Sweet, refreshing and an amazing way to cleanse the body – this green juice detox recipe boasts phytonutrients to help balance the system, prevent disease and promote liver health with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and detoxing ingredients to help clear out heavy metals. Oh and it tastes delicious! Jake Mabanta, healthy chef and co-founder of Love Grace gourmet juice creations shared a yummy and healthy juice blend that can actually help your brain out (my words, not his). Before I give you the recipe, I want to take a moment to tell you more about the heavy metal detoxing benefits described above.
Why do heavy metals suck?
Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic are known neurotoxins. Neurotoxins disrupt nerve transmission and that pretty much controls your body’s entire communication system. So if you’ve suffered from chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, “brain fog,” numbness, burning or tingling sensations, poor memory, muscle spasms, and migrating pains, you may have been dealing with neurotoxicity.
Cheap and effective heavy metal detox
During his research on mercury deposits in the mouth, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura found that consumption of cilantro accelerated the excretion of heavy metal deposits from the body by acting as a chelating agent and he continued to find correlations of cilantro (AKA Chinese parsley) inhibiting early stages of malignant melanoma. Of course cilantro is just one component of a proper heavy metal detox. Check out the handy info my friend Amy Valpone of The Healthy Apple shared about her process.
Chelating, say what?
Chelating is a term used to describe a chemical reaction that occurs to aid in the removal of heavy metals. Chelating agents bind with the heavy metals, making them chemically inert and water soluble so they can be excreted without harm to the body.
Now combine the power of cilantro’s chelating properties with all the other delicious, health boosting, vitamin-rich ingredients found in this recipe and you have yourself one heck of a drink!
The Love Grace Sweet Cilantro Juice Recipe
5 leaves swiss chard
5 stalks celery
1 handful cilantro
1 medium cucumber
1 inch fresh peeled ginger
Directions: Run all ingredients through a quality home juicer and enjoy!
Leave a comment below and tell me if you liked the taste and could feel a positive effect after making this recipe. Or share one of your own favorite blends!