5 delicious recipes that will help you with heavy metal detoxing
Living in an industrialized modern society has many benefits, but there are some health related drawbacks, such as: environmental heavy metal pollution, which can have horrific effects on human health. But, there is no need to panic because nature offers foods that are scientifically proven, to help you with heavy metal detoxing.
The best ingredients that will help with heavy metal detoxing, are: 1) Ginger, coriander and garlic 2) Pectin-rich fruits and vegetables 3) foods rich in amino acids and 4) Foods containing alpha lipoic acid
1) Ginger, coriander and garlic
Ginger is known to be a protective herb against heavy metal toxicity. This is was demonstrated in an animal- model study, which has found that ginger given orally to rats, who were also given heavy metals, affected the bioavailability, elimination and uptake of mercury, cadmium and lead, in a time-dependent way with highest beneficial reducing effect to Cd ( cadmium) followed by Hg (mercury) and least protection to Pb (lead) in the liver. Ginger has also been reported to reduced chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients, treat asthma and also aid in weight loss.
Garlic and coriander are both are widely used worldwide for flavouring, but their powers go beyond just being nice ingredients for cooking. They have the ability to help with heavy metal detoxing effectively. There are reports that both have been shown extremely efficient in not only protecting the liver, where heavy metals accumulate, but also helping the body to excrete heavy metals through urine and faeces. Garlic has also been shown to cut lung cancer risk significantly, while a garlic oil Component , called hydrogen sulfide may Protect and Treat the Heart.
So, bellow are two a delicious recipes that will help you with heavy metal detoxing.
1kg pack boneless skinless chicken thighs.
1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger.
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped.
1 tsp mild chilli powder.
15g pack fresh coriander, chopped.
juice of 1 lime.
2 tbsp sunflower oil.
2 medium onions. Onion
Slice each chicken thigh into 2 or 3 large chunks, then put in a bowl with the ginger, garlic, chilli powder, half the coriander, lime juice and 1 tbsp of the oil. Stir well, then cover and leave in the fridge to marinate until ready to cook. For the best flavour, do this in the morning or, better still, the night before.
Peel and quarter the onions, then very finely chop them in a food processor; for a curry you want the onion really fine. Heat the remaining oil in a wok or large frying pan, then add the onion and stir-fry for about 8 mins until soft. Stir in (1/2 tea spoon) of turmeric and cook for 1 min more, stirring well.
Tip in the chicken mixture with the marinade and cook over a high heat until the chicken changes colour. Pour in the coconut milk, add the chilli and stock, then cover and simmer for 20 mins until the chicken is tender. Stir in the remaining coriander, then serve with some rice.
Roasted garlic soup with Parmesan cheese ( Serves 4)
26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
2 1/4 cups sliced onions
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
18 garlic cloves, peeled
3 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350°F ( approx 175 C). Place 26 garlic cloves in small glass baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until garlic is golden brown and tender, about 45 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic between fingertips to release cloves. Transfer cloves to small bowl.
Roasted garlic soup with Parmesan cheese (method) Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and thyme and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add roasted garlic and 18 raw garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken stock; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add cream and bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.)
Divide grated cheese among 4 bowls and ladle soup over. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve.
2) Pectin-rich fruits and vegetables
Pectin is a soluble fiber present in fruits and vegetables, and is an extremely effective chelating agent. In a clinical trial, results of which were published in the Alternate Therapies in Health and Medicine journal in 2008, children with high levels of lead in their body were given pectin supplements. The researchers noted that pectin increased the amount of lead expelled through the urine by as much as 132 percent. Foods that are rich in pectin include pears, green apples, citrus fruits, cabbage, grapes, beets, and carrots. There are recent reports that pectin also may avoid and treat Typhoid fever.
Here is a delicious apple and pear crumble recipe that will help you with heavy metal detoxing
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups peeled and diced apples
2 cups peeled and diced pears
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds, or to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix oats, flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and butter together in a bowl until crumbly. Mix apples, pears, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a separate bowl; spread into the bottom of a 9x9-inch glass pan. Sprinkle oat mixture atop apple-pear mixture; top with almonds.
Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes
3) Foods rich in amino acids
Amino acids are natural chelating agents and, as such, are beneficial to anyone who has high levels of heavy metals in the body. Vegetarian sources of amino acids include, among others, the following: corn, whole grains, oatmeal, spinach, carrots, turnips, papayas, plums, grapes, and pomegranates.
Here is a delicious salad that will help you with heavy metal detoxing (Serves 2 people)
120 baby spinach leaves, washed and patted or spun dry
1/2 pomegrante's seeds
1/2 Mango cut into cubes
small handful of almonds, cut into slivers, skin on and untoasted
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
salt to taste
Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl and pour dressing over and toss to combine. You may not need all of the dressing depending on how heavily you like your salad dressed.
4) Foods containing alpha lipoic acid
Produced naturally in our body, alpha lipoic acid is found in small amounts in foods like peas, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, and rice bran. Alpha lipoic acid, experts believe, can cross the blood brain barrier and remove heavy metals present in the brain.
Here is a delicious broccoli and brussels sprout dish that will help you with heavy metal detoxing
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups broccoli florets
8 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 small tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic in hot butter until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir broccoli and Brussels sprouts into garlic; add tomato and remaining butter. Season with salt and red pepper flakes.
Stir Brussels sprouts mixture until well-combined, cover the skillet, and cook until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip sprouts and broccoli, cover the skillet again, and cook until browned on the other side, about 4 minutes