Ready to rev your energy, restore your skin’s youthful glow and cut your cancer risk 30%? Just give your kidneys a little TLC! Four recent studies confirm that ensuring these hard working organs are functioning at their peak helps whisk away toxins,excess hormones and other tissue-damaging wastes,putting the brakes to eight healthy years to your life! THE KEYS:
Keeping ’em young with fruits and veggies!
Eating one cup of fresh produce at every meal revs kidney function-plus your energy and your mood-at least 45% within six weeks,according to a recent study in the American Journal of Nephrology. Fruits and vegetables pack tons of nutrients that help prevent high blood sugar.help prevent high blood sugar one of the leading causes of kidney aging.says study coauthor Ester Morelli, M.D.
Avoiding Kidney stones with B vitamins
Taking a B-comlpex supplement every day reduces your risk of kidney problems 34% recent Harvard University research reveals.That’s becouse B vitamins help flush out oxalate,a waste product that fuels the growth of kidney-damaging stones.One option: Twinlab Stress B-Complex Caps ($16 for 100 capsules).
Flushing toxins with water and wine
Sipping five cups of water and 4 oz.of red wine daily is an easy way to boost your kidney’s health 25%,Canadian research shows.Water instantly reduces kidney strain by flushing away toxins,while red wine’s polyphenols strenghten the blood vessels that nourish kidney cells.Don’t drink wine? Snack on 1/2 cup of red skinned peanuts daily instead.
Energized with bakin soda
If your doctor has said your kidneys are a bit sluggish,adding a pinch of baking soda to your daily diet could halve your risk of future troubles and increase your energy and stamina in as little as one month,suggest research in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.Baking Soda neutralizes kidney-damaging wastes like ammonia,explains study coauthor Martin Raftery,M.D. The ideal dose varies,so check with your doctor before trying this remedy.
- Frequent sex = healthier sperm
Trying to conceive? Making love daily the week before you ovulate improves the quality of your husband’s sperm,a new study shows.Researchers say frequent ejaculation may cut the length of time sperm are exposed to harmful free radicals in the testicles
- Great News for Former smokers
Eating more than two tomatoes and more than three servings of fruit (especially apples) each day helps restore lung damage caused by smoking,suggests a new Johns Hopkins study.The benefits-linked to nutrients in these foods-were only seen in former smokers,not current ones.
Prone TO UTIs?
If you’re prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs)-which can hurt your kidneys-taking a mixed probiotic capsule daily is shown to crowd out those troublesome germs,cutting your risk of future UTIs 53%.