Healthy Kidneys… Longer Life… Loads More Fun!
Jane E. Brody of The New York Times recently investigated kidney cancer, a lesser-funded, yet vast-reaching killer among cancer species. Our kidneys are important as they rid waste from the bloodstream, and emit important hormones that stimulate our bone marrow’s production of red blood cells, maintain our calcium levels, and regulate our blood pressure levels. High-profile work if you ask us!
Studies have shown that diet can significantly affect one’s chances for developing kidney cancer. Scared you’re at risk? Luckily, our bodies are resilient! Knowing which kidney-friendly foods to eat can actually help you strengthen and maintain the health of your kidneys, and live longer!
- Diabetes is a common risk factor in the development of kidney cancer. Studies have found links between the nutritional value of superfood chia seeds and diabetes prevention. Filled with healthy omega-oils, easily digestible proteins, & antioxidants, chia seeds are easily blended into any juice or smoothie, and add tasty crunch simply sprinkled over a salad. At Urban Remedy, we use chia seeds when blending up a green smoothie!
- Sweet and tangy, raspberries purify the blood, benefiting the kidneys as well as the liver. We love raspberries in the Warrior juice in our Signature Juice Cleanse!
- Cardamom is actually prescribed medicinally in some cultures to break down kidney stones. Nourish your kidneys with a healthy dose of cardamom… on us!
- Unlike white sugars, agave nectar contains a low glycemic index, which creates natural sweetness without causing unhealthy blood sugar spikes. Steady blood sugar levels keep organs like the kidneys… involved in sifting through our blood and weeding out toxins… functioning at a constant rate rather than overworking them during sudden rapid increases. Urban Remedy brittles are sweetened with a touch of agave for that perfect kidney-aiding taste.
Good kidney health is well worth the trouble of restructuring your diet. Add these ingredients into the mix for a longer life, a happier body, and more energy for all of your summer fun!