Spring is a time for renewal and revitalization. In other words, it’s the perfect season for a detox. And the good news is that with so many naturally detoxing superfoods available, it couldn’t be easier to give dangerous heavy metals the boot.
Here’s how they could give you a new lease of life this spring!
What are heavy metals?
Heavy metals are elements that have the potential to be immensely damaging to your health, even in small amounts. Metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, and a whole bunch of others, not only have no benefit to your health, they can cause a significant damage to it.
Heavy metals can enter the body in a number of ways. Farmed fish, contaminated water, and products used every day around the house can all introduce these heavy metals into our bloodstreams. Once there, they penetrate our cells and are stored for years at a time. Their ability to stay in the body for so long is the reason that they’re referred to as “heavy” metals. In other words, they’re hard to shift.
Heavy metals in the body can cause all kinds of symptoms, from fatigue and skin irritation to some far more serious, and even life-threatening issues.
While there is no way to avoid heavy metal exposure completely, there are ways to detoxify, and get rid of the metals that have become stored in your cells. Chlorella and Spirulina – two of the oldest life forms on earth – may be among the most effective detoxifying foods out there.
Spirulina and Chlorella
Spirulina and Chlorella are two of the oldest living things on the planet. These blue-green microalgae are millions of years old and may be responsible for creating the conditions that allowed the planet's early life forms to develop. And age isn’t the only thing that they’ve got going for them – they are also among the most nutrient-rich foods in the world.
While they’re similar in many ways, each superfood offers a number of distinct health benefits in its own right, which means that they are both well worth including as part of your regular diet. One thing they do have in common is their ability to detoxify your system, and get rid of all those nasty heavy metals. Here are just a few ways they can give your liver a helping hand:
- Spirulina is an effective cleansing agent – this means it can help to remove heavy metal toxins, and could even cleanse radioactive elements from the body.
- Chlorella can flush out toxins – the superfood has demonstrated it has the ability to dislodge unwelcome elements from their hiding places in your cells. On top of that, it also helps shift them completely by binding to toxic metals and ushering them out of the entire system.
- Rich in chlorophyll – the chlorophyll in Chlorella and Spirulina also aids heavy metal detoxification.
Spirulina and Chlorella are available as a powder or tablet, making them super easy to introduce into your diet. Just add the powder to a daily smoothie or juice – as it’s spring, why not try adding your favourite seasonal fruits too! You’ll feel refreshed and revitalised in no time.