As well as supplements, some foods can be very beneficial for the colon. Holland & Barrett Dried Prunes are low in fat and a good source of fibre, as well as contributing to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
A crucial part of the digestive system, the colon is also known by other names including the large bowel and large intestine. It is a tube-like organ which connects the small intestine to the anus.
The colon is part of the digestive system and it can be found within the abdomen in the human body.
The colon can be divided into five parts: the cecum in the lower right abdomen; the ascending colon in the right side of the abdomen; the transverse colon which runs across the abdomen; the descending colon which travels down the left side of the abdomen and the sigmoid colon which is a short curve, just before the rectum.
The colon removes water, nutrients and electrolytes from food that has been partially digested. The remaining food becomes solid waste, which moves through the colon, is stored within the rectum and then leaves the body in a stool.
The entire colon is around five feet long, or 150cm. The actual length of the colon will vary from person to person.
A colon cleanse is a way of clearing out your colon to remove blockages and any impurities which might be causing you issues.
The body cleanses the colon naturally on its own but sometimes you may feel that you need a little extra help with this.