Cleanse Your Kidneys and Promote Good Circulation with These Juices

Thanks to their diuretic action, the following juices can help prevent or eliminate the annoying fluid retention to promote good circulation.
Cleanse Your Kidneys and Promote Good Circulation with These Juices
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 29 June, 2022

Maintaining good lifestyle habits is essential to promote good circulation and overall health. But, you must take advantage of certain ways to boost them by taking care of your kidneys. These juices, shakes, and infusions we’re about to discuss are made with all natural ingredients

As you know, nature has lots of materials that can bring your body internal balance, keep your kidneys functioning properly, and promote better blood circulation.

Fruits and vegetables are full of essential nutrients and having them on a regular basis can dramatically improve your health. And while you can eat them in various ways, it’s often easier to enjoy them in the form of a beverage.

The importance of taking care of your kidneys

The kidneys are two fist-sized organs located towards the middle of the back, just below the ribs. Inside them are the nephrons — their functional units.

The main function of the latter is to filter waste and excess water from the blood and maintain electrolyte balance. In addition, they also secrete three essential hormones:

  • Erythropoietin, responsible for stimulating the production of red blood cells
  • Renin, responsible for regulating blood pressure
  • Calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, which allows us to preserve bone calcium

Maintaining a poor diet hinders proper kidney function.

The activity of the kidneys is intense but the basis of good health. The organism can live with only one kidney but there’s always a danger of failure when having a single one. Thus, the body wouldn’t be able to properly eliminate toxins.

In addition, a malfunctioning kidney can also result in poor circulation and heart problems. There’s an increased risk of high blood pressure, dysfunction of the blood vessel walls, inflammation, and oxidative stress.

As you can see, it’s important to take care of the kidneys so they can function properly and prevent deterioration. Diet and other lifestyle habits are two of the keys to do so.

Juices for good circulation.

Juices to cleanse your kidneys and promote good circulation

To promote proper blood circulation, it’s necessary to help the body get rid of toxins. You’ll need, above all, foods that provide vitamins, minerals and, of course, antioxidants.

In addition, you must ensure these don’t have an excessive fiber content but contain enough water and compounds to help with diuresis.

For example, a blend of carrots, cucumber and lemon juice can help your body rid of toxins and regulate blood pressure. Continue reading to find out how to make it, there are also other recipes you can enjoy on a daily basis.

1. Carrot, lemon, and cucumber juice

The mixture of these three ingredients can help you strengthen your immune system, thanks to its nutrients and antioxidants. You’ll feel much better after taking care of this one area of health as it improves others.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber (150 grs)
  • 1 glass of water 
  • The juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 medium carrots (150 grs)

Preparation

  • Wash, drain and peel the carrots. Then, cut them into slices (medium thickness).
  • Separately, wash and slice the cucumber.
  • Add it all to the blender along with the cup of water and process it to a smooth consistency.
  • Drink it immediately with a meal or as your dinner.

2. Lemon and watermelon juice

Watermelon provides water and fiber, so, it’s an excellent natural diuretic. Blend it with lemon and you’ll get a refreshing drink packed with vitamins and antioxidants that’ll keep you hydrated.

Watermelon and lemon slices.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Take a piece of watermelon and proceed to cut it into small cubes. Be sure to remove all the seeds.
  • Add all the ingredients to the blender and process until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  • Drink immediately.
  • Optionally, you can add a touch of honey to disguise the acid taste of the lemon.

3. Celery and radish to promote good circulation

The nutrients in radishes may help relieve urinary tract infections. They’re also low in calories. Don’t worry about their spicy taste as it’s due to glucosinolates, compounds with high antioxidant capacity.

Be sure to try this combination of radishes and celery – it’s a great way to maintain your health due to its rich vitamin and mineral content.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Wash and drain all vegetables well.
  • Next, proceed to cut the radishes into thin slices. Then, cut the celery into small pieces.
  • Process everything in a blender at medium speed to a homogeneous consistency.
  • Drink immediately. We recommend enjoying this drink about three times a week.
Whole and cut radishes on a board.

Other things you should know about juicing for your kidneys

These types of drinks are a good way to maintain proper kidney function as they provide water, nutrients, and antioxidants that help relieve relieve inflammation.

You can complement them with other types of fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, orange, blueberries, broccoli, watercress, tomato, and beet.

Now, these aren’t the only way to support kidney function and prevent damage so take them in moderation.  (A glass a day, for example.) Have them be a part of a well-balanced diet. An excess of these juices could displace the presence of other important foods.

These juices are contraindicated for those already experiencing kidney dysfunction. As the Kidney Foundation points out, you must moderate the intake of fluids and certain nutrients if you already have this kind of problem. For this reason, it’s necessary to consult a doctor before adding juices to your diet.

Kidney disease may not present symptoms in its initial stage. Blood and urine tests are a good way to monitor yours.

Thus, if you have any doubts or signs that may seem alarming, consult your doctor. These juices are neither a cure for kidney failure, kidney stones, nor urinary tract infections.

Other tips to take care of your kidneys

Drinking juices, herbal infusions, and water is a good way to prevent kidney damage. But there are other essential practices that must be part of a proper lifestyle for good kidney health.

Here are some of those recommended by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

  • Prevent some conditions that predispose to kidney disease such as high blood pressure, obesity or diabetes. If you have these conditions, it’s essential to keep them under control.
  • Besides fruits and vegetables, eat other healthy foods like whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat or semi-skimmed dairy products.
  • Moderate the presence of salt (both table salt and that in processed and canned products) and added sugar. Cook with herbs and spices to add flavor to your dishes.
  • Be active on a daily basis and exercise whenever possible, the amount will depend on your specific needs.
  • Limit or avoid your alcohol and tobacco consumption.
  • Get adequate rest and avoid stress.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining good hydration is that, if you already have kidney problems, you should choose a type of water that suits your needs. In this regard, we recommend the kind that’s low in minerals.

Low mineral water has a dry residue of 50 milligrams/quart or less, while weakly mineralized water contains less than 500 milligrams/quart.

Furthermore, avoid those with a high calcium or magnesium content to prevent further kidney damage.

Take care of your kidneys and promote good circulation with these juices and a healthy lifestyle

Opting for these drinks on a daily basis can be a good way to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet. This is a good choice when it comes to taking care of your kidneys and maintaining good circulation.

However, do not forget that this practice should be part of a set of positive habits. And that in case of kidney problems it is always essential to consult a specialist.



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