By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit | Guest Writer
The longer that metals stay in our bodies the more they damage every system in our bodies while causing inflammation and impact the body to be more susceptible to illness of all kinds.
It is important for us all to work to remove heavy metals such as, mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper and cadium, out of the organs where they build up. A build-up of heavy metals in the body can contribute to many illnesses mental and physical. However, there are certain foods and herbs that we can include in our diets regularly that work to help the body eliminate heavy metals.
Ingredients to help remove heavy metals
Chlorella/Spirulina helps to draw out heavy metals from the liver, nervous system, and brain. Combined with Cilantro, they are amazing at removing heavy metals. Cilantro is great at chelating the heavy metals that are deep inside your tissues. Wild Blueberries are full of antioxidants that reverse any damage that heavy metals might have caused. Wild blueberries are especially important for brain tissues. Consuming Vitamin C is important for its detoxing capabilities, especially when it comes to heavy metals such as mercury and lead. You can find Vitamin C is fruits such as wild blueberries, pineapples, lemons, oranges and many others. Vitamin C helps to remove the damage caused by heavy metals. Green Veggies like spinach, kale, cucumbers, celery , etc. are high in Chlorophyll which helps to detoxify the liver. Green are powerful in helping with the removal of heavy metals, pesticides, and environmental toxins.
I have combined some of nature’s most powerful ingredients together to make this heavy metal detox smoothie. This smoothie can be had daily to help with the chelation and excretion of heavy metals, even ones deep inside your tissues.
This is currently the smoothie I make every day. I sometimes add other healthy ingredients like goji berries, coconut water, hemp or chia seeds, and mushroom powders. Regardless, I make it an active practice to detox heavy metals out of my body.
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 cup of wild blueberries
- 1 cup of cilantro
- 1/2 cup of mint
- 1 teaspoon of blue green algae like chlorella or spirulina
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 lemon or lime peeled
- Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Enjoy feeling the benefits of ridding the body of toxic heavy metals!!
Originally published at Earthiemama and reproduced here with permission.
About the Author
Alexandra is a true Earthie Mama, helping others tune into their most natural, thriving state while bringing harmony and balance into all areas of their lives. She hosts a well-known blog, EarthieMama.com, where she writes about health and wellness, conscious parenting, green living, self-sustainability and getting off the grid. Alex also has an MA in Psychology, and is a registered Yoga Instructor, environmentalist, conscious mother, green living advocate and natural birthing expert. She also sells all natural products and her ebooks through her website.