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Cleansing Your Kidneys the Beetroot Way


Why Cleanse the Kidneys?
These two bean-shaped organs in the middle of your back, one on each side, are responsible for balancing the pH of the blood and for flushing out waste and toxins. Build-up of mineral deposits from an overload of bad cholesterol and sloppy eating habits can result in painful kidney stones and a malfunctioning system.

Why Cleanse Using Beetroot Juice?
Beetroot juice is not only a superb antioxidant food, it is also high in nitrate, which converts to nitric oxide in the blood, a powerful compound to detox and nurture the kidneys. It has also proven to dissolve kidney stones, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels and aid pregnant mothers with its high count of folic acid. Athletes have recently set the pace in using beetroot juice before a performance, as it has an excellent ability to raise stamina levels and increase the blood’s ability to carry oxygen by up to 400 per cent.

Dr. Sandor (Alexander) Ferencz, is recognised for his pioneering work of using beetroot juice as a cancer therapy. A tradition used by Hippocrates. The 14 amino acids and high mineral count in beetroot, especially the main five of: betanidine, allantoine, farnesol, vitamins C and P, have not only shown the ability to improve a mutated cells respiration, but also supply a good source of minerals to the deficient cell, which can then begin to normalise its mutated status.

Overall, beetroot is an all-round healer for the organs of the body. The liver, gallbladder, colon, intestines and bladder will all benefit from this cleanse.

Is There Any Reason Why Not to Cleanse the Kidneys With Beetroot?
If you have kidney disease or you are worried about your kidneys, then you will need to consult with your doctor before doing any cleanse.

Side effects may include – discolouration of urine and stools, stomach upset and slight dizziness. Do not drink beetroot in large volumes, as it can be very powerful on the system, especially when taken in the morning on an empty stomach.

Beetroot also contains oxalic acid. This activates phagocytes in the blood to break down bacterium, including parasites and mutated cells, but when oxalic acid and calcium combine, they can crystallise into further stones, so please avoid consuming foods high in calcium during the cleanse.

Do It Yourself
Take four medium, organic beetroots, clean them with a vegetable brush and top and tail them. Bring them to boil in a covered saucepan with 1.5-2litres of water and then simmer for one hour. Allow to cool. Leave the lid on the saucepan and keep them at room temperature. Over the next three days, eat at least a beetroot and drink 2/3 small glasses of the juice that is in the pan throughout the day. Discard any remaining juice after three days and repeat the process should you choose to do so. Please note: You can store it in the refrigerator, but you will need to allow each glass of liquid to reach room temperature before consuming.

Go Frozen
If time is of the essence, then Live Wheatgrass can deliver their frozen beetroot throughout the EU and the USA. This comes already packaged in a 2oz pot, which can be thawed by standing it in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.

Some people balk at the idea that frozen food contains the same goodness as fresh. In truth, the freezing of a freshly picked fruit or vegetable actually breaks the outer wall. When you thaw it, the wall opens in the defrosting process, making it more absorbent and potent to a cell than its fresher version.

Go Capsules
If you are on the move and ease is your aim, then you can take beetroot in capsule form. Healthy Atom’s, Active Beetroot, is high in gentle organic iron, dietary nitrate, antioxidants (including anthocyanadins), folic acid, vitamins, minerals and all the other nutrients discussed in this article.

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