14 Remedies to Remove Heavy Metals from the Liver

Your body might be storing heavy metals if you drink tap water or eat food with pesticides. These can be harmful to your health.
14 Remedies to Remove Heavy Metals from the Liver
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Heavy metals. Why is it important to remove them from your body? Well, simply because they are toxins. That means they’re harmful elements that damage your cells and make you sick. Most of them usually accumulate in your liver and, over the long term, can cause serious health problems.

Therefore it’s important to know how you can adequately detoxify your liver in order to eliminate these heavy metals which are capable of damaging not only this organ, but also the brain, kidneys, intestines, and your immunological system. So then why not start putting these simple points of advice into practice today?

1. The importance of removing heavy metals from your body

Bottled water helps you avoid heavy metals

These heavy metals are classified as either organic or inorganic. The organic metals have their origin in certain medications. But be careful, as these harmful elements are also included in products such as alcohol and tobacco. These are habits you should avoid for the sake of your health and well-being.

And what are the heavy metals of inorganic origin? The so-called inorganic toxins are those that we consume through pollution and the foods we eat. Sometimes just working around chemicals or where heavy metals are handled can cause your health to suffer.

Sooner or later you end up suffering due to not correctly eliminating these built-up toxins from your body. And do you know where these heavy metals stay in the body? Usually in the liver. This is a health risk.

2. What are the heavy metals that commonly get into the body?

Pollution can lead to an accumulation of heavy metals

We are sure this is going to surprise you. Sometimes, despite your efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you still end up consuming a wide range of toxins. Urban contamination, the water you drink, or the chemicals found in many foods are common sources of these. Below we will give you a small list of these possible sources:

  • Arsenic: this is the substance most harmful to the body. Do you know where you frequently find it? In tap water. The problem originates with the use of pesticides and natural filtration. This is a serious problem. You might also come into contact with this metal when you work in an environment that has it.
  • Lead: this usually gets into your system by consuming things that come into contact with water pipes. Certain pesticides present in foods such as vegetables might also contribute to it.
  • Mercury: Do you know how mercury gets into your body? By means of contaminated fish and seafood.
  • Cadmium: cadmium is present in many agricultural fertilizers. Without realizing it, you may end up consuming this daily through fruits and vegetables that contain this harmful heavy metal. Although there is no need for excessive worry, since the amounts are usually very low, in the long term, they can be dangerous. That makes it important to know how to detox your body.

14 remedies to detox heavy metals from your liver

Certain juices might detox heavy metals

1. Begin each day by consuming garlic on an empty stomach. For this, simply take a washed and peeled garlic clove and separate it into three small pieces to eat along with a glass of water. Don’t worry about the strong smell. Later you can drink some lemon juice and the smell will disappear. You also have the option of xylitol gum to eliminate the odor of garlic from your mouth. No doubt about it, starting the day by eating garlic on an empty stomach is excellent for your health.

2. Dandelion: How about making a healthy dandelion tea after your lunch? This is one of the best plants to detoxify the body.

3. Artichoke water: you should use this remedy twice a week. The recipe requires that you cook two artichokes in a liter (4.2 cups) of water. When they get soft, remove the artichokes from the water. You can drink this throughout the day. It’s marvelous! As a suggestion, if you add a little lemon juice, it’ll become even more beneficial.

4. Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa): this is  also wonderful for detoxifying the body. Where do you find it? In natural or specialized food stores.

5. Chlorophyll: Chlorophyll can also easily be found in natural food stores. It’s an excellent natural resource to care for the liver.

6. Cilantro (Coriander): From now on, don’t forget to include a few cilantro leaves in your salads and soups. Why? Because they help care for the immune system.

7. Grapefruit and orange juice: this is an excellent combination of Vitamin C that also helps detox your body from within. You can drink this juice every morning. You’ll also love it.

8. Oatmeal: another excellent option for breakfast. Oatmeal is rich in zinc and selenium, two minerals that help care for your immune system.

9. Whole grain rice: another cereal that is also rich in zinc that will help care for your health. It’s also tasty and an excellent aid for detoxifying.

10. Peaches: this juicy, tasty and tempting fruit also contains a natural treasure trove of vitamins and minerals, which are perfect for keeping your health at a good level.

11. Broccoli: You must know that broccoli is one of the best vegetables for health. But it’s important to only buy organic broccoli, those that have been grown without the use of pesticides.

12. Raw spinach: spinach is also very rich in chlorophyll. If you eat it raw, you’ll benefit even more from its wonderful properties.

13. Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa): These are also delicious! Not only that, but they’re also rich in zinc and selenium. These are perfect for helping to eliminate heavy metals.

14. Onions: Have you eaten an onion today? Have you also added some to your salad? Remember they are rich in sulphur, a fabulous aid to neutralize heavy metals such as aluminum.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.