Heavy metals are present in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Though few metals are important for the body to function, but what we are ingesting is way more than the needed amount and are hence, toxic.
Mercury, lead and cadmium are three metals that can be especially harmful and aluminium has also presented concerns. These toxic metals enter your body through drinking, eating, inhaling, and skin and eye contact. Once in your body, they cause damage at the cellular level by initiating oxidative stress. This damage can contribute to the development of many diseases and health problems.
Symptoms of metal poisoning are so common yet people rarely connect them as metal poisoning, as they are often misdiagnosed as other diseases.
- Chronic fatigue — feeling tired and sleepy all the time
- Digestive issues and various digestive disorders
- Chronic constipation
- Aching joints
- Candidiasis or yeast infections
- Brain fog — forgetful, low mental concentration, and state of confusion
- Numb and/or tingling nerves
- Hormonal imbalance
- Mood swings, depression, and/or anxiety
To detox the body of these heavy metals, eat more foods that contain Vitamin C, or red-colored fruits and vegetables. Use cilantro leaves and green leafy vegetables in every main meal to help clear mercury and other metal deposits from the body. Fresh salads, smoothies, juices reduce the amount of toxins going into the body and helps to magnetize out old acidic waste stored in the body.
Here are two recipes that will help you detox your body from heavy metals and energize your system.
Green Magnet Juice
Chopped fresh Organic Coriander : ½ Cup
Organic Apple Juice : ½ Cup
Water : ½ cup
Wheatgrass powder or Fresh Wheatgrass : 1 Tea Spoon
Blend everything together in a blender until smooth.
Strain and serve
Coriander and Garlic Garnish
Coriander and garlic are excellent natural herbs that when consumed, are able to bind with the toxic metals and escort them out of the body. By nature, both these ingredients are antiseptic, analgesic, antibiotic, fungicidal and natural stimulants. These remarkable properties alone are tremendously useful in our very toxic world today.
Use this recipe as a garnish, in curries, grilled fish or chicken or in whatever you feel like.
- Chop up a handful of Coriander leaves and stems into about 2mm pieces
- Chop 2 cloves of fresh garlic
- Drizzle a little olive oil or sesame oil over them
- Add a small pinch of salt
- Squeeze a few drops of lime juice into them
- Mix all the above in a bowl and voila!
- Store the excess garnish in an air-tight container, refrigerate and consume within a week.