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IN Health & Fitness ON 25 Nov, 2016
Kidneys are an important organ of our body. These bean-shaped organs purify our blood and body. They are responsible for extracting urine from the body. All toxins are filtrated through kidneys. Kidneys form the filtration plant of the human body. They are situated in the lower abdomen of the body. They form the most important component of the urinary system in humans.
Kidneys help to regulate blood pressure and balance the electrolytes in the body. It has been widely proclaimed that even a single kidney can perform the work of two kidneys even if one donates either of two kidneys.
Here is a list of some fruits that you must have on a regular basis to curb kidney failure. All kidney related problems and their harmful effects can be mitigated if these fruits are included in the everyday diet.
Apples are high in fiber and have anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to reduce cholesterol level, prevent constipation and lower the risk of cancer and heart diseases. Either eat an apple raw or drink juice, it is beneficial either way. Definitely, an apple a day keeps the doctor at bay!
Cranberries are best at keeping urinary tract infections away. Due to their acidic property, they prevent bacteria from attaching to the inside of the bladder. Cranberries, either dried or juiced protect against cancer and heart diseases also. Instead of perceiving them as a holiday side dish, Include cranberries in your daily nutrition.
Manganese is the secret behind the high nutritional value of blueberries. It makes our bones stronger and healthier. They are also full of antioxidants such as anthocyanidins. The natural compounds in blueberries contain vitamin C and fiber, which reduce inflammation.
Blueberries can be enjoyed dried or in smoothies.
A complete package of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B, folate and manganese, raspberries are great for kidneys. They contain a compound called ellagic acid, which helps to neutralize radicals. This essentially helps kidneys in their functioning. So, use raspberries to make a kidney-friendly delicious smoothie, instead of gulping down a chocolate shake. Raspberries prevent the formation of tumors as well.
Cherries have antioxidants and phytochemicals, that protect our hearts as well as kidneys. The most important problem that we face with kidneys is inflammation. Cherry addresses this problem really well. You can intake cherries as pies, crisps, cheesecakes or simply as a fruit itself.
Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and manganese. Their beautiful red color is provided by anthocyanins, which protects the body cells and prevents oxidative damage. Strawberry is such a fruit that can be combined with any shake or smoothie. It is deeply loved by kids and adults alike. It has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Red grapes contain a lot of flavonoids. A flavonoid, resveratrol produces nitric oxide. This helps the muscles in blood vessels to relax, which increases the blood flow. This facilitates the functioning of kidneys.
Watermelons contain a lot of antioxidants. This makes flushing out the toxins easier. Watermelon has the power to lower the blood pressure. High blood pressure is not good for kidneys.
Papayas are rich in fluids with amino acids and vitamins. Papaya consumption is good for patients with kidney diseases. Papaya has the properties to mitigate constipation, prevent high blood pressure and nephritis (inflammation of kidneys). So, instead of making faces at the sight of a papaya, it is time you shake hands with it.
Thus, make it a point to include all these fruits in your diet. Let us aim for a balanced diet, and say no to crash diets.