RECIPE: Simple Daily Detox Juice

Heidi Zappone

Posted on February 07 2018

RINSE THOROUGHLY AND JUICE:

  • 2 ORGANIC CELERY STALKS
  • 3-4 ORGANIC LACINTO KALE LEAVES OR 1 CUP PRE-WASHED ORGANIC BABY KALE
  • 1 CUP ORGANIC CILANTRO (or PARSLEY)
  • 1 ORGANIC LIME - PEELED
  • 1 ORGANIC GREEN APPLE

 

Don’t let simple be confused with less powerful. The ingredients in this recipe were chosen specifically to work synergistically in a gentle, yet effective way to help purify the blood and body. This juice is quick and easy, and is loaded with detox-necessary minerals and phytonutrients.

Cilantro is a well-known chelator -  meaning that it has the ability to attract and bind toxic heavy metals that are normally very difficult to remove from the body. Some heavy metals are stored deep in tissues such as the brain (Mercury, Aluminum, Arsenic),  bones (Lead), or kidneys (Cadmium) where they continue to do damage as long as they are present.

QUICK TIPS:

  • This is a great juice to make following consuming ANY seafood as most seafood now is vulnerable to significant heavy metal contamination.
  • Pesticides in any form almost always increase body burden of heavy metals either by contamination or increasing absorption. (1) Pesticides / herbicides are highly concentrated in genetically modified (GMO) foods as well as most conventional grains (2) and all conventionally raised (not organic) animal products.
  • It’s important to stay hydrated and add extra fiber any time we engage in purification / cleansing of the body. Toxins need carriers (water) and binders (fiber) to help carry them through delicate tissues and prevent re-circulation back to the body. 

 

A good rule of thumb for hydration when cleansing is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces per day of water. Ex. A 100 lb. person would drink at least 50 ounces of water / day.

DID YOU KNOW?

Herbicides such as Monsanto’s Glyphosate (Round-up) are now used as a desiccant – meaning grains (and some beans) are soaked (not just sprayed) in herbicide before harvest in an effort to dry crops more quickly and evenly, harvest sooner and to transport less expensively.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15091407
  2. https://www.ecowatch.com/why-is-glyphosate-sprayed-on-crops-right-before-harvest-1882187755.html