You may already be taking heavy metals through your foods and never know about it. Toxic heavy metals can cause a wide range of chronic health problems. Some of the most concerning metals include mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminium and even uranium. These metals can enter your body through your food, water, from your skin and even from the air you breathe. It is almost impossible to avoid exposure to these metals and even more difficult to find and remove them.


But nature seems to have an answer for almost all health problems. Here are 5 foods that can help you in eliminating these heavy toxic metals from your body.

1. Cilantro

Cilantro or coriander works as a great food to help remove heavy metals from your body. it works by binding to the metals and pulling them out of the body tissues and blood, and removing them from your body.

It has powerful antioxidants that help with not only eliminating these toxic metals from your body, they also help with sleep quality improvement and reduced anxiety.

Coriander is also known as Chinese parsley.

2. Wheatgrass

Rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, and vitamins like vitamin A, B vitamins, and vitamin C, wheatgrass works as an effective detoxifier. It helps in cleansing your body of various toxic substances including heavy metals. It is also rich in chlorophyll.

3. Chlorella & Spirulina

Chlorella and Spirulina are among the best foods for absorbing toxic heavy metals. They can also absorb so many other types of toxins.

Chlorella is packed with chlorophyll and dozens of vitamins and minerals and amino acids. In fact, it has all the essential  amino acids your body needs and 20 vitamins and minerals.

Spirulina, a multi-cell organism, is also a rich source of chlorophyll. Similar to chlorella, it has around 18 minerals and vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6, and 8 essential amino acids.

Make sure the chlorella and Spirulina you choose has not already absorbed any heavy metals or toxins from the environment.

4. Lemon

Lemon is one of the best detoxifiers and antioxidant-rich foods for your body.

You can take it in any form to cleanse your body off toxic substances including heavy metals. But a 10-day lemon fast diet can be a great way to focus on toxic-metal removal from your body.

It is also known as the master cleanse diet and has lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water in it. try it for 10 days and it will help remove heavy metals such as mercury, fluoride and others, and even free radicals from your body.

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5. Pectin-Rich Foods

Add more pectin-rich foods to your diet. pectin is a type of soluble fiber, found mostly in apples, citrus fruits and pears.

According to a clinical trial (published in Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine 2008), it was found to be highly effective in detoxification of heavy metals and toxins by binding them and removing from the body. study involved children having high lead toxification levels. One group was given pectin supplements.

It was found that the pectin group reduced their lead levels in blood by a huge margin. The removal of lead through urine saw a 132% jump.

Fruits rich in this soluble fiber have been found to offer big benefits for the liver and your digestive health. They bind the toxins and remove them.

6. Milk Thistle Seeds

Milk thistle seeds are widely associated with improving liver health. This is perhaps one of the most powerful foods for helping cleanse toxins and heavy metals.

According a study (published – The Journal of Biological Research 2,000), researchers found that animals suffering from high-dose mercury poisoning experienced liver protection against harmful effects when they were given milk thistle seeds.

All you have to do is take milk thistle seeds tea or supplement with milk. It will not only eliminate heavy metals, it will also protect your liver, one of the most vital organs.

Remember, heavy metals and toxins can damage your liver. This is one organ that runs hundreds of processes in the body and you cannot live if it gets damaged beyond a limit.