Heavy Metal Detox Juice. What? And, no, I don’t mean like the music. Heavy metals, like mercury and lead, can accumulate in your system and cause all kinds of problems. You get them from the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat. You can’t avoid them. The problem is that they build up in your system and your body can have a hard time getting rid of them. Heavy metals have been implicated in hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, neurological disturbances, learning problems, depression and food allergies.
Cilantro – it’s also called Chinese Parsley, and, when dried, coriander – is a powerful natural chelator. Studies have shown that if you consistently eat small amounts of cilantro, you can reduce the heavy metal load in your system. You can do this in any way you want. Cilantro can be used in a multitude of foods from soups and stews to guacamole or Coconut Chicken with Lime and Cilantro.
One of my ways is to add some cilantro to my PH Balance Juice.
Drink your juice within 15 minutes of juicing to get the maximum benefits
- romaine lettuce - 1 bunch
- celery - 4 stalks
Celery is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Rich in flavanoids which help to protect from certain cancers. Naturally low in calories, celery has a high soluable fiber content which helps keep the digestive track moving. It helps to boost the immune system and your metabolism all while helping the body to maintain a proper PH.
- parsley - 1 cup
- cilantro - 1 cup
As well as being packed with antioxidants, Cilantro is a powerful natural chelator. Add some to your soup, salad, guacamole or juice and to help flush heavy metals out of your system.
- apple - 1/2 (optional)
“An apple a day” is an adage for a reason. Apples are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and many beneficial phytochemicals. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fiber pectin, which can help detox metals and food additives from your body.
Wash your greens thoroughly.
Put them through the juicer.
If you find the juice too strong, add 1/2 an apple. That will take the edge off.