Aug 11, 2011 | By Owen Bond
Radiation exposure originates from many sources, not just the fallout from nuclear weapons or power plants. Other sources of radiation include X-rays, microwaves, power lines, cell phones and computer monitors. Radioactive isotopes from nuclear fallout, such as strontium-90, can remain in the body for years, damaging the DNA within cells and causing mutations. Electro-magnetic radiation from electronic devices passes through the body, causing immediate DNA damage and the formation of harmful free radicals. Some foods contain nutrients that naturally eliminate isotopes and free radicals from the body.
Pectin is a structural polysaccharide found in the cell walls of plants and fruits. According to “”Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs and Vitamins,”" pectin has the ability to bind radioactive residues and remove them from the body. Pectin acts as a natural chelating agent, which is a compound that has an affinity for other molecules. Chelating agents bind to other compounds, dragging them out of tissues or the bloodstream, so they can be removed from the body in urine or feces. Apples, especially the skin, are high in pectin, as are guavas, plums, gooseberries, oranges and other citrus fruits. Organic fruits with less pesticide or fertilizer contamination are the best choice, although pectin powder can be taken as a supplement.
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