Coriander or Chinese parsley can have natural chelating properties, useful for detoxifying heavy metals.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Il coriander o Chinese parsley is a spice native to southern Europe and the Middle East, present in Mediterranean culture since the times of the ancient Egyptians. Characterized by a smell reminiscent of green bedbugs (its name derives in fact from the Greek words korios, bedbug, and ander, similar), coriander can have properties of natural chelator, useful for purifying heavy metals.
Over the years, the use of coriander in the Western culinary environment has unfortunately less and less, however the spice has been rediscovered by the herbal sector, which recognizes its phytotherapeutic properties considered beneficial for our body, especially the detox ones. (Coriander, the forgotten herb that helps cleanse heavy metals)
The role of cilantro in detoxification of heavy metals
Heavy metals can enter our bloodstream in various ways, such as by consuming farmed fish, tattoos, dental fillings, or even through household products or environmental pollutants. Heavy metals such as mercury, nickel, uranium, cadmium, lead e aluminum they build up in our central nervous system or in our bones over the years and can cause both mental and physical fatigue. They could then lead to the development of dangerous conditions such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, thyroid problems, anemia or infertility.
The most used solution to remove heavy metals from our body is the chelation therapy, where chelating agents remove toxins through excretion in the urine. A study by the Heart Disease Foundation managed to prove the detoxifying capacity coriander, underlining its role as a protector of the organism from oxidative stress induced by lead and other heavy metals.
Benefits of cilantro
enhance the effectiveness of coriander, it is good to combine it with another natural chelating agent in order to avoid the re-intoxication process by absorbing toxins in the intestinal tract, such aschlorella seaweed, a kind of green alga that together with coriander acts as a perfect tool for detoxifying the body. Coriander and chlorella algae must be taken 3 times a day for up to 3 months. According to various studies, the combination of these two chelating agents can remove on average 87% of lead, 91% of mercury and 74% of aluminum from the body within 45 days. Before taking extracts of chlorella algae, however, it is good to consult with your doctor.
Coriander then also has other benefits, as:
- the increase in HDL cholesterol ("good cholesterol") and the decrease in LDL ("bad cholesterol");
- antibacterial properties;
- counteracts anemia;
- anti-inflammatory properties;
- relieves hormonal changes during menopause and menstruation;
- reduces nausea;
- improves liver health.
The detox from heavy metals can then also lead to a improved mental performance, give more energy to our body, improve skin health e improve digestive function.
Fresh cilantro can be easily added into our diet, for example through coriander infusions, coriander pesto o coriander and avocado cream.
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