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Many people are unaware that they are walking around with toxic heavy metals in their bodies. Unfortunately toxic heavy metals are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminium cans and foil, batteries, metal cookware, and the foods we eat. Pesticides and herbicides which are hard to avoid completely , are a common source of heavy metals. These toxins get stored deep inside our tissues and wreak havoc on our health.
Fortunately there are particular foods we can consume which work to dislodge and carry these heavy metals out of our bodies. If you’d like to read more about what heavy metals are and how to rid your body of them, I wrote another article which you can read here.
The smoothie recipe below contain blueberries and spirulina which help to cleanse the body of metals. Cinnamon actually “carries” nutrients to the cells, ensuring optimal absorption and utilisation.
BLUEBERRIES The high antioxidant content in blueberries draws heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. Try and buy wild blueberries if possible as they have a higher ability to draw out heavy metals. Research results in an up and coming scientific article shows that blueberries remove up to 83% of mercury from the body.
SPIRULINA This is an edible blue-green algae which draws out heavy metals from your central nervous system and liver. It is effective at removing toxins such as mercury and radioactive substances from the body. It has also been used to remove cadmium and lead from waste water.
I think it’s interesting that the colour of the smoothie resembles the look of metal too, don’t you think?