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Top 10 Foods to Help You Naturally Detox from Radiation
You might be reading this article and thinking that it would really only apply if there was another nuclear war or if you were somehow accidentally exposed to radiation. But did you know that radiation fallout is actually all around you?
You probably can’t remember a time when acid rain was not a problem. Air pollution is picked up by the rain and fog and brought to the ground.
And let’s not forget the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 and damaged the Fukushima power plant, leaking radiation into the air and water. This event is NOT over, folks — it is ongoing. Radioactive elements were released into the air and water. These elements accumulate at each step of the food chain. Once inside the body, radioactive elements are called internal emitters, and these migrate to specific organs — typically, the thyroid, brain, liver and bones.
Radioactive isotopes have been found in rainwater in Minnesota and a few other states. Even if you feel that you are safe from fallout, there are many other risk factors that expose you to radiation. These include airport security cameras, dental X-rays, medical X-rays and radioactive particles in the air. Speaking of medical tests, Pet/CT scans are a very precise tool that can help diagnose many disorders, but this type of scan is a huge dose of radiation. If you have cancer, you might be getting regular doses of high intensity radiation.
After the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, the Swedish government monitored the radiation level of foods. They found that most animal meat, including fish and dairy products, had much higher levels of radioactive substances then vegetables, fruits, grains and potatoes. Eating a plant-based diet is a great way to limit your radioactive exposure by avoiding the higher concentrations of these substances in animal fat, meat and dairy products.
Whether or not the Fukushima meltdown escalates, another study out of Russia showed that dietary fiber from things like beet root and lemon peels had radio-protective compounds. The scientists concluded at the end of their study that increasing dietary fiber in humans could accelerate the removal of radioactive elements.
Keep reading to find out which foods and other substances you can take will greatly increase your body’s ability to remove radiation.
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