The kidneys are our organs that filter out toxins and waste from the bloodstream. Because toxins can affect your entire body, there is no question that supporting your kidneys is crucial for keeping your overall health in check. Without a balanced diet, purified drinking water, and body cleansing, toxins can build up and affect the function of the kidneys, liver, and neighboring organs… and may even lead to kidney stones and other problems.
Cleansing the Kidneys With a Few Sips
Cleansing the kidneys is a simple process and most cleanses don’t require an exhaustive supply of tools or ingredients to work. In fact, just drinking plenty of purified water is the first step toward an effective flush. Water, however, only provides hydration. The following 5 kidney-cleansing drinks may provide that extra cleansing boost.
1. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice has been touted for years as support for the urinary tract. Research shows that cranberries can help fight against urinary tract infections, possibly by decreasing the adhesion of bacteria to the bladder and urethra. Cranberries may also be helpful for cleansing the kidneys of excess calcium oxalate, one of the main contributors to kidney stones. When purchasing cranberry juice, always choose varieties that are certified organic and free of added sugars, preservatives, or artificial flavors; or, get a juicer and make your own.
2. Beet Juice
Beets and beet juice contain betaine, a very beneficial phytochemical. It has antioxidant qualities and increases the acidity of urine. This can help clear calcium phosphate and struvite buildup from the kidneys. The removal of calcium in the kidneys not only promotes kidney function, but decreases the likelihood of kidney stones.
3. Lemon Juice
Naturally acidic, lemon juice has been shown to increase citrate levels in urine, a factor that discourages kidney stones from forming. For a quick lemon kidney cleanse, squeeze 4-5 lemons into a quart of cold water and drink up.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The New York Times Declares Beets an "Improbable Superfood"
Here at Beet.TV we eat beets whenever we can. We've always loved to grill, boil and juice them. Now, it seems that our little root vegetable is getting some press for their taste and super nutritional value.
We were pleased to see that The New York Times providing extensive coverage of our root veggie. Writes Martha Rose Schulman in yesterday's paper:
"It’s easy to love fresh beets, and not just for their nutritional advantages. Beets have an earthy, hard-to-define flavor like no other vegetable’s, one reason they so often appear on high-end restaurant menus."
Seems that the online chatter about beets has heated up since Tara Parker-Pope wrote a column last month pondering why beets don't get more respect. Turns our namesake is loaded with nutrients and phytochemicals. Tara calls beets an "improbable superfood."
Earlier The Times listed the "11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating" -- and beets occupied the number one spot.
At this time of year, there is an abundance of fresh beets at the nearby farmers market in Union Square.
Kelsey went over to market the other day to interview beet grower Nevia No of Yuno's Farm.
Believe in beets!
-- Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
We thought we'd start off the year with a detox recipe that is both delicious and cleansing for the body. This Beet Edamame Mint Salad with Lemon Flax Dressing does the trick. Distributed by Tubemogul.
We were delighted to hear about Michelle Obama's plans for an organic vegetable garden on the White House grounds. But were dismayed, along with many foodie bloggers, to learn that beets are not a among the 55 varieties of vegetables planned for the garden.
Tara Parker-Pope reported on this in The New York Times reported earlier this week.
Not sure if this is part of the President's stated dislike of the our favorite root vegetable, but we hope not. Beets are "the new super food" -- very healthy and delicious.
We suggest the White House plant heirloom beets (see them in this salad on this page), the small ones brought over from France about 35 years ago. For more about these tiny, tasty beets, I interviewed famed Santa Monica/New York chef/restaurateur/uber foodie Michael McCarty of Michael's.
Hey Mr. President, EAT BEETS!
-- Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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The songs, Na Soo and Busy Bee, were written by the great singer and song writer Honey Beet.
All types of ways to beet it.