We live in a world full of toxins. From the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe, there are harmful substances everywhere. Because of this reality, detox products and programs line the shelves of health food stores.
And while cleansing the body is necessary, it may be simpler than many people think. Lots of detox programs can be very hard on the body and can cause unpleasant side effects.
There are, however, gentler ways to cleanse, if you know what products to use.
“Pectin comes from the fibrous portion of the fruit and is most commonly found in the pith of limes, lemons and other citrus fruit as well as in apples. Other sources of pectin are bananas, grapes, carrots, and cabbage.” (Natural Cures Not Medicine) Pectin helps remove heavy metals from the blood stream. You can incorporate it into your diet by eating produce rich in pectin or taking in supplement form.
Cilantro is known for its use in cooking, but it also helps pull mercury, heavy metals and other toxins out of the body. It’s also known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. The herb itself can be used in cooking or you can buy cilantro juice from a health food store. Food Matters suggests adding it “to juices, salads, soups and meals.”
Found in Japan, chlorella is a fresh water sea algae that is a great cleansing agent. It is known as a super food and does a great job at removing mercury and heavy metals from the body. Natural News states that, “our major pollutant filter, the liver, needs all the support it can get. Chlorella offers that support abundantly.”
“Juicing fresh produce and grasses such as wheat or barley grass provides an excellent way to remove toxins from the system. Wheatgrass is high in nutritional content, and provides vitamins, minerals and all nine essential amino acids.” (Natural Cures Not Medicine)
Adding one, or all four of these natural detoxifying agents to your diet can help keep the vital organs and cells clean and healthy. Gently cleansing the body is a great way to increase both the quality and quantity of life.