Salt water flush is a simple home remedy that helps flush out toxins from your body by completely emptying your bowels. This salt water flush for constipation will help stimulate a bowel movement in less than 30 minutes plus help you lose a few pounds of water weight as well.
The saltwater flush, also known as the “master cleanse” or “salt water cleanse” is a safe way to force a bowel movement in the shortest time possible. It works really fast so try not to drink it if you are expecting company or going out. As always, please ask your doctor before trying any home remedy if you have medical issues.
Salt Water Flush For Constipation
So similar to the constipation bomb recipe or the prune butter bomb recipe, the salt water flush has been a TikTok trend for a while now, and for a good reason too. It works! Personally, I think that this master cleanse is better because it not only helps you poop but cleanses out toxins from your body as well.
Before we begin though, I really need to say this, it’s not fun trying to swallow this drink! You are not going to like the taste and will definitely feel like throwing up after drinking it so prepare yourself!
Salt Water Flush For Constipation Recipe
Ingredients for one serving:
- 1 liter of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons of pink Himalayan salt (or any non-iodized salt)
How To Do The Salt Water Flush For Constipation
In a very large pitcher, mix all of your ingredients until all the salt melts. Now it’s time for the real deal, on an empty stomach, (preferably in the morning) drink the cleanse while it’s still warm in under 5 minutes. Note: the salt water flush will not work if your stomach isn’t empty
It’s gonna be hard getting all of that liquid down in a short time but if you want to get good results, it’s a must. After drinking all the salt water, you have to lie on your side on a flat surface and start massaging your belly for 5 minutes. Repeat the process on the other side as well.
You will feel the urge to use the potty but try not to. The goal is to try your best not to poop and keep the liquid in for as long as possible. That’s because you want your body to absorb all of the salt so that it releases toxins. Once you can’t hold in the liquid any longer, start the race to the bathroom and let it out!
It’s gonna feel soo good! In my case, I had more than 3 bowel movements after drinking the salt water flush.
Can You Do the Salt Water Flush 2 Days In A Row?
NO! As much as I love this constipation remedy, it is NOT recommended to do it more than once or twice per week! That’s because you lose a lot of vitamins, water, good bacteria, electrolytes, and minerals when you perform the cleanse.
Your body needs time to recuperate after the cleanse and drinking this salt water flush 2 days in a row will cause extreme weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, and make you feel unwell.
What To Eat After The Salt Water Flush?
I had the same question when researching this master cleanse, I mean, I know that the body loses a lot of water, electrolytes, and good bacteria so it makes sense to stock on foods that help replace them. Here’s what I ate and drank after doing the flush.
Yogurt, I ate a lot of yogurts because it contains probiotics, we eat a lot of greek yogurts here in Lebanon so get those if they are available in your area. You can take probiotic supplements if you don’t have yogurt. I also drank coconut water cause it contains a healthy dose of electrolytes.
Broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower all contain good bacteria which makes them natural probiotics. I baked a whole tray of these vegetables with some tomatoes and olive oil, I also threw in some sweet potatoes which came out delicious!
Note: These vegetables are also very high in dietary fiber which makes them perfect for constipation. Lastly, you can follow a low-calorie meal plan and lifestyle after the cleanse for a healthier you!
Is The Salt Water Flush Safe?
Yes, the salt water flush is safe to use and most people tolerate it well but that is only if you use non-iodized salt! Using other types of salt or iodized salt will cause your sodium levels to go up and put a strain on your kidneys. This can lead to high blood pressure so you need to make sure you’re using the right salt for your cleanse.
So does the salt water flush help with constipation? Absolutely, it worked wonders for me and I can honestly recommend it to anyone trying to have a bowel movement fast! Don’t forget to share this post with your friends or save it for later because you are that awesome.
Let me know in the comments about your results cause I love hearing from you all. Until next time, you better stay awesome!