Saturday, June 30, 2012

Potent detoxifying foods that should be part of your regular diet

Cilantro: Excellent for detoxing mercury, which has permeated our environment to the point where it is even in most of our teeth as amalgam fillings. Raw organic cilantro can be chopped up and sprinkled on almost any food serving.

It can be juiced along with carrots, other veggies, and apples and used in green smoothies. Cilantro's mercury detox power was first discovered among Indonesian clinical patients fed cilantro soup.

Chlorella: Many consider this super food, combined with cilantro, as the ultimate heavy metal detoxifier derived from foods.

Garlic: A natural antibiotic and promoter of liver enzymes that aid detoxification. It's best to chew raw or squeeze raw cloves into or onto freshly prepared foods.

Broccoli sprouts: Most readers know broccoli, along with other cruciferous vegetables, has cancer prevention properties. But broccoli sprouts are better at stimulating those toxin filtering enzymes in the liver.

Omega-3 oils: Besides helping to prevent chronic inflammation, these oils help lubricate the intestinal walls. This serves to capture and help eliminate toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. Avocado (technically a fruit), ground hemp or flax seeds or oils, and pure virgin olive oil are recommended.

Papaya: A useful detox addition to your diet. Eat the seeds as well.

Lemon or lime water: Mixed with warm water and consumed first thing in the morning is an old liver cleansing remedy that is still recommended by naturopaths and others today.

Mung beans: Purchase bulk, raw, dry and organic, of course. Cooked, they are easy to digest and tend to absorb and help eliminate GI tract toxins.

Beets: Helps purify the blood.

Eliminate alcohol, processed white flour and sugar completely. Use only pure sea salt for seasoning. Raw leafy vegetables should be juiced or blended for green smoothies as often as possible. Add raw carrots and raw beets to your juicing efforts.

Juicing raw veggies with an apple makes consuming large quantities of veggies practical. But you'll need some fiber as well, so don't forget to eat some too. Blending green smoothies does retain some plant fibers

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