Chelation is the process your body uses to remove metal-based contaminants (such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, and mercury) via the bloodstream; then the metals are excreted in your urine. The levels of pollution in the air you breathe and the food you eat are astounding. Many people claim these toxins are killing us via increased illness, cancers, and neurological damage. And if the toxins build up in your body – it is very likely you will experience some ill effects at one point or another in your life. However, those toxins don't build up if your body is properly performing chelation. It sounds very complex but, in reality, is made simple because many of the foods you eat (or should be eating) will perform the task for you without your even thinking about it.
This is the largest case against junk food. Processed foods can fill you up and the refined sugars can make you feel good and temporarily energize you, but these foods don't have what it takes to encourage chelation in your body. The more you fill up on tasty junk food, the more overburdened your body will be with the buildup of toxins. Naturalnews.com recently wrote an article identifying foods that will bring about chelation; it included many of the fresh fruits and vegetables you are already eating.
Pectin occurs naturally in lots of fruits and vegetables and has been found to chelate heavy metals and other toxins from your body. Good sources of natural pectin include apples, grapes, beets, carrots, bananas, cabbage, and the pith (that icky white part) of citrus fruits.
Cilantro (and the coriander seed it produces) not only perform normal chelation functions but are said to cross the blood-brain barrier and remove metals from the brain. This could be very important to potential Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s sufferers as experts continue to research the link between increased metals in the brain and these two diseases. Right now experts only state there is some type of protein-metal interaction that takes place to keep us free of these diseases and the jury is still out regarding what is genetic and what is environmental. There is no proof that eating cilantro or avoiding d soda pop packaged in aluminum containers will stave off either disease – but isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?
Cruciferous Vegetables contain antioxidants that increase the production of detoxifying enzymes in your body. These vegetables include staples such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli.
Sulfer Rich Foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onion, garlic, and brussels sprouts work to also remove heavy metals from your body.
Amino Acids are also natural chelating agents. Your body makes 10 of the 20 needed essential amino acids naturally but you must use combinations of food to obtain the other 10. Proteins not only catalyze all (or most) of the reactions in living cells, they control virtually all cellular processes. And, again, it is the interaction of proteins and metals in the brain that are the focus of research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Amino acids can be obtained by eating meats, dairy products, and/or a rich variety of plants. Unfortunately our food supply has been inundated with toxins as the food producers work to meet the demands of a burgeoning population. Farm Bred and Atlantic salmon are laden with toxins including mercury and it was recently announced that chicken contains inorganic levels of arsenic because of a drug farmers use “for weight gain, feed efficiency and improved pigmentation” as well as controlling disease in chickens and possibly other poultry. Use of the drug, 3-Nitro, is in the process of being phased out but, still, what are we feeding our families?
With this new knowledge, you can see how the Satan Diet is bringing you benefit while helping you lose weight. It eliminates all of the processed foods your body is used to enjoying without getting the benefits of chelation in return. It provides you food choices that will encourage your body to use chelation to get rid of excess heavy metals your body has accumulated. And it ensures you obtain enough nutrients to provide you with those important amino acids. In short, the Satan Diet combines weight loss with a natural detox program so you feel better, look better, aren’t hungry, and can lose weight.
If you want to boost the benefits of your diet, you can purchase organically grown food during your diet week. This helps because you are actually aiding the chelation process by not adding any extra metals via the pesticides, gases, and growth chemicals used on our food supplies.