Chlorophyll-rich foods for detoxification
It is therefore all the more important to support our organism in its detoxification work. For even heavy metals can be bound and expelled by means of certain healing plants.
Chlorophyll-rich and sulfur-containing foods have proven to be effective detoxification recipes.
5 chlorophyllreiche Lebensmittel zum Entgiften
The following five green natural wonders can enrich your daily diet as well as be part of a professionally supervised detoxification and detoxification cure.
1. Wild garlic for detoxification
Already the ancient Romans, Gauls and Teutons swore to the healing powers of wild garlic (Allium ursinum).
Recent studies may also substantiate the detoxifying effect of this herbaceous plant. Similar to garlic, sulfur-active compounds are also found in the wild garlic, which initiate detoxifying processes in our body.
The sulfur compounds of the bear’s louse make it a natural detoxification initiative against toxins. Heavy metals are extracted from our organism by means of sulfur.
Moreover, the wild garlic neutralizes free radicals and protects against serious diseases such as cancer. The high iron content rejuvenates the organs, tissues, hormonal glands and cells by increasing blood and lymph circulation.
The contained magnesium is crucial for the function of more than 390 enzymes in our metabolism and supports the tissue structure. Further preventive active ingredients in the wild garlic are the antioxidant vitamin C and the antibiotic germ-killer Allicin. Use the wild garlic freshest in a salad, to not destroy the sensitive ingredients.
2. Chlorella alga for detoxification
The green freshwater alga chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) is, as its name suggests, the chlorophyll source per se.
As a regular superfood, it not only provides exceptional amounts of chlorophyll, but also antioxidative beta-carotene and numerous minerals and trace elements (mainly iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium).
The detoxification potential of chlorella algae is related to their 3-layered cell wall, which can absorb toxins.
As an active part of the chlorophyll, the so-called porphyrin ring supports the purification processes in our organism, in particular by discharging heavy metals such as mercury in bound form from the liver and the intestine.
Studies showed that the daily excretion of mercury via the urine during a chlorella cure is increased 20-fold. In such an expulsion therapy, 1.5 g of chlorella in the form of concentrated pellets are taken daily in the course of two to three months.
But the algae are also suitable for the regular detoxification and strengthening of the immune system. The combination of chlorella with coriander should be double effective!
3. Green leaf vegetables for detoxification
It is the chlorophyll, which gives green leaf vegetables its color. This “leaf green” allows the plants to convert sunlight into usable energy (carbohydrates), which is called photosynthesis.
Chlorophyll is equally amazing in our diet. For example, it promotes the discharge of heavy metals and environmental toxins, such as pesticides, but also aflatoxins (mold fungi), which are inevitably absorbed with the food.
Especially the liver, the kidneys and the digestive system are supported in the discharge of toxins.
As a useful side effect, the active chlorophyll acts antioxidant and anticarcinogen, which is a natural weapon against free radicals and cancer.
With the green power plants we can protect our immune system day by day, repel bacteria, counteract inflammation and stimulate healthy tissue growth.
Rejuvenating skills play chlorophyll in our cardiovascular system, where it stimulates the growth of new blood cells.
Chlorophyll has a deodorizing effect with bad breath and body odors.
Chlorophyll also helps in the absorption of iron.
Do not go back on the vegetable market and take green leaf vegetables to get what you can get. In salads, soups, pesto, vegetables and much more, you can change this daily with spinach, chard and green cabbage as well as with leaf salad, such as field salad and arugula.
The darker the green, the more chlorophyll, is the motto.
So do not be afraid of wild game and wild herbs like Löwenzahn, sorrel, watercress, nettle and portulak. Along with sweet fruits mixed to a delicious smoothie turn your self healing into the turbogang.
Many green leaf vegetables can also be found here: 50 green leaf vegetables
Even more chlorophyll provides the freshwater alga chlorella, which can easily be taken in the form of powder, capsules or pellets.
4. Green tea for detoxification
Cultures like Japan and China, where traditionally green tea is drunk, studies show a lower cancer rate than other cultures. All the more eagerly is science on the trail of the secret of this tea.
In contrast to black tea and oolong (a Chinese variety between black and green tea) the leaves of the Camellia sinensis used for green tea are not fermented so that the valuable polyphenols are preserved. Polyphenols are among the strongest antioxidants in the protection against cell-damaging free radicals. The high content of polyphenols is the reason for the detoxifying effect of green tea, which is why it is an integral part of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of various ailments.
The polyphenols in the green tea are called catechins and belong to the secondary flavonoids (flavonoids), which support the liver function and thus promote the discharge of toxins. Green tea is to stimulate the production of detoxification enzymes that neutralize carcinogenic substances and other toxins.
A study by the Cancer Research Center at the University of Arizona showed that green tea strengthens the immune system against carcinogenic toxins. In clinical trials, 42 catechins were administered to 42 test subjects, corresponding to the amount of up to 16 cups of green tea. The production of detoxifying enzymes (glutathione transferases) increased by up to 80 percent.
Research Director Dr. H.-H. Sherry Chow confirmed:
This is the first clinical study that shows that certain plants in green tea can increase the detoxification enzyme level in humans. Not only in cancer prevention, but also in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, the detoxifying properties of green tea seem to be effective.
A study by Newcastle University showed that green tea can bind toxic compounds that are responsible for alzheimertypical brain damage. Those who regularly drink green tea also protect themselves from heart disease and keep the blood glucose and cholesterol levels in check.
5. Coriander for detoxification
Herbs such as coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – the leaf, not the spice seeds often used for bread baking – have excellent detoxifying properties.
The healing power of this “Chinese parsley”, which is predominantly used as a spice in the Asian region, was first demonstrated by Indonesian patients who regularly ate coriander soup. Therapeutic use is intended to mobilize larger quantities of heavy metals and other poisons.
Even after dental restorations, coriander can be used as a support for the discharge of mercury released in the body (within the scope of a comprehensive mercury discharge program), which otherwise would become entangled in the nervous system and poorly perfused tissue and which would burden the organism in the long term.
This tincture is made from the young shoots of the coriander plant and contains the corresponding secondary plantings and essential oils.
The fresh herbs enrich salads and smoothies in a spicy and clean manner.
Also a freshly squeezed juice from carrots, apples and coriander leaves stimulates the detoxification and at the same time ensures exotic pleasure!
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