CILANTRO TO DETOXIFY With the increasing number of toxins found in our food, water and air it is becoming more and more important to choose carefully what we eat. Along with decreasing the amount of toxins we ingest by buying organically, we can choose foods that will help our livers eliminate the toxins we are exposed to. A great detoxifier is cilantro or Chinese parsley. Cilantro has been found to remove heavy metals from the human body, even mercury. Cilantro is a classic ingredient in many salsas, but can also be added to salads, soups and stews.

For more information (and a great chili lime grilled chicken recipe), see: Cilantro

For a collection of recipes that include cilantro see: Recipes

For my favorite black bean recipe featuring lots of cilantro, e-mail me and I will send it to you. Its a crock pot recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to throw together in the morning (or the night before and stash in the fried until morning) and you have a tasty healthy dinner waiting when you get home from work.