Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, we're sharing a Beauty Water recipe to help you healthfully pre-game your pre-game (or simply support your day-after detox). How, you ask? This powerhouse elixir contains both cilantro – known for helping the body reduce the amount of mercury, lead, and aluminum (aka heavy metals) it contains – and celery, which helps support the liver and protect the kidneys. Win-win!
Cilantro Mercury Detox
1 cup torn cilantro
1/2 cup parsley
1 (1-inch) piece ginger root, thinly sliced
1 cup celery, roughly chopped
Juice and rind of 1/4 lemon
4 cups water
Quart-size jar with airtight lid
In a quart-size jar, layer all the ingredients starting with the cilantro, then fill the jar with the water.
Seal the jar and let sit in the refrigerator anywhere from 3 to 24 hours before serving.
When ready to serve, pour the liquid into a glass, leaving the solid ingredients in the jar.