Friday, July 12, 2013
DETOX YOUR BODY FROM HEAVY METALS
But don't worry, there's things that you can do to limit your risk. Here are some tips on how to detox your body from these toxins.
1. Alkaline Lifestyle
For your body to function properly or in homeostasis, systems in your body need to be functioning at a steady state - this is usually at an alkaline state.
The alkaline lifestyle consists of eating clean and keeping your body's pH level where it needs to be (neutral pH). Drinking fresh vegetable juice, eating dark green leafy greens and keeping hydrated are some of things that you can do to keep your body at an alkaline state.
When your body is at an alkalizing state and you're nourishing it with foods that are healthy, your body’s pH is neutral. It’s not acidic and it’s not basic, it’s the right pH (around 7 in a 0 -14 scale). And when the pH of your body is aligned with the foods you eat then you feel and look healthy.
Processed foods are usually more acidic than naturally produced foods. The pH of blood is around 7.30 – 7.45. When you eat more naturally produced foods and avoid acidic foods your blood is more likely to stay in the right pH zone which is beneficial for your overall health.
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2. Go Organic
When you're trying to prevent disease and eliminate toxins from your body, you shouldn't be eating foods that are covered with chemicals and pesticides. Juicing inorganic fruits and vegetables is not good as well. The juice is instantly absorbed and when you juice non-organic fruits and vegetables, the pesticides and chemicals gets quickly absorbed by your body.
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3. Add Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is amazing. Chlorophyll is more than just a phytonutrient that’s responsible for the dark green pigment in green foods. Chlorophyll is one of the best things for the body and you can get it in many ways. Juicing dark green leafy vegetables is a great way to get chlorophyll into your body. When you juice fresh vegetables, your body quickly absorbs the nutrients and you get amazing results. Another way you can get your dose of chlorophyll is through liquid chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our cells from oxidative damage and free radicals. Chlorophyll also increases red blood cell formation and improves the body's overall circulation. When you consume dark leafy vegetables you decrease your risk of cancer. Besides all these benefits chlorophyll helps with bad breath.
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Vegetables with highest chlorophyll are those that are dark green.
4. Juice Cilantro
Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. Cilantro is great for detoxifying the body because it removes heavy metals (mercury, aluminum, and lead) from the body and the best part is that organic cilantro is inexpensive. So you have no excuse as to why you shouldn't juice cilantro.
The compounds that are found in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from tissues.
Researcher and Doctor Yoshiaki Omura found that individuals who consumed a Vietnamese soup with large amounts of cilantro had a higher levels of mercury in their urine. He followed by giving cilantro to patients with high mercury levels and found that cilantro actually eliminated mercury from the body.
Juicing itself is a detox process.
1. Many people ask me why they should juice when they could eat the vegetables or fruits. When you extract the juice from the vegetable all you are left with are beneficial micronutrients. Since your body doesn’t have to break down any components like insoluble fiber, your body is quickly absorbing micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much more from the juice. That’s why often you get instant energy after having a juice!
2. Juicing also allows you to consume the needed vegetables and fruits that your body craves and needs for optimal health. If you find it difficult eating raw vegetables and fruit, then juicing is perfect for you. With juicing you are also getting a wide variety of different vegetables into your daily intake.
3. Juicing is a way to change the way you eat and will change the way you live. After you juice for a week, you will see and feel instant results.