Your kidney function improves with juicing because of the quick absorption of minerals and enzymes. Juicing adds water to your diet, as well as concentrated nutrition. Kidney function is dependent on hydration.
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Begin to juice for proper elimination when you have consulted your health care provider about changing your diet. Kidney function can be damaged by inflammatory molecules. Kidney function is restored when the body is excreting wastes and toxins properly.
Proper function of the kidneys is essential for metabolizing food and balancing hormones. Juicing daily with apples, parsley and watermelon allows the digestive system to absorb additional water. Toxins stored in the liver and kidneys, which serve as the body's waste and blood filtration organs, are flushed with juicing.
Ginger can be added to supplement a juice blend. It has anti-inflammatory effects that create synergism with raspberries and watermelon. Cooling recipes will assist in reducing inflammatory molecules that could damage kidney cell function.
All juices should be made for immediate consumption. Make only what you will use immediately. Celery juice brings about relaxation. Celery juice combines with parsley to deepen the flavor of any fruit juice. These juices will help to evacuate the colon and begin a detoxification diet.
A summertime detoxifying juice is watermelon juice. The fiber from watermelons helps to cleans the colon and the kidneys. Watermelons work to restore and purify the kidneys and liver.
Other foods that will assist with a detox diet specific to kidney function are garlic, potatoes, asparagus, horseradish and cucumber. Fruits to use for kidney function are papaya, banana and cranberries. When approaching or exploring a juice fast, these foods can supplement your diet regime.
Kidney function will be improved with habitual hydration, especially in weather conditions that induce sweating. Incorporation of fresh juice blends into a daily routine will enhance the body's ability to heal itself. Use a juice served over ice like a raspberry, ginger, watermelon blend.
Tips & Warnings
- Buy fresh, organic ingredients for your juice. Shop consciously for things that will be consumed within the next three to five days. Do not make juice to store for days at a time. Wash each ingredient to ensure the fruit or vegetable has no pesticides or preservatives on its surface.
- Diabetics should consult a doctor before beginning juice therapy or fasts due to the high natural sugar level in most juices.
- Gerson Therapy
- "Food as Medicine", Khalsa, Dharma Singh, M.D., 2003