An overload of toxins can jeopardize health from slight issues to life-threatening conditions ranging from bad breath and acne to depression and cancer. While many people choose to eat healthy, organic, whole foods, there still exist opportunities for harmful chemicals to seep into the body; everything from aluminum-containing deodorants to declining air quality are ways that people are exposed to potentially problematic health conditions.
Even some foods often considered healthy may not necessarily be, as Mike Adams demonstrated during his appearance on The Dr. Oz Show. For example, he noted that some rice protein powders, typically ones that are imported from Asia, contain high levels of lead, cadmium and even tungsten. Adams expressed that his concern comes from the fact that many people ingest all kinds of toxins day in and day out, and their accumulation over time is what can negatively impact health.
Of findings like lead and tungsten, Dr. Oz says that "metals do lots of things... they're good for us, but they're not supposed to be in our foods."
Turmeric One of the main ingredients in this popular spice is a phytochemical called curcumin, which has been found to help the liver detox and also decrease inflammation throughout the body.
Garlic Since ancient times, garlic has been used as a way to detox the body, removing toxins from the liver and kidneys. Garlic's natural substance alliin is broken down into allicin, which has healing properties that fight free radicals.
Dandelion Typically something that people frown upon when seeing it all over their lawns, dandelion leaves are actually safe for consumption and a good source of potassium and iron. Whether eaten in a salad or taken as an extract, it's known to help stimulate bile production and improve liver and overall health.
Greens Chlorophyll, which is what gives vegetation its green color, may have the ability to prevent cancer-causing chemicals from being absorbed in the body. Look for parsley, arugula, green beans and spinach, which are very good chlorophyll sources.