Since your kidneys are responsible for eliminating toxins and waste from your blood, they are continuously exposed and at a risk of being damaged themselves. Imagine that you have a filter which is continuously trying to remove the waste from a liquid; at some point, it will have to be cleaned up, or else it will risk clogging. The same thing goes for your kidneys; while it does its best to eliminate anything they see as an excess or waste that can harm your body (good guy kidney), they will also need some external help to keep them in tip-top shape.
The Inner Cleaner
Legend (and science) says that about 200L of blood passes through your kidneys every day in order to be purified. They work about 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can stay healthy, and it is crucial that you keep them working perfectly. If your kidneys become unable to filter and remove the waste, you risk the apparition of kidney stones, high blood pressure, gum disease, anemia, insomnia and even fractures.
To ensure that your kidneys are ‘pretty in pink,’ you need to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle. You need to have some appropriate eating habits, as well as include regular exercising in your life. You will also have to cut back on your sodium intake, but also get rid of vices such as excessive alcohol consumption and smoking.
The ‘8 glasses of water a day’ rule is also not to be taken lightly. In order for the kidneys to do their job more effectively, you need to drink between 8 and 12 glasses of water every day. Combining it with other ingredients can also give your kidneys a boost, as long as you pick the right ones.
The Miracle Smoothie
In many of the cases, ‘tasty’ is not always the equivalent for ‘healthy.’ You either pick taste over health or health over taste. Well, in this case, you can experience both an amazing taste and a health boost on a hot day. Here’s what you will need to make this incredible smoothie recipe:
- 1 kiwi
- 1 banana (medium-sized)
- ½ cup of crushed almonds
- ½ lemon/lime
- ½ tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 cup of water
- Ice cubes
Now that you have the ingredients, you can proceed to the next stage of preparing your drink. The first step would be to take out your blender, slice your medium-sized banana and place it in the blender. After that, peel the kiwi, cut it into small pieces and also drop it into the blender. Squeeze the juice from the lime or lemon and add it together with the chopped parsley. Next, add the crushed almonds. If you do not have any almonds, you can use other kinds of nuts that are available. Finish the mix by adding the water and a couple of ice cubes, and blend well.
The final result will be transferred to a cup or tall glass and consumed right away. Packed with vitamin C, this drink will help detoxify your body, making things a lot easier for your kidneys.