Thursday, September 20, 2012

Heavy Metal Detox Pesto

The change of seasons is a perfect time for a detox. If you consequently follow the alkalizing raw food diet, you probably do not suffer from toxic overload. But although we can carefully chose our food, we do not always have the same power over the environment we are living in. Heavy metals may accumulate in our bodies and impede the normal function of liver and kidneys. Therefore, a detox therapy is recommended even for the most careful of us.

The easiest and least harmful way to detoxify heavy metals from the body is to use cilantro. Cilantro (coriander) has detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids, and active phenolic compounds, cilantro has been used for ages to prevent indigestion and other digestive disorders. Most recent studies have confirmed this healing potential.

Cilantro contains compounds that help alleviate inflammation and eradicate harmful microbes in the body. It also has antiseptic properties. To my knowledge, cilantro is the only herb that can chelate heavy metals from the brain tissue.

Use fresh cilantro on regular basis. Add this aromatic herb to your green smoothies and juices; use it in your salads and salad dressings.

In radiant health - passionately raw! - Dominique

This recipe will not only make your raw dishes taste great, it will help your body get rid of heavy metals. To understand why, please click here

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (selenium source) or macadamia nuts
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (cysteine source)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnesium sources)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 2/3 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (Vitamin C source) 
  • Pinch of sea salt and
  • 1/2 tsp dulse flakes to flavor

  • Soak the seeds and nuts overnight to release the enzyme inhibitors. 
  • Process the parsley, cilantro coriander in a blender until the herbs are well chopped. 
  • Add olive oil and blend some more.
  • Add the garlic, nuts, and seeds, salt, dulse and lemon juice and blend until the mixture is  blended into a fine, smooth paste.
  • Enjoy on raw zucchini pasta or as a dip!
Store your detox pesto in a dark glass jar. It freezes well. You can make a large batch and keep it frozen in small portions.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Chemical and Heavy Metal Cleansing with Zeotrex

Recipe source here


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