Jared McAllister

Health and fitness enthusiast. Writer. Husband. Father.

Doctor with 3D model of the colon.

10 Surprising Colon Facts

Your colon is an integral part of the digestive system, also known as your gastrointestinal tract (GI). Most of the digestion process is already done by the time food makes its way to the colon. After food passes through the small intestine, the colon’s main function is to absorb water, vitamins and electrolytes from the …

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Doctor showing a diagram of the colon, or large intestine

What Is the Colon’s Function?

The colon is a crucial component of the digestive process. Its main function is to remove waste from your body as food moves through the digestive system — the complex system composed of organs that convert food into fuel for our bodies…

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Top 10 Colon Cleansing Foods to Heal and Detoxify the Gut

Digestive issues are an all too common occurrence these days, in large part due to the unhealthy food choices we make. Constipation, irregularity, painful bowel movements, gas, bloating, and other problems are just a few of the symptoms of an unhealthy colon and digestive system. Under these conditions, maintaining your general health can be a …

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