4 Delicious Kidney Detox Recipes

Your kidneys are an extremely important organ. They help your body to filter, absorb, and reabsorb water, salt, and electrolytes. Discover some delicious and nutritious recipes to keep your kidneys happy and healthy.

To detox your kidneys, it is essential to follow a healthy, balanced diet and get in some physical activity in order to stay healthy. These juices will also help.

kidneys-1-500x313The kidneys are the most important organs in the entire urinary system.

They are in charge of urine production through the filtering, absorption, and reabsorption of water, salt, and electrolytes.

This very purpose makes these organs especially exposed to the toxins found in our day to day life. Some of the ways toxins can accumulate in your body are:

  • Poor diet
  • Excessive use of medication
  • Drinking and smoking

If you don’t make sure to properly cleanse your kidneys, you could form kidney stones due to the excess of substances like calcium.

To prevent these kinds of problems, it is a good idea to drink natural fruit juices. This way your kidneys are cleansed of everything that they have too much of without also being exposed to other chemicals.

Check out the following recipes for kidney detox. You’ll discover that they’re both delicious and super easy to incorporate into your diet.

1. Watermelon and lemon

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Watermelon is 92% water, making it an exceptional choice to clean your kidneys and reduce or even eliminate small kidney stones.

The fruit is also rich in potassium, a mineral that can help dissolve kidney stones and allow the waste to pass easily through the urinary tract.

This, combined with lemon, which is an excellent fruit for expelling toxins, provides us a wonderful juice for detoxing our kidneys.

And this juice is a perfect and tasty choice for a hot day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chopped watermelon (220 g)
  • 1 lemon



Preparation

  • Take the chopped watermelon, remove the seeds, and place it in a blender.
  • Next take the lemon, peel it and remove the seeds, and add to the blender along with the watermelon.
  • Blend, and that’s it!

This recipe doesn’t require additional water since the watermelon already contains a lot and any more could dilute the flavor.

If you want a frozen drink, add ice or put the watermelon in the freezer a few hours ahead of time, giving you an ice-cold juice without having to add ice.

Also read: Lemon and parsley syrup to eliminate kidney stones

2. Carrot and cucumber

Carrots and cucumbers are a great combo for the kidneys.

Together, these two vegetables help rid your body of excess uric acid.

In addition, they help detox the kidneys and give your body a big boost of vitamins and nutrients.

The kidneys are in charge of filtering and purifying the blood. If they’re sick and can’t properly clean the blood, a series of symptoms begins to show in your body and one of them is breakouts and other skin problems.

This juice doesn’t just help detox the kidneys of impurities but also helps you get radiant skin.

Ingredients

  • One large carrot
  • One large cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)

Preparation

  • Peel the carrot and cucumber and cut into pieces to make it easier to blend.
  • Place them in a blender along with the water, and blend.
  • Pour the juice through a strainer to remove the cucumber seeds and enjoy this kidney detox recipe.

3. Beet, red cabbage, and celery

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Beets are a vegetable that has big benefits for the liver and gallbladder while at the same time helping the kidney eliminate excesses of toxins.

These three vegetables protect the body against infection, acting as both an antifungal and anti-inflammatory.

Ingredients

  • One cup of peeled and chopped beets or radishes (115 g)
  • One cup of red cabbage (80 g)
  • One stalk of celery
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)

Preparation

  • Add everything to a blender and blend.
  • Pour mixture through a strainer to remove any unblended bits, and enjoy!

4. Apple and celery juice

Celery is a vegetable with diuretic properties and is a great resource for kidney detoxing.

Here we combine it with apple, an excellent fruit for relieving kidney problems. We’re sure you’ll love this juice and include it in your diet for its scrumptious flavor alone.

Ingredients

  • One stalk of celery, including leaves and base
  • 3 whole apples
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)

Preparation

  1. Chop the celery into slices and place in a blender.
  2. Chop the apples and remove the seeds, but leave the peel.
  3. Put everything in the blender along with the celery and water, and blend.
  4. Strain the juice and serve in a glass with ice and garnish with mint leaves.

See this recipe too: Pineapple and celery weight loss smoothie

Choose a natural kidney detox

These juices have major benefits beyond that of kidney detoxing, but they won’t do much if you don’t have a healthy lifestyle.

The kidneys, just like the rest of your body, need a lot of nutrients, so you should definitely stay away from fried, fatty foods.

Remember that these juices reinforce a healthy diet, not replace it.

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