What Should You Eat to Start Your Heavy Metal Detox

Some of the best healthy foods can help you eliminate harmful heavy metals from your body. Consider these foods to detox from heavy metals and remove them in the digestive process.

Foods for heavy metal detox

Starting Your Heavy Metal Detox - What to Eat?

Heavy metals are everywhere - the food we eat, the water we drink, cosmetics, medications, vaccinations, the air we breathe, pesticides, and non-organic foods.
We usually take tiny dosages of heavy metals daily, which accumulate in the body cells. These heavy metals can damage the DNA and cause the cell to become dysfunctional. This is why a natural heavy metal detox protocol is essential to prevent damaging the DNA and developing chronic diseases.

Everyone should therefore undergo a heavy metal detox at least a couple of times per year, using a scientifically tested natural heavy metal detox supplement that we will mention at the end of this article.

Several foods are good to add to your diet as these foods will help to eliminate these heavy metals from the body.

Many foods can help to eliminate heavy metals from the body. Here are a few important ones here, but there are many more.

Foods to Eat to Detox from Heavy Metals


Chlorella is an alga that is nutrient-rich and grows in fresh or saltwater. Chlorella is very effective at eliminating mercury and other heavy metals from the mesenchyme outside the cells but will not pull heavy metals from inside the cells. 


Cilantro or Coriander (Coriander sativum) will help to eliminate heavy metals from the body. 

Chop fresh coriander in a salad with olive oil and a dash of apple cider vinegar. AVOID taking cilantro tincture in liquid form, as research has shown that the tincture will pull back toxic metals back into the cell.

Wild Blueberries

Blueberries are rich in salicylates which is natural aspirin that is an anti-inflammatory. 

Blueberries also are high in antioxidants which help quench free radicals that are created by heavy metals. Wild blueberry extract is good for helping the brain’s lymphatic system. It inhibits a protein in the brain that blocks the brain’s detoxification pathways.

Lemon Juice

Freshly squeezed lemon juice in a glass of water will help to keep the body hydrated, which which faciliates the elimination of toxins from the body.
Lemons contain a powerful antioxidant that also helps protect your cells from free radical damage - namely vitamin C.

Research shows that lemon juice is beneficial in detoxing lead from the body in a short period.


Garlic and onions are rich in sulphydryl groups, which help the detoxification pathways of the liver, helping to eliminate arsenic and lead from the body. 

Garlic helps the liver to produce glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant and a critical antioxidant for detoxification.

Simply add plenty of garlic to your vegetables like cauliflower, or spaghetti squash, or add it to soups, sauces, and stews.


Beets contain vitamins like B3, B6, and C and minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron – all helpful in breaking down liver toxins.

A fibre component called betaine in beets promotes digestion to eliminate all harmful toxins from the body effectively.

Beetroot juice will help the liver to also increase the detoxifying enzyme, glutathione.

Add beets to your salads, with some olive oil and a pinch of sea salt, or some cider vinegar if you prefer.


Artichoke extracts from the leaves and roots are protective of the liver cells, as well as helping the liver regenerate.


Ginger is a well-known anti-inflammatory herb that can help fight off free radical damage in the body caused by heavy metals. 

Add freshly-grated ginger in your homemade apple, lemon, and ginger juice.


Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric that helps protect the body after mercury exposure when consumed regularly. Curcumin reduces damage to the liver and the kidneys caused by mercury while also increasing detoxifying liver enzymes such as glutathione levels.

Foods to avoid

Apart from adding these foods to your diet, avoiding foods that are toxic in heavy metals is essential to reduce our load.

These foods would include:

  • Rice is generally toxic to arsenic, with brown or organic rice containing twice the amount of arsenic as it is found in the bran. Avoid feeding babies rice formula too.
  • Large fish contain more mercury than small fish with examples being swordfish, tuna, shark and bluefin tuna.
  • Non-organic wines tend to be saturated with pesticide residues full of arsenic and other heavy metals from the grapes that are sprayed but not washed before being crushed.
  • Heavy metals will also be found in non-organic foods, again from pesticides, fungicides, and artificial fertilizers.

Heavy Metal Detox Protocol

Many people would like to detox from heavy metals but do not know where to begin.

There are so many "detox" products on the market promising to be “super” detox products, but they are not supported by science.

These products are likely to be a waste of money as they will not help to eliminate heavy metals from the body. 

Begin by looking for a natural heavy metal detox product that has been scientifically tested and shown to work effectively.

One such protocol is called Dr. Georgiou’s Heavy Metal Detox, named after its inventor.

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