Heavy metals are everywhere. They can be found in out water, our food and even in the air we breathe in every single day. As soon as they’re in our bodies, they can easily be stored in our kidneys, blood, spleen, blood, liver, bones and fatty tissues, and can, therefore, lead to many harmful effects on the body, such as low kidney function, increased levels of stress and decreased function of our reproductive and cardiovascular systems.
Heavy metal toxicity is one of the main things can affect our overall health in a negative way.
So, how you cain you avoid heavy metal toxicity?
The truth is, you can’t avoid heavy metals, because, like I mentioned above, they’re everywhere. However, you can detoxify your body of those heavy metals with 5 heavy metal detoxifying foods.
Spirulina powder acts as chelating agent that bonds with metal ions. It’s perfect for attracting and eliminating various heavy metals, including, arsenic, mercury and lead. And it’s also great for removing any radioactive substances found in your body.
Hawaiian Spirulina is known to be the most effective type of spirulina for the detoxification of heavy metals.
2. Wild Blueberries
Wild blue berries are also known as a superfood for detoxifying the body from heavy metals. Wild blueberries have to ability to heal and repair any gaps created in your brain by oxidation and also draw out heavy metals from your brain. They also contain many antioxidants that help to repair any damage after the removal of the heavy metals.
They’re also known to be one of the superfoods that help to reverse Alzheimer’s and dementia.
However, the best ones that contain all these nutrients and heavy-metal detoxifying capabilities come from Maine or anywhere in Canada.
How to use this food:
Wild blueberries is an extremely versatile food as it could be incorporated into so many different ways throughout the day, including in deserts, smoothies, etc.
3. Atlantic Dulse
Atlantic dulse is a type of seaweed that it known for its incredibly powerful ability to remove the heavy metal mercury out of your body. Aside from this, it also has the benefits of being able to bind to many other metals, including lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel and detoxifying the body from those metals.
Cilantro is known as a medicinal herb that is known for it’s detoxifying properties and ability to extract metals from hard to reach places.
You could easily go to your local grocery store and get a bushel there or, if you prefer the medicinal herb in supplement form, you could try Cilantro Heavy Metal Detox by Planetary Herbals - 4 Oz
5. Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder
Barley grass is also known for its heavy metal detoxifying capabilities as it extracts heavy metals from you intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid and reproductive system. It also help with preparing the heavy metal mercury for its absorption by the spirulina.
Heavy Metal Detoxifying Smoothie
Now that I’ve told you about the top 5 heavy metal detoxifying foods, here's a nice and simple way to incorporate those foods into one meal. A smoothie!
This delicious smoothie has the ability to detoxify your body of heavy metals.
2 tablespoons of spirulina powder
1-2 teaspoons of barley grass juice extract powder
2 tablespoons of Atlantic dulse flakes
1 cup of fresh cilantro OR 2 1/2 droppers of cilantro supplement
1 cup of frozen wild blueberries
*You could also add some extra fruit, like mango, to sweeten it up a bit.