Your kidneys’ responsibilities include playing a central role in the urinary system, balancing salts, stimulating red blood cell production and stabilizing your blood pressure.
When your kidneys malfunction, kidney failure can develop in response to factors such as toxin accumulation. Adjusting your diet to include kidney friendly foods can help support healthy kidney functions.
Vegetables and fruits enable your kidneys to function properly while providing them with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients, notes the National Kidney Foundation. These nutrients are beneficial in defending your body against free radicals and strengthening immune system functions to ward off kidney disease. Vegetables and fruits that support kidney functions include tomatoes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, lemons/limes, apples, asparagus, carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers and leafy greens. Celery is an especially good source of natural sodium.
Kidney Supporting Green Juice
1 bunch of asparagus
1 bunch celery
2 lemons with peel if organic
Push all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy! Note: if you do not have a juicer, blend all the ingredients well in a blender, then pour through a nut milk bag.
–from Rawfoodrehab.com Penni Shelton