This is a continuation of the previous article on top foods for kidney health and cleansing:
Cherries are rich in vitamin C, K, B6, folate, citrate and magnesium, all beneficial to the health of the kidneys. Citrate in particular reduces uric build up. When uric acid is too high in the body it leads to gout and arthritis.
Chanca piedra, (Spanish) means to break stones or in this case, to break up the kidney stones and other classified areas of the body. It is a herb that you can find online quite easily and if you have had or have kidney stones, it is worth taking. It not only benefits the kidneys, but the gall bladder as well.
Avocado is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Avocado is in particular good for the kidneys because of its high levels of potassium. If you have any kidney disease, then your body loses its potassium reserves quickly and avocado’s range of nutrients including potassium, helps.
Cinnamon helps to manage glucose (blood sugar) levels very well. Kidneys are damaged or harmed by unhealthy blood sugar patterns. Therefore, keep cinnamon handy to add to your beverages or meals.
5. Kidney beans
Kidney beans are obvious; they tell you they are good for the kidneys not just because of the name but because of the shape. Many foods in nature mimic the shape of the organ or gland that they benefit in the human body. Kidney beans are shaped like kidneys and correlate to benefit them. They have also been used for kidney stones reduction. Other beans have been found to benefit the kidneys as well, black beans in particular.
If you have ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI) or any urinary related irregular patterns you have probably been told to drink cranberry juice and for good reasons. Cranberries benefits the kidneys and urinary tract. They contain high levels of vitamin C and manganese. Pure cranberries or organic cranberry juice without added sugar reduces levels of oxalate and phosphate, which helps to reduce the formation of kidney stones.
Parsley is an aromatic delicious herb that is used in many herbal routines. It has diuretic properties, which simply means that it is beneficial for removing the excess build-up of toxins in the kidneys and urinary tract.
Marshmallow has a variety of different medicinal applications. Its diuretic qualities are some of the best qualities. Marshmallow root is able to stimulate urine production and soothe the urinary tract quite effectively. Marshmallow is a gentle and effective way to support the kidneys.