The human body is made up of different organs that work together to perform certain vital functions. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs which are located below the rib cage on each side of the spine. Their functions include, removal of waste products from the body, maintenance of body fluids, and releasing of hormones that regulate blood pressure.
These days, many people are suffering from kidney related problems such as kidney stones and chronic kidney disease. Hence, making it necessary to take good care of our kidneys, and one healthy way of doing that is by consuming foods that help to get rid of toxins from the kidneys. In this article, I will be showing you some natural drinks you should prepare at home and drink to help cleanse your kidneys.
1. Watermelon smoothie.
Watermelon is notable for its rich water content, and consuming it regularly has been proven to be beneficial for the kidney. They help to increase the production of urine without stressing the kidneys. Watermelon can be made into a natural drink by cutting and blending the flesh.
2. Pomegranate juice.
Pomegranate seeds contain antioxidants, which assist to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in those who are suffering from kidney problems. They also help to get rid of free radicals from the body. Pomegranate juice is extracted by blending the seeds.
3. Ginger tea.
This is one of the best drinks for the kidney. Those who are suffering from kidney related ailments are advised to consume ginger tea regularly because it helps to boost the flow of oxygenated blood towards the kidney.
4. Lemon juice.
Most of the substances we need to improve our health are within our reach. Lemon is a very popular fruit in Nigeria. They are said to be good for the kidneys because of their high citrate content (a compound which helps to prevent calcium buildup in the kidneys). Drinking lemon juice is one healthy way of cleansing the kidneys.
5. Cranberry juice.
This fruit is native to North America, and it does not grow in Nigeria, but you can purchase them in malls and supermarkets across the country. Information obtained from Healthline shows that cranberries contain phytonutrients known as A-type proanthocyanidins which improves the functions of the urinary tract and kidneys. Cranberry juice is a natural drink which is prepared by blending the fruits with water.
The presence of water in the body is necessary for urine formation, hence removing waste products from the kidney. Water is very much needed in the body, this is why you're being advised to drink it regularly.
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