For a healthy colon, you want to make sure you’re getting enough fiber in your diet. Fiber is very important because it cleans out your colon, removing waste and toxins left from the digestive process. Women should aim for 25 grams of fiber per day and men need 30-35 grams of fiber.
One study showed that people who ate beans at least twice a week cut their risk of colon cancer in half! Magnesium and selenium can also help cut your risk of this cancer, and beans are a good source of these minerals. You could get a little more magnesium, selenium and fiber by using pinto beans instead or a mix of both black and pinto beans.
Colon healthy tip: Use nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to cut down on fat and add probiotics for colon health!
Grapeseed oil to grease dish
4 extra-large burrito tortillas
1 ¾ cups canned black beans, rinsed
¼ cup red pepper, diced
2 tbsp. sweet onion, diced
4-8 tbsp. salsa + extra
About 1 ¼ cup Mexican shredded cheese blend
Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (optional)
1 ½ cups canned diced tomatoes, liquid drained
2 tsp .garlic, minced
½ cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed
¼ cup sweet onion, chopped
4 tsp. chopped jalapeno, seeds removed
¼ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. lime juice