Last updated on January 25, 2021
The liver, kidney, bladder are important organs, but we tend to forget about them, which can backfire. We are so lucky that we got two of our kidneys, but we have to pay attention to them because our lives can depend on it. In a few simple steps we can preserve the health of these organs in the long run. Most importantly, get rid of them of toxins.
Did you know there are six organs that support your body’s natural detoxification process? The body’s six organs of detox are the liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph, colon, and skin.
Each organ works to eliminate excess waste that’s produced by natural metabolic processes, otherwise known as toxins. Here’s a guide on how to support each your detox organs with specific nutrients from food.
The kidneys silently do many functions most people don’t realize. Your kidneys are are responsible for filtering excesses and wastes from your blood, and maintaining a state of proper balance in the body (called homeostasis) by regulating various minerals, water, blood pressure and even hormones in the bloodstream. Kidneys adjust the body’s acid/alkaline balance and regulate the amount of fluids in your body.
In the absence of disease, a well-rounded diet and adequate water intake are usually enough to keep your kidneys healthy.
However, certain foods, herbs, and supplements can help support strong kidneys.
From your morning glass of water to that extra cup of herbal tea, here are four ways to cleanse your kidneys and keep them functioning strong.
To detoxify your kidneys naturally drink at least 8 glasses of water every day or enough that your urine is clear and odorless. Avoid constipation. The urine collects in your bladder and causes pain that gets worse as your bladder fills.
The liver is an organ located in the upper right part of the belly (abdomen). It is beneath the diaphragm and on top of the stomach, right kidney, and intestines. The liver has many functions.
When the liver has broken down harmful substances, they are excreted into the bile or blood. Bile by-products enter the intestine and ultimately leave the body in bowel movements. Blood by-products are filtered out by the kidneys and leave the body in the form of urine.
Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated will flush out your system and can help you prevent kidney stones and UTIs. You can try drinking cranberry juice to ward off a UTI. Compounds in cranberries may stop bacteria from growing. Eat a healthy diet: Low sodium, high-calcium foods may prevent kidney stones.
Follow these 13 tips to keep your bladder healthy.
Drink enough fluids, especially water
Limit alcohol and caffeine
Keep a healthy weight
Turmeric is the wonder spice that helps in detoxification of the liver. It helps in boosting enzymes which can flush out dietary toxins from the body. Consume half a teaspoon of turmeric with a dash of pepper with a glass of warm water first thing in the morning.
Consume the following foods regularly to cleanse your liver and optimize its function:
Reduces inflammation and cleanses liver.
Thanks to its sulfur content, garlic activates liver enzymes that keep the body toxin-free. Selenium and allicin have an important role in the liver cleansing process.
Beets and carrots
Root veggies are packed with plant flavonoids and beta-carotene, known for their positive effect on liver.
Glutathione in spinach supports cleansing enzymes.
Neglecting your liver can easily turn into a serious thing, and some individuals end up dealing with severe conditions. Doing a proper liver detox is really important. The same applies to a full-body detox.