05/12/2011 by Farmer K's Kitchen
I have heard of many weird and wonderful ways to improve your health, but I was a little stumped when I heard about eating charcoal as a way to detox your body!
Of course, it is not your every day charcoal that you pick out of your campfire, but clean ‘activated’ charcoal. Activated charcoal is commonly used in emergency treatment for specific kinds of poisonings and drug overdoses to keep the poison from being absorbed from the stomach into the body. Charcoal is also used to cure gas/flatulence and help an upset stomach. A tiny amount of charcoal can adhere to a large number of molecules, ions, and atoms and absorb poison quickly.
Eating charcoal desserts has become quite popular in Japan also. Check out this charcoal take on a cream roll:
You can buy charcoal tablets at the chemist, which is made from plant-based charcoal…not the industry toxic stuff!
Here is a video about the benefits that charcoal can have for our health -