In our modern lives, we are constantly being exposed to the dangers of heavy metals.
From mercury in our vaccines, to aluminum in our deodorant, heavy metals are everywhere and they are easily absorbed by the skin.
These heavy metals bio-accumulate in the human body, meaning that once they are in there it’s hard to get them out.
Thankfully there is a 100% natural ingredient that can really help in ridding your body of toxins and heavy metals, the humble cilantro plant.
Common used as a garnish in dishes, this herb is actually effective in getting up to 80% of the heavy metals out of your body that have accumulated over time.
Problems associated with heavy metal accumulation in the body include cancer, heart disease, brain deterioration, emotional problems, kidney disease, lung disease, and weak bones. So you can see why it is so important to make sure your body is free of toxic metals.
Cilantro is packed full of vitamins and minerals including potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium and vitamins A and K.
The best way to avoid having to detox your body of heavy metals is to do your best to avoid them in the first place.
Of course this is easier said than done but some tips include only drinking filtered water, using a deodorant that has 0% aluminum, wherever possible staying away from areas with heavy traffic and eating as much home-grown and organic produce as you possibly can.
The following recipe includes cilantro, and is great for detoxifying the body of heavy metals.
Cilantro Inflammation-Busting Recipe
- 1/2 c packed chopped fresh organic cilantro
- 1/2 c organic apple juice
- 1/2 c water
- 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder (or any other green powder- I like Organifi)
- Mix in your Vitamix or blender until smooth.