Which fruits and vegetables are naturally the most detoxifying?_Featured_, Detox, Food, Prevention Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
(NaturalNews) Detoxing in our incredibly polluted environment is not an occasional endeavor. In order to maintain a healthy immune system with a slightly alkaline pH, we need to consider constant slow detoxing to counter the “slow kill” from the myriad toxins pervading every element of our environment.
Extreme detox measures, such as liver cleansing coffee enemas, any type of heavy metal chelation, or periods of fasting can be performed briefly every few months, or as needed for treating a debilitating disease.
However, an appropriately consistent slow detox could be part of our daily diet. Consuming only whole organic foods is basic. Whole foods are foods that are not processed, such as bulk produce, grains, and legumes.
If your city water is fluoridated, use reverse osmosis to minimize the fluoride and other toxins, but add a few drops of liquid trace minerals to replace those removed by reverse osmosis. Avoid most bottled or canned commercial beverages. Use freshly squeezed juice instead.
Some foods not certified organic may be okay if they are rarely sprayed, especially if locally grown. But again, select from fresh bulk produce; don’t buy canned or frozen veggies and fruits.
Here’s a list of the dirty dozen (most sprayed) and clean fifteen (least sprayed). The clean fifteen list will let you know which foods you can enjoy when buying organic is impractical: http://www.elderandsage.com
Potent detoxifying foods that should be part of your regular diet
Cilantro: Excellent for detoxing mercury, which has permeated our environment to the point where it is even in most of our teeth as amalgam fillings. Raw organic cilantro can be chopped up and sprinkled on almost any food serving.
It can be juiced along with carrots, other veggies, and apples and used in green smoothies. Cilantro’s mercury detox power was first discovered among Indonesian clinical patients fed cilantro soup.
Chlorella: Many consider this super food, combined with cilantro, as the ultimate heavy metal detoxifier derived from foods.