By Amy Goodrich
These days heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, and mercury enter our body through the polluted food we eat, air we breathe, or water we drink. Even our skin is able to absorb them into our bloodstream.
Heavy metals or toxins can trigger serious health issues such as heart diseases, thyroid issues, dementia, infertility, or birth defects. The good news is that there are a few foods that naturally bind or replace these heavy metals and remove them from your body.
A Closer Look At The Ingredients
Cilantro is extremely effective in removing heavy metals, such as aluminum, lead, and mercury, out of our blood. According to Robert C. Atkins MD taking 400 mg of cilantro a day can swipe out all heavy metals in just 2 weeks.
Parsley is packed with calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, zinc, fibers, and chlorophyll. All these phytonutrients displace heavy metals, especially mercury and lead. Parsley also helps to support your natural detoxification systems and supports your liver to work more efficiently.
Chlorella is a strong binding agents which prevents your body from reabsorbing the heavy metals or toxins removed by cilantro or parsley. And next to its strong binding properties, it is also high in vitamin A, C, magnesium, and zinc to support your body’s natural detoxification systems.
Green Heavy Metal Detox Juice Recipe (serves 1)
- 12 ounce filtered water
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup parsley
- ½ teaspoon pure organic chlorella powder
Wash all your ingredients. Opt for organic as much as possible to avoid more toxins entering your body.
Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Drink this detox juice recipe once a day for 1 to 2 weeks to fully cleanse your body from heavy metals.
A Few Tips To Avoid Heavy Metals
- Opt for safe & sustainable seafood. Fish can absorb mercury and other pollutants from the water they live in.
- Ask your dentist to replace silver-colored fillings, over time they start to break down and release mercury.
- Ask for thimerosal-free vaccines. This is a mercury based preservative.
- Drink filtered water.
- Steer clear from industrial areas
- Opt for lead-free paint
- Opt for organic cosmetics or try and make your own
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