Cilantro, also called coriander and Chinese parsley, is the go-to herb for heavy metal detoxification. Cilantro’s magic in detoxifying the brain lies in the living water in its stems and leaves. The brain is a magnet for mineral salts, and when it draws up these precious mineral salt compounds from cilantro, a surprise package is attached: phytochemicals that deliberately remove toxic heavy metals from the brain, freeing up neurons from toxic heavy metal oxidised residue, so that they can function at their best.
Cilantro is also very valuable for extracting heavy metals and other toxins from other body systems and organs, particularly the liver. In fact, it’s an amazing liver detoxifier in its own right.
|PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS||Vitamin K, Potassium, Vitamin C, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, B5, Folate|
|SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS||Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamins B1, B3, B6|
|NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES||
|PLANT FAMILY||Umbelliferae. Related to: Carrots, Celery, Parsnips, Fennel, Dill|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||0.52|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||3.67|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||2.8|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||90||27||30.0%|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||5000||6748||135.0%|
|Vitamin E, total||mg||15||2.5||16.7%|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||Âµg||120||310||258.3%|
The Recommended Dietary Amount (RDA) is based upon recommendations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Recommendations: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/fnic/interactiveDRI/. Using this link you can make your own calculations
Ware, M. (2014, August 30). “What are the health benefits of cilantro?.” Medical News Today. Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/277627.php.
USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/
Other information sources:
Online database of the World’s Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/index.php
Online nutrient breakdown of foods: http://nutritiondata.self.com/