Lose Weight With These Detoxing Agents
When most people think of getting healthy and fit, they think of losing weight and improving their stamina. But not many people think of another essential part of their health: heavy metal detox. In fact, removing toxic metals can help you meet your weight loss goals — heavy metals can cause weight gain.
Heavy metals work their way into your body through your cleaning supplies, food, and even the air you breathe. These metals can then cause bigger health problems like diabetes and depression. It doesn’t help that once heavy metals get into your body they are pretty tough to get out.
10 Things To Add To Your Heavy Metal Detox
1. Drink More Purified Water
Drinking more water for a heavy metal detox is a double-edged sword. On one hand, water is a natural detox for the body, helping to remove toxins and waste. On the other hand, the water itself is often contaminated with heavy metals. To combat this, drink more purified water. Scientists also found that adding fruit peels to water, like banana and lime, are helpful in a heavy metal detox.
2. Eat More Omega-3 Fats
Omega-3 fats help in a heavy metal detox. According to physician and best-selling author, Dr. Mark Hyman, you can “use healthy fats (omega-3 fats, olive oil, and flax oil) [and] amino acids to boost your liver’s detoxification capacity.”
Fish is one the best known sources of these fats. However, fish is also a well-known carrier of heavy metals. The simple way around this is to be more particular about the kind of fish you eat. Your best options are fresh, wild caught salmon, shrimp, and anchovies. If you’d rather not chance seafood at all, then supplements, like cod liver oil, are your best bet.
3. Include More Glutathione In Your Diet
8. Add More Chlorophyll To The Diet
Yes, you read that right. We mean the substance that gives leaves and vegetables their awesome green color. Of course, the easiest way to include more chlorophyll in your diet is to eat more leafy greens. However, some people may opt for supplements.
Whatever method you choose, chlorophyll works the same. According to the founder and CEO of Global Healing Center, Dr. Edward, it binds with toxins and makes it difficult for our bodies to absorb them. It doesn’t hurt that chlorophyll also helps us control cravings and fight cancer.
9. Eat More Cilantro
Dr. Edward also recommends eating more cilantro — a favorite in tacos, salads, pasta, and even pizza. Needless to say, this will probably be the easiest heavy metal detox for your daily life.
So how does it work? Same as most other great detox agents. It binds to the toxins and loosens them from the tissues in our bodies. The toxins are then emptied from the body through urine.
10. Replace Metal Fillings with Resin
Of all our recommendations, we saved the most unsavory for last. Isn’t it funny how many adults are still terrified of going to the dentist? But what we’re about to tell you will probably have you booking an appointment first thing tomorrow.
If you have the old school “silver filling” made from amalgam, then your fillings are 50 percent mercury. The dangers of amalgam fillings have led countries like Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to ban their use. Several states in America have also enacted laws to the same effect.
If you cannot replace your fillings, then the next time you need one, ask for a resin filling instead. It’s safer and looks a whole lot better.
Heavy metals can be stubborn pollutants to remove from our bodies. But with these ten easy tips, you’ll be well on your way to a happier and healthier you.