Exposure to heavy metals is, for the most part, harmful to your health, even when the exposure is temporary. Metals such as lead or mercury can accumulate in your body’s soft tissue, leading to poisoning. Symptoms of such poising vary, depending on the metal. Exposure to some of the harmful metals comes through food we eat. Specifically, some fish are known for high risk of having heavy metal deposits. To counter this adverse effect, you should also consume food with detoxifying characteristics.
- There are ways we can manage our intake of heavy metals by making better food choices and drinking clean water. An air purifier can also help.
- Consuming of heavy metal can cause poisoning and can be stored in the soft tissue.
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“There are also foods that can protect you from heavy metals. Include foods like cruciferous vegetables, fiber, phytates, probiotics, cilantro, and black sesame seeds to your diet or a heavy metal detox. These foods help eliminate heavy metals from the body.”