Keeping your kidneys healthy is just as important as having a healthy digestive system. Since the kidneys help eliminate toxins from the body, improper kidney function can lead to disease or infection. Once the kidneys are compromised, you may experience some negative side effects in the rest of your body.
The kidneys are two fist-sized organs in your body located on either side of your spine in the middle of your back. They are responsible for filtering your blood and removing water and waste that become urine. Kidneys also make an active form of vitamin D for bone health, as well as a chemical that promotes red blood cell production.
One of the best things you can do to help keep your kidneys healthy is to keep your blood pressure in check. You can do this by cutting salt out of your diet. If you must use salt, use Himalayan or sea salt, or you can use dulse, which is a salt alternative. You can also eat alkaline foods to establish a neutral pH level in the body. The best foods to eat include leafy green vegetables, raw apple cider vinegar, berries, peaches, or root vegetables like beets and turnips.
To cleanse your kidneys in one week, we have three juicing recipes (below) that are amazing for kidney health. In addition to consuming these juices, it is important to avoid salt, meat, meat products, fast food, dairy products, caffeine, and refined sugars because these foods put too much stress on the kidneys. For the juicing recipes below, put all the ingredients in the juicer and then enjoy! Drink at least one or two of these juices a day.
Recipe #1: Carrot Ginger Zinger
- 7 carrots
- 1 apple
- 1 red bell pepper
- 3 inches of ginger root, peeld
- 1 lemon
Recipe #2: Ginger Apple Beet
- 2 beets, peeled
- 2 apples
- 3 inches of ginger root, peeled
- 1 lemon
Recipe #3: Burdock Juice
- 5-6 inches burdock root
- 5 celery stalks
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 lemon