Foods to Fight Inflammation, Bloating, Brain Fog & Fatigue
Inflammation, Bloating, Fatigue & Brain Fog?
Let’s make sure you’re eating foods that support your organs in their filter & elimination processes.
An overall healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables is the best way to consistently support your liver and kidneys. We've put together a list of foods have been shown to support your ability to filter out waste and toxins, which can help reduce symptoms like inflammation, bloating, fatigue and brain fog:
Water: your kidneys depend on it to eliminate waste from the body. Pro tip: your urine should be light yellow or colourless throughout the day.
Cruciferous Veggies (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts): high in antioxidants and fibre. Bonus: they've shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, including kidney cancer.
Blueberries: incredibly high in fibre & antioxidants, they help protect the liver from damage & keep it high-performing.
Lemon: the citric acid found in lemon water has shown to protect liver function and prevent oxidative damage.
Cranberries: support health by preventing bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract, which in turn keeps your kidneys infection-free.
Garlic: has anti-inflammatory properties and can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. High blood pressure can harm the blood vessels in the kidney.
Grapefruit: the antioxidants contained in grapefruit can help protect the liver from injury and harmful effects of alcohol.
Fish: certain types of fish, like salmon and sardines, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease blood triglyceride levels and lower blood pressure, both of which can help out liver and kidney function.
Ginger: proven to help improve your body’s control of blood sugar and also treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Green Tea: studies show that drinking green tea may improve the health of the liver, reduce fat deposits in the liver, and possibly ward against liver cancer.
Hibiscus (Roselle): a cranberry-like flavour (think Hibiscus tea), has been shown to have diuretic effects on the body and may assist with kidney filtration.
Dandelion: acts as a diuretic, which means it increases the amount of water moving through your kidneys, which in turn helps filter out waste from the blood. Add an extra glass of water to your routine on days you have dandelion.
Get a daily dose of most of the foods & herbs above with our blends.
We’ve put together a list of power-house kidney & liver support blends to make your Blended shopping a breeze:
Greens Daily Dose
The Organic Green Mo
Pumpkin Patch Soup
Greens Immunity Soup
If you're looking for a health re-set to get on track with better nutrition habits, increase your energy, and support your liver and kidney function, check out one of our Health Reset & Cleanse Plans.
Questions about our different blends and/or if a Blended Cleanse Plan is right for your body's needs? Please connect with us.