Two Recipes for Reducing Heavy Metal Toxicity

Here are two great recipes that help to reduce heavy metal toxicity in our systems. They both use a generous amount of cilantro, which has been shown to have chelating qualities, meaning that it binds to heavy metals in our blood and helps carry them out. Other ingredients are chosen for their antioxidant-rich qualities (helping reduce damage from heavy metals) and other benefits.

Cilantro Pineapple Mint Juice
This first recipe is a wonderfully refreshing juice that you can easily make in your blender. The result will surprise you.

1 whole pineapple, skinned and chopped (bromelain and vitamin C)
½ cup cilantro (chelation)
¼ cup peppermint leaves (menthol helps releive stress)
1 cup spring water
sugar or honey to taste (honey has B vitamins and iron)

Blend all ingredients in a blender until liquefied. If desired, you can strain before drinking.

Cilantro & Olive Chelating Spread
This savory spread can be used on bread, meats, or even as a dip for romaine lettuce or celery stalks. It’s rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, as well as the chelating qualities of cilantro.

3-4 cloves garlic minced (antioxidant)
1/3 cup brazil nuts (antioxidant, selenium)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (antioxidant, cystine)
1 cup pitted and drained green olives (vitamin E)
2 cups chopped, packed cilantro (chelating qualities)
¼ cup linseed/flaxseed oil (antioxidant, omega fatty acids)
¼ cup olive oil (vitamin E, omega fatty acids)
juice of one medium lime (vitamin C)
sea salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until chopped to a fine puree. Best if eaten at room temperature (in other words don’t cook it).

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2 Comments

  1. Are you aware that sunflowers, corn, soy, and other plants are being planted/used as “phytoremediators”, i.e., in order to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil?

    What is being done with these then toxic plants?
    What happens to the sunflower seeds, for example?
    How toxic are the seeds?
    Do you think they should be an ingredient in heavy metal detox recipes??

  2. I am not aware of any reports of exceptionally high amounts of heavy metals in sunflower seeds. I’ll look into that. In the meantime, you can swap out the seeds for some cranberries and get a tangy taste on the tongue.

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