detox foods for better health

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Amber Black

It has already been an established fact that the build-up of heavy metals in the body can result in adverse health conditions, according to a fully documented and peer-reviewed meta-analysis published in the journal Molecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology. 

The study has concluded that not only the environment is compromised when it comes to heavy metals but the body’s overall health is also threatened and endangered. As the study says, an analysis of published data indicated that heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and other heavy metals appear naturally on the planet. However, the contamination of these metals by human hands adds significantly to their environmental contamination.

The heavy metals mentioned previously are carcinogenic with negative health effects on individuals manifesting as neurobehavioral and neurologic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hearing loss, different types of cancer, hematologic and immunologic disorders.

Flushing these toxic elements out of your system can avoid it from wreaking havoc to your central nervous system or can create damage to the integrity of your blood cells, liver, kidneys, and lungs; as well as induce lower energy levels.

To help you flush out these carcinogenic toxins from the body, these 10  foods are suggested to help detox and flush out the heavy metals from your system:


Ginger helps in protecting and invigorating your kidneys. Fully functioning kidneys lead to better elimination of toxins from your body.


Usually taken as a supplement or as a powder. The blue-green spirulina algae is a great source of folic acid. It is also effective in eliminating heavy metals from the liver and nervous system.


Previous studies have discovered that garlic helps greatly in keeping away the toxic effects of cadmium and mercury.


Probiotic foods are most helpful in generating high levels of lactic acid that binds to heavy metals.


Similar to lactic acid, the abundance of the citric acid component of citrus fruits helps in binding them to metal atoms and leading the toxins outside of the body’s system.


Cilantro is the herb that’s easily sourced from your neighborhood grocery or can be grown in your backyard garden. It is a herb touted by Survivalists and Doomsday preppers, an herb that you should have with you in case of nuclear fallout. It possesses strong chelating attributes that bind to heavy metals and flush them out of the body.


This plant, particularly its seeds, protect against the toxic effects of mercury, studies say.


What would we do without alpha lipoic acids! Plentiful in Brussels sprouts, peas, broccoli, and spinach. The element can cross the blood-brain barrier and whisk out the heavy metals from your brain.


It is a type of algae that is helpful. This is responsible for binding with metal deposits in the body and flushing them out.