Best Foods to Eat for a Heavy Metal Detox

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  It is so easy in our modern world to become contaminated with heavy metals. We literally breathe them, eat them, and absorb them every day. You can limit your toxic load, but it’s virtually impossible to remove all toxins from our lives anymore. Candida and bad bacteria literally seep toxins out into our bodies as part of their own nature. Doing a detox twice per year can help cleanse the body, but to avoid toxic buildup, you can keep your toxic load to a minimum by eating certain foods that will help remove heavy metals from your body daily; simply by eating (or drinking)!

Take a look at the best foods you can include in your daily diet that will not only give your body much needed nourishment, but will cleanse your body at the same time.


1. Garlic

It’s on every list, isn’t it? The active compound in garlic, allicin, is what provides the main healing aspect of garlic. Garlic will help protect your from the severity of viruses, such as flus and colds, lowers cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and is a powerful antioxidant. As if this were not enough, garlic also has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic compounds. Garlic will also bind heavy metals and allow them to be removed from the body. You can get all these benefits simply by eating two or three slightly crushed cloves each day. Always use organic garlic (and garlic not imported from China) for best results.


2. Herbs and Spices

There are many herbs and spices that you can use to help remove heavy metals. These include cloves, milk thistle, turmeric, and cinnamon. All of these have other health benefits besides detox, so don’t be afraid to spice things up in your kitchen and use organic spices liberally.

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3. Wheatgrass

If you haven’t tried wheatgrass yet, you are in for a treat. Wheatgrass contains phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier that cleanses the body of toxins and neutralizes other toxins with enzymes. Wheatgrass is also a great source of healthy chlorophyll and tastes great to boot!


4. Chlorella and Spirulina

OK, so these are actually pond scum, but you can’t imagine what wonderful health benefits there are lurking in pond scum! These are amazing superfoods that are loaded valuable nutrients. Chlorella is rich in chlorophyll that has more than 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as all 18 amino acids. Spirulina also contains 18 vitamins and minerals, 8 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

Combined both of these superfoods are high in antioxidants as well as proteins, and both do an amazing job removing heavy metals and other toxic chemicals that might be in the body. Since these foods are so good at absorbing metals, it’s very important that you purchase these items from a trusted source so that you don’t buy products that have been exposed to, and therefore absorbed, heavy metals from the ponds where they have been grown.


SEE ALSO: Never Heard of Spirulina? 10 Reasons You Should be Taking it Every Day!

5. Cilantro

Cilantro is not only tasty, but it’s great at binding heavy metals, actually pulling them from the blood and other tissues, then allowing them to be removed from the body. Cilantro is so powerful at detox; it can actually be used to purify water! Read also how cilantro can clean tap water.

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Detoxifying Tonic

Try this tonic at least once per week to help nourish your body, and remove heavy metals at the same time.


  • 1 Handful of organic garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Handful of organic chopped onion
  • 1 Handful of fresh, organic, chopped ginger
  • 1 Handful of  fresh, organic, chopped horseradish
  • 1 or 2 organic, chopped habanero peppers
  • Raw apple cider vinegar to cover

Put all ingredients in your blender and add enough apple cider vinegar to cover everything. Mix well (it will be thick). Try drinking one shot glass full of this mixture, followed by a shot of wheatgrass or turmeric juice. This is the best detox drink you can make and will remove heavy metals like nothing else.