5 Essential Eating Habits that Improve Your Kidney’s Health

In order to maintain the good health of your kidneys, simple foods may be introduced to your diet. In most cases these foods will not actually clean your kidneys, but rather support in their good function. Kidneys are basically a self-cleaning organ, as our kidneys act as our fluid filtering system, including for our blood, it is important to provide and promote a healthy environment for their correct performance. An essential process of our bodies, the kidney function is vital to our survival.

Follow these simple steps to be on your way to healthier kidneys right away.

Drink More Water

Our bodies require purified drinking water in order to maintain good health. Drinking water assists the body’s ability to flush out toxins and waste from the kidneys. This prevents unwanted buildup of toxins within the kidneys, as once the kidney has built up excessive waste, treatment is required. If left untreated, further complications lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) < http://www.uptodate.com/contents/epidemiology-of-chronic-kidney-disease> and even renal failure < http://www.healthline.com/health/acute-kidney-failure> which ultimately leads to death.

Eat Dark, Leafy Greens

Greens are great, however the extraordinary nutritional benefits packed in dark, leafy greens are definitely worth a look at. Delicious eaten raw or lightly steamed, dark leafy greens hold a range of intense and fulfilling flavors. Rich in chlorophyll, they are excellent blood alkalinizes as well as a great source of fiber and excellent for your colon health. Filled with phytonutrients and heaps of vitamins and minerals, dark leafy greens should be eaten daily at a recommended serving size of ½ cup.

More Garlic Please…

Garlic comes in as a super ingredient once again! Great for the cleansing of the colon, good for the heart, the immune system and more. The specific and general benefits exhumed from the ever greatest garlic are just perfect for avoiding diabetic issues. More so, garlic is also effective at the removal of parasites that can live within our bodies, these parasites are known to cause bloating, diarrhea and other digestive discomforts.

Overdose on Omega 3’s

OK there is really no such thing as an overdose of Omega 3’s, so eat them up, they are delicious! (Yes, they are the bit that adds that extra deliciousness) Some of the foods naturally high in Omega 3’s <http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000140000000000000000.html> are salmon, tuna, flax seed oil, chia seeds and spinach. Used to treat a current major public health concern, omega 3 fatty acids improve blood pressure according to the Journal of Hypertension. Further supporting better circulation and overall health omega 3 fatty acids are an important part of any kidney supporting diet.

Mix it Up with Herbs and Spices

The addition of herbs and spices into your daily diet can have a positive effect to your health in a variety of ways. Self-cleaning organs, kidneys benefit from the support of herbs and spices, adding an abundance of flavor, herbs and spices easily replace salt in your cooking. Learn to cook up a healthy feast with the ‘Spice Up Your Diet’ < https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/spice> guide. Amongst some of the benefits of herbs and spices for your kidney, parsley enables the removal of toxins from both the kidneys and urinary tract. Caraway is known to induce appetite loss, lower cholesterol and regulate kidney function, whilst dill, a culinary delight, aids in the treatment of kidney disease, digestive issues, liver problems and urinary tract concerns.

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Dr. Cueli

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