Kidneys are small organs that play a vital role in keeping you healthy. They are part of your urinary tract and work to filter your blood. What they filter out is passed out as urine. If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you are well aware of your kidneys. Passing a stone has been likened to giving birth. It’s not fun! Kidney infections are very dangerous. Kidney (renal) cancer causes about 14,000 deaths annually with 63,990 new cases diagnosed each year. Help keep kidneys operating happily and healthily by enjoying these drinks. In fact, one might be growing in your yard right this moment. Number 5 is used for many cleanses and number 3 tastes like Christmas!
Everyone knows the annoying dandelion, but did you know it is a healthy food source. The entire dandelion is edible and is particularly good for your kidneys. Dandelion tea is a good source of vitamins A, B-complex, C and D, iron, potassium, and zinc. It is a diuretic (make you urinate more) and replaces potassium lost in urine. Dandelions are used in Native American medicines to treat kidney disease. It’s an anti-inflammatory and dissolves kidney stones. Check with a doctor first and use it only for a month at a time.