3. Dark Leafy Greens:

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To help cleanse the colon and protect your digestive tract, you need to consume plenty of green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach. Fat soluble chlorophyll will stick to the lining of the colon wall and arrests the growth of bacteria, removes bacteria that has accumulated and multiplied in the colon, as well as healing the mucus lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Other leafy greens you can consume are cabbage, green olives, collard greens, celery, peas, and Swiss chard. All of these leafy greens are super high in chlorophyll, which will cleanse the colon and help to detoxify your liver at the same time.

4. Apples:

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. More than just a nursery school rhyme, these are words to live by. Similar to grapefruits and oranges, apples contain a high amount of pectin, which binds to bad cholesterol and heavy metals, eliminating them from the body and cleansing the intestines. By reducing your cholesterol, apples aid in everything from preventing gallstones to increasing heart health. Apples also contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which helps boost and fortify your immune system and even deliver more oxygen to the lungs for increased endurance.

5. Aloe Vera:

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Aloe vera is a cactus with many benefits to the bowel. You can grow aloe vera yourself at home and add some of the inner flesh to your juices or smoothies, or you can purchase aloe vera extract from health food stores. The nutrients and natural fiber in aloe vera aid in removing built up and impacted waste in the bowels. It is also very good for ulcers or inflammation in the stomach or intestines.

6. Beans:

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Beans are one of the best high fiber foods you can add to your diet, as they are very high in insoluble fiber, which can help to lower cholesterol. One cup of black beans will provide you with approximately 60% of your daily recommended amount.

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