Foods that help cleanse the Kidneys

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The kidneys have the mission of purifying and detoxifying the body. So it is not too difficult to understand that the diet we eat is essential to make things easy for this vital organ. If we eat well, the kidneys find it easier to carry out their task and there will be fewer toxins that cannot be eliminated in the urine.

Among the best known guidelines to take care of the kidneys is to eat little salt and avoid highly processed products, as well as to stop abusing dairy products since they favor the appearance of gallstones and kidney failure.

Needless to say, water is essential to cleanse the kidneys. Try to drink enough to eliminate the elements that are harmful to your body through your urine. Here is a series of foods and infusions that benefit the health of the kidneys and by extension of your body in general.

1. Blueberries

Los arándanos tienen flavonoidesThey keep the kidneys detoxified and also help the bladder to be clean. It is preferable that you take them on an empty stomach.

2. Whole grains

Cereales integralesBecause of their fiber content, whole grains help eliminate toxins from the body. Examples of whole grains are Barley, Brown rice, oatmeal, White rice, white bread, legumes, grains, wheat bread, whole wheat flour etc.

3. Strawberries

FresasThe strawberries are ideal for preventing the oxidation of the body and keep fit to the kidneys.

4. Pineapple

Pineapple slicesDue to its high content of vitamin C, potassium and enzymes such as bromelain, it is a gem to take care of the kidneys. Pineapple helps fight infection or inflammation in the kidneys.

5. Potassium-rich fruits and vegetables

ApricotBanana, apple, orange, apricot or peach, and vegetables such as potato, onion, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and eggplant, contain large amounts of potassium, a fundamental element to increase urine production.

6. Foods rich in calcium

Foods rich in calciumCalcium helps the kidneys to strengthen and function properly. This element can be found naturally in various foods such as milk and its low-fat derivatives, lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, pumpkin, but also in fish such as salmon or sardines.

7. Infusions

Rosemary infusion in a glass cup

Taking infusions of horsetail, dandelion, arnica, green nettle or parsley helps you clean the kidneys.