In this fast buzzing, stress-filled life we are exposed to a variety of toxins. Unhealthy indulgences in the form of fast food, stimulants like caffeine drinks and partying are things that keep us humans going to survive the pace with which our life is progressing. And who really bears the brunt of excreting these toxins out of our system? A pair of bean shaped organs lying in one corner of the abdominal cavity.
They work day and night, 24/7 to filter out these harmful toxins. When the load of toxins gets too much for these poor little kidneys to handle, their functioning slows down, making one susceptible to kidney stones, infections, cysts, tumours and finally a shut down. Read on to learn how to detoxify your kidneys.
The most important thing for a regular kidney detox is to have a high intake of natural, clean water. Having around 8 glasses of water per day (more if you sweat or are athletic) helps to filter out the accumulated toxins. A good indication of this would be passing clear urine which is not very strong smelling. If the urine is anything deeper than a pale yellow, it means that it is concentrated. Passing clear urine is an indication of a clean filtering system. Fluids in the form of colas, coffees and aerated drinks are not a good substitute for natural water.
Different teas and juices have been advocated for the detoxification of kidneys, this is true. However, medically, it is only pure clean water that has been proven to help your kidneys. It is true that different teas and juices can have helpful substances such as vitamins and minerals. However, these also contain high concentrations of caffeine or sugar which can also be detrimental to your kidneys. Remember that water is still the best.