Your liver and kidneys are vital organs that help process and filter out food, medications, alcohol and other substances that enter your body. What you take into your body can pollute your liver and kidneys, make it hard for them to function properly. This can lead to innumerable kinds of complications, including renal failure, kidney stones, liver cirrhosis and hepatitis. Detoxification techniques utilizing household items are available. Exercising and eating the right kinds of foods are key to effectively detoxifying your liver and kidneys.
Drink half a cup of water with 4 to 6 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar daily before eating your meals. The acidity of apple cider vinegar helps detoxify the liver while helping it break down fats. Apple cider vinegar also helps prevent kidney stones from forming.
Drink one to two cups of pure cranberry juice not from concentrate every day. Tannin is the active ingredient in cranberries and works by helping your liver remove cholesterol out of your blood while flushing out bacteria and toxins from your kidneys. You can purchase pure cranberry juice at any big-chain health food store.
Add one serving of artichokes to your daily diet. Artichokes contain cynarin and chlorogenic acid that help protect and strengthen the liver while helping the kidneys filter out toxins from the blood and excrete them in urine.
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Exercise at least 30 minutes daily to strengthen your cardiovascular system. This will help improve blood flow and oxygen to your liver and kidneys while helping them process out toxins fast. Make sure to consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.
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Frank Dioso is a trained medical technologist working for prominent research institutions such as Quest Diagnostics and California Clinical Trials. He has, for many years, ghostwritten clinical trial reports for confidential pharmaceutical drugs and is currently contributing his clinical laboratory science knowledge to online how-to articles.