Your kidneys are one of the major detoxification organs in your body. Every day they process about 200 quarts of blood to filter out about 2 quarts of waste and extra water, which is excreted through the urine. If the kidney is unable to do it’s job of filtering the blood from the waste products of food and tissues, these toxins would build up and destroy the healthy cells and tissues. As well as filtering the blood of waste products, the kidneys also release three important hormones. These hormones have very important functions. Erythropoitin stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells, Rennin, regulates blood pressure and Calcitriol helps maintain calcium for good bone health and normal chemical balance in the body. Because of these important functions it is important to keep the kidneys as clean as possible with optimum function.
Mucus can be a big problem for the kidneys as it can clog the filtering system. Mucus occurs because of a response to allergies and the ingestion of substances that are not beneficial to our bodies such as junk food, too much sugar, medications, and food that is either too hot or too cold. The good news is the kidneys respond very well to specific foods and juices.
The kidneys love:
- Black Currents
- Dandelion Greens
- Bell Peppers
- Red Grapes
- Olive Oil
- Seaweed, Kelp
Simple Kidney Cleansing Food Diet.
To cleanse and support the kidneys, drink at least 6-8oz glasses of plain water daily. At every meal eat some of the above foods that will either cleanse or support the kidneys, examples;
A large glass of water 30 minutes before meals.
A vegetable omelet with a side of berries
Fish, with salad and lots of greens and chopped vegetables.
Protein with Cauliflower, or Asparagus, Cabbage, Onions and Bell Peppers etc. Also include a salad.
Sprinkle parsley on salad and baked potatoes. Drink teas such as Parsley tea, Dandelion tea, Raspberry tea and Corn Silk tea as these are highly beneficial. Dilute plain Cranberry Juice – 1 ounce of Juice to 6 ounces of water is a good mix. Seaweed in vegetable soup is excellent as well as onions and garlic. Olives are excellent snacks. Taking care of your kidneys now as this will be most beneficial in your quality of life.
Let your foods be your medicine and your medicine be your food.
(Quote Ben Franklin).
Angela Burr-Madsen TNP