When it comes to cleansing your body of harmful toxins, food is the best medicine. You'll be amazed to learn that many of your favorite foods also cleanse the body's detoxification organs like the liver, intestines, kidneys, and skin, preventing harmful toxic buildup. Help ward off the harmful effects of pollution, food additives, second-hand smoke, and other toxins with delicious fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, and beans.
The kidneys act as a natural filtration system for the body, removing waste, toxins, and excess water from the blood. The kidneys even cleanse themselves when the body takes in enough fluid.
Kidney cleanses involve consuming specific foods and herbs that may help remove toxins from the body and promote better kidney health.
Below are foods you can eat to cleanse your kidneys:
Cranberry is one of the most popular herbal supplements in the U.S., and for good reason. The phytonutrients in cranberry keep harmful organisms from sticking to the lining of the urethra, promoting kidney and urinary tract health. They also are thought to keep stone-forming harmful organisms from sticking together and to kidney cells, which means they get purged from the body instead.
If you’ve been enjoying a few far too many cocktails over the past few weeks or if you’ve been binging on a weeks’ worth of rich, fatty meals, steamed globe artichoke leaves will get your body back to optimal function. Plus, artichokes are a great source of antioxidants and fiber to stimulate liver function and help the body digest and cleanse those fatty meals
Some people are addicted to their cup of tea whereas others use it as a medicine to treat headaches. Teas are helpful in cleansing kidneys as well. You can enjoy the goodness of a cup of tea and improve your kidney health at the same time. Some of the teas which can help you in kidney detox may include stinging nettle tea, dandelion tea, or burdock root tea. You can add these teas to your daily routine for kidney cleansing but do not overconsume.
Ever heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, it’s true! At least when it comes to our kidneys. Apples are one of the best foods for our kidneys because they contain pectin, “a soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol and glucose levels,” writes the National Kidney Foundation. Pectin may also be able to reduce any risk factors that could potentially damage the kidneys, like high blood pressure or cholesterol.
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