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Heavy metals in the body & the natural superfoods to combat them

What are Heavy Metals?

The most common metals tested for are lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Metals that are less commonly tested include copper, zinc, aluminum, and thallium. Heavy metals are found naturally in the environment, certain foods, medicines, and even in water. Heavy metals can get into your system in different ways.

Here are the 4 most common heavy metals in the body.

  • mercury

  • lead

  • cadmium

  • arsenic

Where and how?

Often times we are born with toxic heavy metals in our bodies

The exposure of high concentrated metals can be found in food, air, and water pollution, as well as medicine, food containers with improper coating, industrial exposure, and lead-based paint.

Things such as

  • Aluminum foil

  • insect cleaners

  • fish oils

  • toothpaste.

  • Cosmetics, including eyeliners, and lipsticks.

  • toothpaste whiteners

The current forms of life lead to a great extent that the body's own defenses are totally overwhelmed. This continuous overload of the body without adequate prevention leads to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and even cancer begin to manifest sooner or later.

Acute symptoms associated with these metals include:

Even plants have a way to detox from heavy metals, we shall support our immune system to do the same.

Foods to combat heavy metals - antioxidants

  • Cilantro

  • Garlic

  • Dark chocolate

  • Spirulina

  • Oats

  • Dry oregano,

  • Fuji apples with skin

  • Green tea

  • Blueberries

Antioxidants contain flavonoids that can detoxify heavy metals by acting as natural chelators. By binding to heavy metals, flavonoids form benign chelate complexes that prevent heavy metals from forming free radicals. Moreover, flavonoid-metal chelate complexes have higher antioxidant activity than flavonoids alone, meaning they can further reduce oxidative stress.

Signs you are being exposed to EMFs:

  • depression and depressive symptoms

  • tiredness and fatigue

  • dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation)

  • lack of concentration

  • changes in memory

  • dizziness

  • irritability

  • loss of appetite and weight loss

  • restlessness and anxiety

  • nausea

  • skin burning and tingling

  • changes in an electroencephalogram (which measures electrical activity in the brain)

Exposure to EMFs can affect your nervous system and can cause insomnia and trouble sleeping. In highly active places, there is a risk of cancer.

Take matters into your own hands and know what you are consuming, the harmful consequences of a certain technology can be harmful if not alarmed.

Written By Estefany Rodriguez


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