Pycnogenol is made from pine bark extract that is a powerful antioxidant promoted to provide many health and cognitive benefits including improvement in concentration and memory to reducing symptoms of menopause and providing younger looking skin and more.Pycnogenol is the registered US trademark name for a pine bark extract that comes from Maritime pine trees found in southern France and Quebec Canada, called Pinus pinaster.

This herbal medicine is thought to be filled with phytonutrients and has been noted to be highly researched in the past few years. It is now one of the best selling dietary supplements believed to provide many health benefits.

Pycnogenol is promoted to support a slew of human health benefits including improvement in certain cognitive functions, eye health, heart health, maintenance of healthy skin, lowering cholesterol levels, allergies, reducing high blood pressure, prevention of many diseases and slowing down the aging process.

Studies have found that Pycnogenol slows down a minimum of five key aging mechanisms including:

  • Cell membrane damage
  •  Inflammation
  •  Oxidative stress
  • Glycation (sugar-induced inflammation)
  • DNA damage

Some of its amazing benefits are:

Joint pain

Several recent studies report that one benefit of pycnogenol is a decrease in joint pain, while improving joint function. This makes it an excellent choice for bodybuilders and athletes suffering from pain in their knees, shoulders or other joints.

Skin

For the skin, pycnogenol offers anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic benefits. These skin care benefits of pycnogenol can help relieve atopic dermatitis, lupus erythematosus, and psoriasis.

Prevents from degenerative diseases

The antioxidant pycnogenol can be used as first hand prevention against degenerative diseases – or the diseases related to aging. Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dementias. Taking pycnogenol supplements during adulthood can be considered prevention against these age-related health problems.

 

Relieves pain

Pine bark contains a number of different nutrient systems, one of which is important for pain reduction. The main compounds in pycnogenol help fight pain and inflammation throughout your body. It also helps to lower stress, so you experience pain with a lower intensity.

 

Supports oxygen flow

Another important attribute of pycnogenol is it supports adequate oxygen supply throughout your body. When you are participating in sports or exercise, your body is under oxidative stress, which increases your metabolism and an increase in oxygen consumption. Pine bark helps your body best utilize that oxygen and protects it from additional free radicals so you are always able to perform your best.

 

Asthma

Treatment of pycnogenol decreases the level of circulating inflammatory substances in the blood stream and has been shown to improve asthma symptoms and the lung function. Pycnogenol inhibits expression of 5-lipoxygenase and therefore decreasesleukotriene levels in asthmatic patients. According to a study of 2002; that pycnogenol may decrease asthma symptom scores and levels of circulating leukotrienes, molecules that cause inflammation. (International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics – number of April 2002).

Pycnogenol is a worthwhile supplement for those who need to get their health under control. It is a recent breakthrough and is relatively easy to produce. Suppliers are touting the benefits that it has to offer. It will be up to consumers to test out Pycnogenol and determine whether they are feeling real effects. Given the positive reviews it has received, this is a supplement that should be on the shelves of health fanatics.

 

Generally speaking, coughing is perfectly normal. A cough can help to keep your throat clear from phlegm and other irritants. However, sustained coughing can also be symptomatic of a number of conditions, such as an allergy, a viral infection, or a bacterial infection. Sometimes a cough isn’t due to anything related to your lungs. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)can also cause a cough.

You can treat coughs due to coldsallergies, and sinus infections with a number of over-the-counter medicines. Bacterial infections will require antibiotics.

We hate cough drops almost as much as we hate coughing. The ones we buy in the store either taste like candy or some kind of poison, and the throat-soothing affect of either is always a little dubious. When the cold season is here, and with it brings the dreaded sniffles and coughs. Instead of letting it get you down, why not made a handful of these homemade cough drops to see you through. Classic herbs used to treat a sore throat and cough include, yet are not limited to — rose petals, sage, goldenseal, marshmallow root, slippery elm, horehound, ginger, licorice root, elderberry, echinacea, and cayenne pepper.

Here are some simple recipes for homemade cough drops that are easy and delicious:

Honey cough drops

1-Cup Raw Honey

8-drops Thieves  Essential Oil

4-drops Lemon Essential Oil

1-Candy thermometer

Put the honey in a saucepan and bring it to 300 degrees on medium (or slightly higher) heat-adjust as needed.  It will begin to bubble and rise up so don’t use the very smallest pan.  It should hold about 4 cups of liquid to prevent boil over.  Use your thermometer to check the temperature periodically.  It must reach 300 degrees or it will not be hard.

Once at 300 degrees remove from the heat and stir so it will begin to cool.  You want to wait until it is as cool as possible (without being sticky) to add the oils. Once it begins to set, the honey will become harder to work with so don’t let it get too thick.  If it does get too thick you can rewarm it.

Spoon the mixture into the candy molds or use a filled turkey dropper.  If you don’t have molds it’s okay.  I have seen people make drops using wax paper and just putting drops on the paper.  They won’t be as uniform or pretty but that’s okay too.

Allow to cool completely and wrap in wax paper.

 Herbal cough drops

  • Powdered herbs
    • 1 cup sugar, or honey
    • 1/3cup light corn syrup, or honey
    • 1 1/2cups water
    • Powdered sugar, for easy handling

Steep your preferred soothing herbs in 1 1/2 cups of water to make a tea. Mix sugar and corn syrup with tea. Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils. Continue boiling without stirring until the mixture begins to crystallize; reduce heat. Wash away crystals from the side of your pan with a damp cloth. Remove from the heat after a few minutes. Drop some of the mixture from the tip of a spoon onto a greased surface. Allow to harden and cool completely before removing. Roll the candies in powdered sugar and wrap in waxed paper for storage.

The earliest insect repellents included smoke, mud, and various plant substances.  Our contemporary contribution is DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), a powerful insecticide found in over 400 repellents.  DEET can peel paint, damage rayon and spandex, and melt plastic.  Up to 56 percent of DEET applied to the skin enters the bloodstream, and reactions to it include skin rashes, lethargy, muscle spasms, nausea, and irritability.  An extreme reaction can cause seizures and even death.  So it’s hardly worth using DEET to deter insects unless you’re someplace with high rates of insect-borne disease or you experience severe allergic reactions to bites and stings.

There are natural alternatives to DEET, made primarily from plant essential oils that can protect you in less threatening circumstances.

Here are some of the best natural repellents for bugs:

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

This well-known and much beloved essential oil can be used as a natural insect repellent to deter fleas and other crawling bugs. It also soothes the irritation of flea bites. Because of its sedative properties, it’s good for people who are overly excitable or nervous. 

 Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica)

Cedarwood is a true insecticide, and its use is recorded throughout history. It is one of my mainstays for keeping fleas and mosquitoes at bay. It is also calming and grounding. 

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium is one of the favorite oils to use in a tick repellent blend, and it also repels lice and fleas. It is cooling and relaxing.

Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is usually effective as an insect repellent for about half an hour. So if you are outdoors for a longer period, just apply some more to your skin, especially on exposed areas such as the neck and pulse points. Also consider reapplying more often if you are exposed to very high temperatures which may cause it to evaporate quickly, and in cases of being diluted with perspiration, rain, or other water elements.

Using vanilla extract as an insect repellent can be much cheaper than chemical deterrents, and it can be easily made up in just a few minutes. Additionally, it is always best to use a natural insect repellent rather than the commercial artificial sprays, as long as vanilla does not irritate your skin.

Vinegar

Vinegar is one of those magic ingredients. It cleans, it disinfects, and it even repels ants! Spray vinegar on and around any area that has an ant problem.

Onion

Rub a slice of onion over your skin to keep mosquitoes and other insects away. (I don’t think I’ll try this! If you do, let me know!)

Citrus Peels

Rub citrus peels (oranges, lemons, limes) on skin keep bugs away.

Soap spray

Soap spray is also effective for controlling mites, aphids, whiteflies, beetles, and other hungry little insects. To make a basic soap spray insecticide, mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of a mild liquid soap (such as castile soap) with 1 quart of water, and spray the mixture directly on the infected surfaces of the plants. A soap spray insecticide works in a similar fashion as an oil spray pesticide, and can be applied as necessary.

While it doesn’t pose any health risks, unwanted hair (“unwanted” being the operative word here) can be an embarrassing condition for many people. Hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles, certain medications, post pregnancy hormonal changes, etc. can all cause unwanted hair issues for women. Before shelling out big bucks for techniques like laser hair removal, permanent waxing, electrolysis, etc….there are plenty of natural home remedies for hair removal that can save you money while removing hair naturally without any side effects.

 

Some of them are:

Turmeric and milk

Turmeric tightens the skin and when we scrub, it removes the hair from its roots. Milk has lactic acid that exfoliates the skin and also moisturizes it. This application will discourage the hair growth and thus gradually prevents upper lip hair.

Mix 1 tablespoon each of turmeric powder and milk in a bowl till it forms a thick paste. Apply this paste on the hairy area and massage it gently for a couple minutes using your fingers. Let it sit for few minutes till it dries and then start scrubbing the paste applied areas. Scrub the area gently and rinse off with cold water.

Sugar and lemon

You will need:

  • Sugar- about 2 tablespoons
  • Water- about 10 tablespoons
  • Fresh lemon juice- about 2 teaspoons

How to make this sugar-lemon mix:

  • You mix sugar, lemon juice & water.
  • You will see sugar will dissolve in the water.
  • You apply this mixture to your face according to the direction of the hair growth.
  • You leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • You wash off your face with the clean water while rubbing gently.
  • You do this way 2 or 3 times a week.
  • You will see amazing results only after some weeks of applying this remedy.

Oats

Oatmeal acts as a good facial hair remover due to its exfoliating property. Also, it is the best scrub to remove excess oil and also prevents unwanted hair growth. Rubbing against the direction of hair growth helps to get rid of unwanted hair. Soak oats in some amount of water for a few minutes. Later, grind the oatmeal coarsely. Include a few drops of Lemon juice and little amount of honey. Mix the scrub well. Apply the resultant on your face to remove all the hairs near the chin, upper lips. Leave it undisturbed for at least 20 minutes. After, slightly rub your face with the help of your fingertips for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this for 2 – 3 times a week.

 

Papaya and turmeric

A papaya and turmeric face pack will help exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin and hair. Turmeric has anti bacterial and anti septic properties which help to get rid of remove unwanted hair from face and body. Plus, it can lighten the color of your skin and facial hair. Take one table spoon of mashed papaya and one pinch of turmeric powder, mix it well together and apply on your face and keep it for 10 minutes then rinse off with fresh water. Do this process in a week for best result.

 

Sagging skin is natural phenomena. Your skin starts losing its elasticity with age. However, this can be prevented if you take a good care of your skin.

Causes of Loose Skin:

  • Stress

  • Aging

  • The collagen and elastin lose it’s easily

  • Excessive contacts with the sun

  • Poor diet

  • Overuse of chemical products

  • Sudden weight loss

  • Dehydration

 

Here are some of the best natural remedies that you can use to tighten up your skin:

Gelatin

Gelatin is a great way to tighten skin and remove blackheads in one stroke. Simply mix one packet of unflavored gelatin with 1-2 tablespoons of milk in a microwaveable container until you get a sticky mess. You can use water instead of milk, but the lactic acid in milk is a natural exfoliant so you might want to rethink that. Zap it for 10 seconds and apply to your face (avoiding your eyes and eyebrows as it can carry off hair!) in an even layer using a rubber spatula. You have to move quickly as the gel sets pretty fast as it cools. Go for a medium-thick layer for easy peeling. Leave for 10 minutes or so until it has set. Peel off carefully. Skin will be sensitive and slightly red, so stay indoors without makeup until your skin feels normal again.

Natural oils

There are many natural oils that can help you tighten loose and sagging skin, such as: jojoba oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, etc. All these can help you get the firm skin of your twenties. When using them, combine them with natural ingredients like Shea butter and natural vitamin E. These all-natural oils are healthy, safe and effective for getting rid of loose skin, and can be found in every face-care product.

Egg white mask

Egg white coupled with thyme oil as a mask is one of the most effective remedies for skin sagging and wrinkles. Egg white stimulates the production of collagen and thyme oil and helps to rehydrate your skin. This is one of the most effective ways to tighten your skin.

Drink water

One of the easiest ways to tighten skin is to make sure you’re drinking lots of water. The more hydrated skin is the firmer and more toned it will look. Hydrated skin is also better able to fight off environmental stressors, like harsh weather and UV rays, which keeps your skin healthier and younger looking for longer.

Lemon juice

The vitamin C in lemon helps boost collagen production, in turn helping to restore elasticity to your skin. Simple rub some fresh lemon juice gently on your face and neck and leave it on for five to 10 minutes and then rinse. Do this two or three times a day and follow up with a good-quality moisturizer.

Aloe vera gel

The malic acid in aloe vera gel helps improve the elasticity of your skin and get rid of sagging skin. Plus, it is a natural moisturizer. Take a part of an aloe vera leaf and rub on your face and neck for 15 minute before rinsing with warm water.

Ginger has some pretty incredible benefits. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, is rich in vitamins and minerals, and works wonders for anyone with an upset stomach. The secret behind ginger’s power has to do with its vitamins and essential oils. The herb contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium. But most important is the essential oil gingerol, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is unique to the herb, has been shown to have widespread medicinal properties.

Ginger water can help you with:

Glycemic control

A study published in the August 2012 edition of the natural product journal Planta Medica suggested that ginger may improve long-term blood sugar control for people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, found that extracts from Buderim Ginger (Australian grown ginger) rich in gingerols – the major active component of ginger rhizome – can increase uptake of glucose into muscle cells without using insulin, and may therefore assist in the management of high blood sugar levels.

Fights cancer and chemotherapy induced nausea

Ginger has anti carcinogenic traits and has been observed to fight some types of cancer, including ovarian cancer. Research has shown that ginger tea can act to literally eliminate ovarian cancer cells. Even more promising is the fact that cancer cells actually end up killing and attacking themselves. This is good news for those already facing cancer, and incentive enough to make ginger tea a regular part of your diet if you are currently cancer-free. Aside from helping to treat ovarian cancer, ginger is also affective in combat against colon cancer.

Joint pain

Arthritis or just simple overuse injuries can cause serious joint pain. Though most of us reach for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like Tylenol or Aspirin, it turns out a better option could be ginger. A study conducted at the University of Miami showed that ginger extract reduced pain and stiffness by 40 percent among osteoarthritis sufferers. The trick? Ginger’s essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Improves digestion

Ginger tea boosts up speed of food digestion and improves nutrient absorption and uptake. It also reduces bloating caused by fast food, salty foods and overeating. Ginger tea also regulates your appetite.

Relieves migraine

Ginger tea is very efficient in relieving migraine. A cup of this healthy beverage will significantly reduce chronic inflammation, which is the main causative factor for the occurrence of migraine

How to make ginger water:

You’ll need 1 liter of water and 1 cup of fresh, sliced ginger root. Pour the water and sliced ginger into a large pot and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled, strain the liquid into a jar or several jars.

You should drink at least 16oz. a day. It’s best to warm the liquid in a pot and store it in a thermos so you can keep it with you and sip on it throughout the day. Drinking it throughout the day helps the ginger burn fat cells around your waist and hips. It additionally cleanses toxins from your system and helps establish proper digestion.

Tobacco use has led to millions of premature deaths. That’s millions of brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles and children that were taken from their families entirely too young. All due to the decision to pick up a cigarette. Sure you may have been pounded with countless “Don’t Smoke” ads throughout your life, so we’re not here to preach to you.

There are many reasons to stop smoking. Health benefits are clearly number one. Lower risks of cancer, heart disease, and lung problems and better resistance to disease, by-products of smoking cessation. Our life expectancy is improved when we do not smoke. Also, we can save a lot of money in three ways: 1) no cost of cigarettes, which are costing more and more

2) reduced health and life insurance premiums

3) lower medical expenses with improved health.

Stopping smoking may require a major change in our whole relationship to us and our health. We will need to decide to love, support, and nurture ourselves in the best way possible. Often, changing our attitude first makes it easier for us to give up our health-denying habits, such as smoking. If we want to be optimally healthy, we just cannot smoke.

Here are some of the best foods that you need to flush the nicotine out of your system and quit smoking:

Oats

Incorporate some ground oats into your daily diet to lessen the occurrence of cravings and their severity. Don’t mistake this for oatmeal, as we are referring to ground oats. Try boiling some ground oats in hot water and let them soak overnight. Then once you eat the next day drink some of the oat and water blend when a craving begins to kick in. For best results we recommend not consuming this after 8 p.m.

Broccoli

Broccoli contains the vitamins that the nicotine destroys – vitamin C and vitamin B5. Consuming broccoli will certain help you against the nicotine.

Orange

Against the deficits of vitamin C, slow metabolism and stress eat oranges.

Carrot juice

The nicotine which stays in you organism for 3 days after a smoke, also affects the skin negatively. Drink carrot juice to improve the condition and appearance of your skin, since this juice destroys the nicotine deposits in your body. This juice contains many needed vitamins.

Kiwi

 Kiwi is abundant in vitamin C, A and E, which are deficient in the body of a smoker. 

Pomegranate

 This fruit boosts blood flow and enhances blood analyses.

 Spinach

Not only is it high in vitamins and folic acid, after its consumption, it makes the taste of tobacco is disgusting.

Berries

That’s right, berries are not only delicious but are very healthy. They are rich in vitamins and minerals as well. Add berries to your diet as well. Most berries are great at flushing traces of nicotine from your body.

Ginger

Ginger helps in removing host of symptoms caused by smoking and nicotine. For better results, it is better to consume ginger unprocessed. Will help reduce the craving for weight loss, and reduction of toxins in the blood, caused precisely by nicotine.

Castor oil is derived by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant. It is usually found in the vast wastelands of tropical areas. However, nowadays it’s also grown as a garden plant in milder climates. Castor oil has a pale yellow color and a distinct odor. This oil has been in use for a very long time especially among native Africans and Asian populations. It’s one of the few oils that have several benefits. For example, you can use it as a laxative, a lubricant, or for glowing skin and healthy hair. Nowadays castor oil is also being used as automobile oil due to its excellent lubricant properties. It’s perhaps, one of the few oils that can be used both for industrial and domestic purposes.

Initially, castor oil was used to treat constipation but nowadays, it’s widely used for health and beauty purposes. In fact, you will be amazed to know the various ways in which you can use castor oil to improve your skin and hair. Castor oil also finds its usage in food preservation as it is largely used in Asian countries for preserving rice, wheat, and other grains from rotting. Also, it’s used in some other food for lending a distinct taste to them.

Here are some of its benefits:

Moisturizer

Because it is a thicker oil castor will remain on the surface for some time and thanks to the high concentration of fatty acids it easily penetrates deep into the skin. When that happens the skin becomes moisturized and dry areas disappear.
You can also treat sunburns with this oil as it will soothe and repair the skin.

Fight against dandruff

Yet another one of the excellent health benefits of castor oil is the fact that it can help you get rid of dandruff once and for all. Since it has antifungal as well as antibacterial properties, when you massage it into your scalp on a regular basis, it will deter the conditions which lead to the forming of dandruff.

Castor oil for split ends

When applied directly to the strands of hair, the health benefits of castor oil become prominent. Use a cotton ball dipped in castor oil to apply some of it to your hair ends. You must do this half an hour prior to your shampooing routine every time you decide to wash your hair. Soon enough, you’ll start noticing that your split ends will have disappeared for good.

Prevents dark circles and wrinkles

Applying castor oil topically all around your eyes help prevent dark circles and wrinkles. It helps to nourish the skin and relieves dryness. This helps to make the skin around the eye softer and brighter.

Disinfectant

Do you have a mouth sore? Or an open wound? Castor has been used for centuries to cure such ailments. This is because castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which has excellent antimicrobial properties. It is also effective for in the treatment of bladder and vaginal infections, and can be used to deal with fungal infections like ringworm. When used around the eyes, it can provide relief from the dust and other particles that entered the eyes. Castor oil is also effective for treating eye problems like styes.

Coconut oil is no longer just a fad—it’s a full on national obsession. You can’t get within 10 feet of the Internet before you stumble across another article extolling its many virtues: It’s delicious, it makes killer baked goods, it may have some health benefits, and it even doubles as an all around beauty product.

But coconut oil’s explosion in popularity has come with one major downside: Now grocery store shelves are packed with countless varieties of the stuff, all bearing a confusing carousel of label claims. So which type should you buy for max nutrition and taste? We’ve got you covered.

Coconut oil is definitely one of the healthiest oils on the planet, with a myriad of health benefits and uses. Over 1,500 studies have confirmed its miraculous medicinal properties, which are mostly due to its unique content.

It contains healthy fats known as medium-chain fatty acids, which have lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid.

It is primarily a natural, healthy and highly beneficial solution for many health issues. However, not all sorts of coconut oil are made in the same way. There are two main types of coconut oils: virgin and refined.

How are they made?

  • Virgin coconut oil. It is made out of fresh coconut meat which is scooped out of the shell and then is pressed. This meat leaves behind the coconut oil. It is completely natural and has a pure flavor.
  • Refined Coconut oil. It is made out of dried coconut meat. The neutral flavor is achieved by steam refine of the oil. Be careful because some producers add some harmful chemicals to produce this type of oil.

There are three basic types of fatty acids—short-chain, medium-chain, and long-chain. Long-chain fatty acids have more carbon atoms, which means they require higher temperatures to melt. Fats that are solid at room temperature have longer chain lengths—thus, coconut oil.

One of the fatty acids that’s mostly removed in fractionation is lauric acid—a type of “healthy” saturated fat found in high quantities in coconut and palm kernel oils. It’s a great fat to have in skin care because it’s so moisturizing and cleansing.

Once the lauric acid and other long-chain fatty acids are gone, you’re still left with a lot of good stuff, including medium chain fatty acids like capric, caprylic, myristic and palmitic, all of which retain their super-moisturizing capabilities. You also still have the natural antioxidants, which protect from environmental stressors, and nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E, which help maintain a tighter, firmer look.

Whenever possible, buy coconut oil that’s labeled as “unrefined,” “extra virgin,” and/or “cold pressed,” but avoid coconut oil that’s labeled as “deodorized.” Sticking to these guidelines ensures that you’ll get oil subjected to the least amount of processing. Unrefined coconut oil, also called extra virgin, is extracted from the fruit of fresh mature coconuts without the use of chemicals or high temperatures. This means it retains some nutrients that act as antioxidants.

Your kidneys serve an important function by filtering and managing the waste your body produces, so it’s essential to keep them healthy. One way to keep your kidneys functioning properly is to do a kidney cleansing fast. Not only can a kidney cleansing fast dissolve kidney stones, it can also help rejuvenate and detoxify the organs for a healthier system.

Healthy kidneys help manage body fluid stability by regulating the balance of sodium and water. The kidneys also manage the balance between alkalinity and acidity, and they regulate the hormones and enzymes responsible for controlling blood pressure. In addition, as mentioned previously, your kidneys help filter out toxins that build up in response to diet and the environment. The imbalance of body water caused by toxic kidneys has been linked to negative emotional states, such as stress, paranoia, uncontrolled muscle shaking, general feelings of insecurity and fear, and even panics attacks. Kidney cleansing helps promote the optimal function of the kidneys. When in optimal health, your kidneys can purify your blood up to 60 times per day.

Consult your doctor before starting a kidney cleansing fast. Depending on your current health conditions, it may not be safe. A kidney cleansing fast can also affect medication absorption.

Reduce the amount of food you eat a few days before your kidney cleansing fast. This will give your body time to adjust and will be easier once you start the cleanse.

 

Here are some of the best foods that you can consume if you want to detox your kidneys:

Celery

Experts always suggest celery for kidney cleanses because it’s rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and prevents UTIs.

Cranberries

Cranberries are low in sugar and ideal for cleansing. They are one of the best sources of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber. They prevent ulcers and bacteria from developing, and battle current ulcer bacteria in the kidneys and the digestive tract. Studies have proven cranberries to treat UTIs and help prevent them by lowering the risk by 20%. They also contain resveratrol, an antioxidant capable of eliminating uric acid. They’re effective in hindering the progression of polycystic kidney disease and in healing chronic kidney disease.

Beets

Beets are perfect for cleansing because they are rich in nitric oxide, which is vital for kidney functions. Research shows that a decreased production of nitrogen dioxide can contribute to kidney damage. You must be careful, however, because over-consuming oxalate-rich beets may contribute to the production of kidney stones.

The benefits of kidney cleanse are enough to stress its importance for every individual. Ingredients used for making this solution range from a wide array of herbs, nutrients and food groups. They are good sources of nutrients that contribute to improving health apart from kidney cleansing.

Kidney cleansing drink:

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ lime or lemon
  • ½ a cup of almonds
  • ½ a tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

Blend all the ingredients (make sure to peel the lemon/lime and kiwi of course). Serve immediately and enjoy!