Give your kidneys a helping hand with this detox tonic.
The word ‘detox’ often makes people think of grueling regimes that forgo eating.
This does not have to be true. Yes, out kidneys usually perform their regular task of filtering toxins from the body without help. But it certainly benefits to give them a helping hand once in a while.
Our kidneys come under stress from our lifestyles at every angle. The modern diet is full of fast food which puts strain on the kidneys. Smoking and drinking, even environmental pollution make the kidney’s work that little bit harder.
You might even be suffering from the ill effects of kidney problems without you realizing.
Some of the most common signs of kidney failure that go unnoticed are-
- High blood pressure
- Frequent urination
- Difficulties and pain when urinating
- Blood/protein in urine
- Swollen arms, legs and face
You can test your kidney function using a simple test, in addition to eating a healthy diet. A doctor will be able to perform a creatinine and Blood Urea Nitrogen test and as a result will be able to tell your how well your kidneys are performing.
To help them out every so often, it pays to have a good kidney detox recipe in your possession. If you have been overindulging and feel that your body needs a rest, this recipe is for you.
Kidney detox recipe
This recipe is full of ingredients that help your kidneys out.
Cranberry juice is used to help those suffering from urinary tract diseases, furthermore they help to flush toxins from the kidneys.
Grapes are great for the kidneys as they are full of antioxidants.
Lemons help the kidneys due to their high acid content, which prevents kidney stones from forming.
Turmeric helps fight inflammation in the body, which is beneficial to an overworked kidney, which can become inflamed.
And finally, ginger is important as it improves blood flow and stimulates the elimination of toxins from the blood stream.
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup grape juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
Pour the grape and cranberry juice in a jar, and add the lemon juice, ginger, and turmeric. Stir well, and leave it aside for half an hour for the ingredients to get infused together.
Then, strain the juice, and drink it every day. Its regular consumption will cleanse the kidneys and thus restore the optimal function of the kidneys.