We live in such a toxic world these days that it is hard to escape coming into contact with heavy metals and becoming toxic ourselves. Incorporating foods that help the body rid itself of these invaders is critical for overall health.
If you are severely taxed with toxic heavy metals you may require more intensive treatment under the supervision of a licensed practitioner trained in heavy metal detox. Wendy Myers is a great resource for information on detoxing heavy metals from your body. Check out her website if you want to investigate further.
Some symptoms of heavy metal poisoning include:
Chronic unexplained body pains and headaches
Depression, anxieties, brain fog
Loss of memory and forgetfulness
Yeast infection and parasites
Low immune system
Anemic and blood disorders
Low body temperature, cold hands and feet
Muscle and joint pains
Female reproductive issues
Dark rings under eyes
Adding foods and smoothies like this one will help assist your body in its own natural detoxing abilities.
Cilantro and parsley have excellent antimicrobial properties which make them very beneficial for healing the gut. When the gut is healthy, the immune system is strengthened, thus reducing the risks of many chronic diseases. They are also diuretic and make good kidney-cleansing agents that lower the risks of kidney stones.
This smoothie is one of my favorites! I was inspired to make this one based on a recipe from Food Matters. I didn’t think combining these particular fruits and herbs would taste so great but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s amazing! Try it just once and you’ll be hooked. I make a point to have this just about every day.
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 lemon, peeled
2 tbsp cilantro
2 tbsp parsley
1 green apple
Coconut Water (enough to cover the ingredients)
- Add everything to a blender and blend until combined.