Everyone wants to be healthier and most of us are constantly on the lookout for small and convenient ways to be a little bit healthier everyday. You are probably well aware of the term ‘detox’, which means cleansing the body of toxins and other harmful substances, but if you have written it off as something that can only be done by living off just fruits and vegetables then you would be very wrong!
There are a variety of herbs that offer potent detoxing properties and can be included in your daily diet by simply sprinkling them over your meals everyday or even throwing some into the blender when making a smoothie, what could be simpler!
Packed with vitamins A, beta-carotene, C as well as Vitamin K, this powerful herb specifically targets the adrenals and has a powerful therapeutic effect on the brain and nervous system, making this a good herb for treating anxiety issues too. Parsley was traditionally used for inflammation and congestion of the kidneys and bladder, urine retention, gravel and stones. This natural diuretic remedy can be consumed as a tea to help people suffering from arthritis as it reduces stiffness and relieves pain due to inflammation. This wonderful herb can also expel watery poisons, gas, mucus and can even reduce swollen glands.
Certain metals such as mercury and lead can build up in our system and be very harmful. Cilantro is one of the few herbs that has been touted as a heavy metal detox agent, making this herb one of the most important herbs to include in our daily diet. Jam-packed with a vast array of phytonutrients and antioxidants as well as vitamins A, C, K and traces of the B vitamins, this herb has many potent benefits including anti-cancer, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties just to name a few.
These powerful herbs are even more potent when combined. Add a handful of each to a warm meal like your favourite lasagna for some delicious flavour or add both herbs to a delicious smoothie for a powerful detox kick! As always, remember to buy organic to avoid harmful chemicals.
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