What Kinds of Foods Help to Counteract Toxic Heavy Metals?
Toxic heavy metals are all around us, from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the chemicals that surround us, and when they build up in our bodies, they can lead to a series of health problems. There are many foods that can help in the process of heavy metal detoxification (although they are by no means a solution on their own).
In the spirit of the season of food, here are a few things to include in your holiday feast that might help to counteract the effects of toxic heavy metals:
Sulfur rich foods: Cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garlic, and onion are examples of sulfur containing foods which can help in the process of detoxification.
Foods high in vitamin C: Oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, kale, and red peppers can help to reduce the toxic effects of heavy metals thanks to their high vitamin C content.
Pectin rich fruits and vegetables: Pectin is a soluble fiber found in pears, green apples, citrus fruits, cabbage, beets, and carrots. Pectin has been found to increase heavy metal excretion.
Foods containing amino acids: Amino acids are considered natural chelating agents and can be found in corn, whole grains, spinach, carrots, turnips, plums, grapes, and pomegranates.