Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
With Aqua Veggies Organic Dulse
Supercharge your life by incorporating this delicious smoothie to your daily routine! There are five specific ingredients in this recipe that are perfectly designed to purge heavy metals that accumulate in your organs. They work in synergy to eliminate common toxins such as mercury, aluminum, lead, copper, cadmium and nickel. These heavy metals are very common in everyday life such as aluminum cans, metal cookware, aluminum foil, and even from the foods we eat and medications we take.
So why is it important to detox our bodies from heavy metals? Because they are virtually everywhere, most of us have been exposed to them daily and have been carrying them around our whole lives, buried deep in our tissues. Over time these toxic heavy metals oxidize and can inflict a lot of damage to our tissues and organs such as brain, digestive system, and liver.
Because they are a form of neurotoxin, these heavy metals act as a poison and can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially the brain) causing issues such as brain fog, memory loss, fatigue and even depression. Your digestive system can also be greatly affected by these heavy metals. They promote inflammation and release poisons into our gut that can cause an overgrowth of bad bacteria and yeast. As a result, we can experience common IBS symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation which in turn will lead to a nutrient deficiency.
Not bad enough? Heavy metals serve as a source of food for viruses, parasites, and other pathogens, placing a huge strain on our immune system exposing us to a variety of illnesses. Heavy metal exposure can also produce a variety of symptoms that are often attributed to other causes. Therefore, for those experiencing fatigue, anxiety, aches and pains, heavy metals can actually be to blame!
Since toxic heavy metals are virtually unavoidable, this imperative that we get them out of our bodies before they can wreak havoc on our health, well being and immunity. This is where the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie comes into play; it’s an easy and delicious way to help remove these toxins! This is the team of all-star foods that you should consume often, preferably daily.
- Organic Atlantic dulse: All seaweeds are extremely nutritious but unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes deep into hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out and binding mercury to it, never releasing it until actually leaving the body. In addition to mercury, this incredible seaweed also binds to aluminum, lead, copper, cadmium, and nickel. How much? Eat two tablespoons of flakes daily. Or if you prefer whole leaf dulse instead, the comparable amount to consume is 6 grams.
- Please note: As it comes from the ocean, dulse itself has a small amount of naturally occurring mercury, however, no worries! Atlantic sea dulse will absolutely not release any mercury into the body. Remember, it holds on to the mercury and even grabs other metals along the way and drives them out as well. Atlantic dulse is a critical, superstar of the all-star team as it gets us to the finish line (i.e., our colon), waiting for the other foods that have been grabbing on to heavy metals along the way. Think of Atlantic dulse as an emergency backup, helping ensure that all the heavy metals that made it as far as the colon, actually leave the body.
- Spirulina: This is an edible blue-green algae that draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks up heavy metals that gets extracted by barley grass juice extract powder. Use 2 teaspoons daily.
- Barley grass juice powder: The job of barley grass is to prepare the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. This nutritious grass has the ability to draw the heavy metals out of your spleen, pancreas, thyroid, reproductive system and intestinal tract. Use 1-2 teaspoons daily.
- Cilantro: Cilantro has the ability to go deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals that has been building up for years (so it’s perfect to help get rid of that mercury inheritance you’re carrying around!). One cup will do the trick.
- Wild blueberries: Wild blueberries possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. They help to draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue, while healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when heavy metals are removed. They also have potent antioxidants that can help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metal removal. It’s important to note that while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries. Eat at least one cup daily.
Now that you know how the all-star team works together in synergy to remove these toxins, here is the recipe… Enjoy daily!
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups wild blueberries
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 small handful of Atlantic Dulse (2 Tablespoons Aqua Veggies Organic Dulse Flakes)
- Optional: water or coconut water or fresh orange juice to blend
In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add up to 1 cup of water. Enjoy!
Original recipe credit to Medical Medium, Anthony William
Aqua Veggies is in no way intending to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice.