Sweat, hot or humid climates, and exercise may increase your need for additional fluids.

  4. Take a good Probiotic: Take probiotics with a variety of strains of beneficial bacteria. Friendly bacteria soften the stool, break down foods for easier assimilation, and manufacture B vitamins all day long in your gut! You'll feel happier as well as healthier, and have an easier time eliminating.

  5. Exercise routinely: If you are inactive, you have a greater chance of constipation. Walking, swimming and other moderate exercise helps the intestines work by stimulating your bowel muscles. Schedule some variety of exercise at least three times a week for 20-30 minutes each time.

  6. Do a Deep Cleanse Twice a Year. It is a fact that the modern diet doesn't have the nutrients and natural fiber we need, and is constipating. If you eat any processed foods, you should probably cleanse again for a clean slate every six months.

Some Good Foods to Eat During and/or After a Cleanse:
Beets . Apples . Papayas . Mangos . Grapes . Fresh Juices . Carrots . Cabbage . Celery . Cucumbers . Cabbage . Cole Slaw . Lettuces . Tomatoes . Broccoli . Red Peppers . Oranges . Peaches . Plums . Pineapples . Kiwi . Lentil Soup with Vegetables . Green Beans . Potato-Vegetable Soup . Beet Soup (Borscht) . Chia Seeds added to Juice . Soaked Flax with Raisins . Almond Butter with Apples . Celery with Hummus . Salads . Israeli Salad (Chunky Cucumbers, Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Herbs) . Sprouts . Gazpacho Soup . Tabouli with Parsley & Tomatoes . Soaked seeds like Sunflower . Fresh raw or steamed Organic Corn (non-GMO) . Quinoa prepared with vegetables . Soft Oatmeal with Raisins . Plain Yoghurt on Bananas or Berries. Omelettes with Vegetables . Egg Salad with Celery and Onion . Chicken Waldorf Salad . Hamburger with Green Beans and Salad . Stir-fried Shrimp with Vegetables . Caesar Salad with Salmon or Chicken....

You get the idea? Eat Fruits and Vegetables with all your meals and in between! Eat high-water content foods.

Some Foods to Avoid:
Pizza . White Bread . White Flour and other Refined Flour . Cakes, Cookies, Crackers, Chips . Pancakes . Processed Cereals . Cereal with Milk but no Fruit . Bologne Sandwich . Candy . Hamburger on a Bun with Fries . Chicken with Gravy . Pasta . Cheese . Fiberless proteins like Meat, Fish, Chicken, Dairy without vegetables or fruit . Instant Mashed Potatoes . Soy Flour and Processed Soy Proteins . Egg and Meat Substitutes (processed) . Vegetable Seed Oils (corn, canola, soy, safflower . all are processed) . Deep-fried, Breaded Foods . Sugar, especially Processed Sugars (NutraSweet, Splenda, High-Fructose Corn Syrup) , Anything .Hydrolyzed. (hydrolyzed soy or vegetable proteins) . Anything with ingredients you can.t understand ...

Dry, hard foods, or fiberless proteins, dairy with processed flour, and all refined starches and refined grains will stop your system up.Stay away from low-water fiberless foods for an easier time!

Foods that are over-cooked, or with processed or artificial ingredients will leave your body starving for nutrients. Result: You will feel hungrier the next day when your body has tried to absorb the non-nutrition and comes up empty or clogged. You'll want to eat something that really "sticks to the ribs!". Instead eat real food, slow food, a good mix of natural fresh plant and protein foods of your choice. Eventually you will build up regular energy and regular bowel movements that won't be stopped by an occasional lapse. You can develop an instinct for eating, so you'll reach for more high-water fiber nutrient-dense foods to round out what you eat.

vital nutrition pluse whole food supplement A Cleanse is the perfect way to restart your system and your taste instincts. We recommend using a Vital Nutrition Plus wholefood/superfood green supplement (in powder or capsules) to give you the energy and nutrition you need when cleansing and to be successful making a diet change.

Note: For patients with other problems that might cause constipation, such as molds or fungus, stress or medications, Intestinal Cleansing and a good diet will keep the bowels moving and the patient more comfortable with less toxic back up, until a proper resolution to the other problem is found and implemented.

Note on Constipation in Pregnant Women and Intestinal Cleanse #1: Any types of laxatives, herbal or otherwise, are not recommended for the treatment of constipation during pregnancy because they might stimulate uterine contractions. Intestinal Cleanse #1 increases peristalsis and might stimulate contractions in the uterus as well. Therefore, it is not for use by pregnant women.

The above diet is a good one to follow during pregnancy to alleviate constipation which commonly occurs during pregnancy.

You may like to add some super green food nutrition in the form of Vital Nutrition Plus whole food supplement to your prenatal and postnatal diet. Get more energy for you, and powerhouse building-block materials for a healthy baby.

Also ask your doctor about reducing or eliminating iron supplements: Iron supplements may contribute to constipation. Good nutrition can often meet your iron needs during pregnancy. Animal sources of iron such as eggs, fish, poultry and beef are more readily absorbed than vegetarian sources. Also taking smaller doses of iron supplements throughout the day rather than taking it all at once can reduce constipation. But be aware that iron supplements tend to destroy Vitamin E when the two are taken together. Talk to your health care practitioner about checking your iron levels and recommendations to manage iron intake during pregnancy.

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