Cilantro is one of the most potent detoxifiers of heavy metals and other toxic contaminants in the vegetable world!
You are aware that many things we consume such as medicines, water, and even the air are full of heavy metals, so it is great to have this wholesome plant working in our favor. Also, heavy metal has been associated with diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, brain deterioration, emotional problems, lung disease, and weak bones. Now more than ever it’s necessary to remove as much mercury from your body’s organs as possible.
Cilantro is rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron and it also contains vitamins A and K. And what’s more, cilantro is an antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory.
You can add cilantro to your everyday salads, salsa, guacamole, rice, on top of your pasta, curries and so many other foods. And below is a quick recipe to help you keep inflammation down in your body by drinking this tonic:
1/2 c packed chopped fresh organic cilantro
1/2 c organic apple juice
1/2 c water
1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder (or any other green powder- I like Organifi)
Mix in your Vitamix or blender until smooth.
The Problem With Cilantro
Parsley and cilantro can remove heavy metals from your body by pulling heavy metals to specific compounds within the parsley and cilantro. These plants attach to heavy metals and help you remove them from the body. The ability to attract heavy metals in your body to the plant occurs in nature as well.
In other words, cilantro will attract heavy metals from the soil, so it is always better to consume organically grown cilantro. Otherwise, you will be adding more heavy metals and chemicals into your body instead of detoxifying it. You can grow cilantro in a controlled environment with organic soil that you know is free of heavy metals.
Apple cider vinegar is also an excellent detoxifying, and it has acetic acid which is known to detoxify heavy metals efficiently and quickly. It’s a great solution instead of cilantro if you cannot grow your own. You need to dilute apple cider vinegar in water and drink it as a tonic every day to remove heavy metals from your body.
Also, it is important to note that your body must have an adequate level of magnesium when doing any heavy metal detoxification. Magnesium performs an essential role in relaxing the body, arteries and the nerves, which allows for detoxification to happen in your body. Magnesium supports detoxification in and of itself.