Like most people out there, I’m sure you’re one of those people that wants to take active steps toward getting into great health. Most people out there want to prevent diseases like diabetes & alzheimer’s, while at the same time promoting good heart health. However when was the last time you even thought about taking corrective measures to keeping your kidneys in good health. If you can’t even remember then perhaps it’s time that you start to take some action.
You might not realise this but your kidneys are one of the most important organs you have. One of the main jobs they have is to filter about 200 quarts of blood every single day. The other job they have is to filter about 2 quarts of excess water & waste, all of which becomes urine down the line. Another little known duty that your kidney’s have is that they make some hormones, which regulate the chemicals that are in your blood. So obviously taking the steps to keeping your kidneys healthy just makes good sense. To help you out, I’ve put together a few tips that will help you get a head start. Implement them and you’ll be well on your way to keep your kidneys in remarkable health.
1) Drink a Ton of Pure, Filtered Water Everyday
This is the one tip that you’re going to want to implement because staying hydrated will ensure that the volume and concentration of your blood remain consistent. The other benefit is that it promotes good digestion, keeps your body temperature set and it also washes out the toxins from your body. To keep all these things in order you’re going to want to drink about 50ml for every 1lb of bodyweight. However if you happen to be a little more active and sweat a little more than normal then you’re going to want to increase the amount of water that you drink to about half your body weight in ounces. A good example is that if you happen to weigh 200 pounds then you should drink about 100 ounces of filtered water a day.
2) Don’t Hold it in…
Another job that your kidneys perform is to filter all the blood that’s flowing through your body. Once your blood is finished filtering, all the excess water and waste products are stored up in your bladder & it will eventually be excreted. However you need to remember that your bladder only holds in about 14 ounces of water which isn’t that much at all. If you prevent yourself from going to the bathroom then it will result in your bladder stretching out more than it should do. So when you do finally go to the bathroom & urinate, your bladder doesn’t actually empty out completely. If you keep doing this, then it will eventually lead to you getting a urinary tract infection.
3) Ensure You Start Drinking Fresh Juices
While juicing isn’t going to result in you getting into the best health & cure you of all your health issues, it will slowly but surely help to keep your kidneys working perfectly. Drinking fresh fruit & vegetable juice will result in your digestive system absorbing up all the excess water in your body & help to flush out all the excess toxins that have been lying about your body. But if you happen to be suffering from kidney stones then it’s going to be super important to avoid using the ingredients… spinach, collard greens & beets. The reason being is that these vegetables are extremely high in oxalic acid which actually cause kidney stones to form.
4) Start To Improve the Foods You Eat
Ensure that you start eating healthy all the time. You need to know that how well your body functions is all dependent upon the sorts of foods that you consume on a day to day basis. If the foods that you eat are really toxic & unhealthy then this will ultimately start to affect the condition of your bodily organs, especially your kidneys. This is why I believe it’s so important to make sure that you totally avoid consuming highly processed foods from now on. So what should you be eating? Well, your main focus should be to consume foods that are really great for your kidneys. These include things like watermelon, green tea, garlic, asparagus, fish & celery.
5) Start Taking All The Right Supplements
The first supplement that you’re going to want to take is cranberry extract because this will help to keep your bladder protected while at the same time keep your kidneys healthy. The reason why cranberries are so good for your kidneys is because they prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the lining of your kidneys. Of course let’s not forget the fact that cranberries also reduce inflammation & pack a ton of antioxidants! To keep your kidneys as healthy as possible, I’d recommend that you start taking at least 400 mg of cranberry extract every single day. But be sure to double up the dose if you’re suffering from urinary tract infection. Another supplement that you’re going to want to take from now on is vitamin D. There is plenty of research out there that shows that lack of vitamin D & kidney problems are closely linked. You must work hard to take at least 2000 IU of vitamin D every single day. Did you know that your kidney’s were designed to last for your whole life. Taking care of them by implementing the tips that I shared in this article will mean that you will enjoy great health for as long as you live.