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7 Foods that Detox Heavy Metals

Last week I shared with you the how heavy metal toxins make and keep you sick.  It’s easy to stay unaware of these toxins and their health risks because A.) They don’t even sound real and B.)We’re so accustomed to the toxins in our environment that many of us take on a “I can’t do anything about it” stance.

You can do something about it.  You can prevent, detox, and decrease heavy metal toxins and reduce the health associated risks with the foods you eat.  Here are my top 7 foods to rid your body of heavy metal toxins:

Supplement/ Food How It Works How To Eat It
Organic  Chlorella Binds to mercury and aluminium to remove from body and promotes liver detoxification.  

Start on ½ tsp (or 2 tablets) per day added to water with lemon or your favourite juices or smoothies, after 1-2 weeks increase to 1 tsp (or 4 tabs) per day, then after 3 weeks, move up to 2 tsp (or 8-12 tablets) per day.

 

Note: If you eat seafood/fish, protect your organs by taking 1 tsp. (or 4 tabs) of chlorella before and after.

Organic Spirulina Protein is necessary for the detoxification of the liver.  Can also be used in place of protein powders that may be contaminated with heavy metals.   

Add 1 tsp. daily to water with lemon, juices, smoothies. Take an extra dose on workout days: 8 tablets or sprinkle 1-2 tsp OB Spirulina granules onto your salads, dips, or soups.

Organic Cilantro and Parsley Cilantro and Parsley  bind to heavy metal toxins and pull them out of the body  

Make my Detox Dressing (handful parsley, handful cilantro, heandful basil, garlic clove, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, olive oil) with the herbs and add a few T. daily to salads, veggies, or over protein or even add to eggs and omelets. Add parsley and cilantro to your  green juice. Chop and use fresh as often as possible!

Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, spinach, ect) Contain antioxidants that increase the production of detoxifying enzymes in the body  

Have your green juices with greens, spinach, kale.  Add brocolli, brussels sprouts, or cauliflower to salads or as a entree side.  Broccoli sprouts are a great addition to salads.  Use spinach and baby kale as a salad base.

Organic Turmeric Contains protective compounds for the liver – your major detox organ  

Juice fresh turmeric 1-2 inches and add to juices, smoothies, marinades.  Add 1 tsp.  powdered turmeric to your rice, curries, or soups.  Take a fresh jucied turmeric shot from your local juicer!

Sulfur Rich Foods (onions, garlic, raspberries, cabbage, eggs) Help the body eliminate heavy metals, in particular lead. Replenish body with sulfur (sulfur deficiencies can be caused by heavy metal toxins)  

Add 3-5 cloves raw garlic into your daily routine, this could be juiced, pesto, marinades, salad dressings.  Add raw onion to salads, in soups, and as many dishes as possible.  Sauerkraut, shreded cabbage on salads.  Have a handful of raspberries plain or over yogurt.

Foods high in vitamin C (citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, bell pepper, ect) Vitamin C which is important for flushing toxins from the body, jump start digestive enzymes Enjoy as many Vitamin C-rich foods as you can!

 

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