Kidneys are one of the most important organs and their function is crucial for the overall health of our body. They filter about 400lbs  of blood daily to eliminate toxins from the food we eat.

Their role plays some kind of a defensive mechanism, and they clean about 4 pounds of waste material and excess water, excreted through urine. Toxic buildups are the root cause of many disorders that affect kidneys, urinary tract and bladder.

Here are some of the most dangerous enemies that affect proper kidney function:

  • Animal protein and generally too much protein
  • Salt
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Excessive consumption of dairy products
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Caffeine
  • Cigarettes

Improve the function of your kidneys with the help of their best friends:

  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Clean water
  • Fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs

To make sure your kidneys function properly and detox your body, prepare this healthy and nutritious drink:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • one kiwi, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup filtered water

Preparation:

Combine all the ingredients together, add water and blend until you get a nice texture.

Extra tip:

For optimal results, add some more fresh ingredients, and you will get a real vitamin bomb:

  • 1/2 avocado, cleaned
  • a handful of spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Drink this healthy shake once a day, preferably in the morning before you eat or drink anything.

Try it and your kidneys will be more than grateful!