hello-cilantro-goodbye-heavy-metalsExposure to heavy metals cannot be escaped.  They are everywhere:  in the foods we eat, in the air we breathe, and even in the consumable products with which we interact.  They only way to reduce the amount of heavy metals in your body is to continually get rid of them.


Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:

Heavy metals are everywhere.  We are continually exposed to heavy metals simply in virtue of living with them.  From mercury thermometers to lead-based paints, heavy metals are used to make common items that are used each day by thousands of people worldwide.  Often, medical scholars issue warnings about these harmful products only after immense research indicates that they are dangerous.


Assure a Smile has found two fantastic recipes that feature cilantro, a powerful herb known to flush the body of toxins.  By incorporating cilantro in your diet, you can ensure that you consistently flush your body and take great steps towards long-term vitality.


Cilantro Pesto Sauce (i)

This delectable sauce is perfect for grilled chicken breast, broiled fish, and pasta entrees.  It has an olive oil base, so you can rest assured you are also getting a good amount of healthy unsaturated fat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (almonds and walnuts work very well)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and mix thoroughly.  That’s it!  Apply to chicken, fish, or pasta and enjoy.


Cilantro Vinaigarette (ii)

This dressing will be the perfect addition to any spring mix or spinach salad.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Place garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle; grind until forming a paste with the garlic and salt.  Add mustard and again grind until mixed well.  Whisk the paste in the extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.  Finally, mix in the fresh cilantro.


Assure a Smile invites you to read more about Heavy Metal Detoxification on our blog.  You may find additional information on our Holistic Dentistry page.


(i) recipe courtesy of:  http://www.justcleansing.com/heavy-metal-cleanse.htm

(ii) recipe courtesy of:  http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/1389/cilantro-vinaigrette.html

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