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Maintaining a healthy colon (large intestine) is important to a smoothly functioning digestive system. According to Sean G. Mayfield, M.D., Board Certified Colon & Rectal Surgeon specializing in laproscopic and robotic surgery and colonoscopy, 'The colon's main function is to absorb water from the stool. It absorbs sodium and releases potassium,' all of which aids in the digestive process.

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