Heavy Metal Protection: Cilantro

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Heavy Metal Protection: Cilantro

Coriandrum sativum

Cilantro, also called Coriander, is a nutrient-rich plant that has many health benefits. Research studies have shown that Cilantro helps control blood sugar regulation by stimulating the body to release insulin. It also helps lower bad cholesterol in the body, has antimicrobial properties, and serves as an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical damage.

In animal studies, it was even shown to protect cells against heavy metal damage and absorption. It is an excellent overall tonic for the free radical damage that can be caused by GM Foods. To add more Cilantro to your diet, try adding it to salsa, salads, soups, marinades, and creamy dips. The volatile oils in Cilantro are an important part of its healing properties, so make sure to use fresh leaves rather than dried herbs. If you have trouble using an entire bunch, you can freeze cilantro drizzled with olive oil in ice cube trays for future cooking.