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Prevent and Treat Kidney Stones and Bladder Infections with These Natural Foods

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Prevent and Treat Kidney Stones and Bladder Infections with These Natural Foods
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Bladder infections and kidney stone removal is uncomfortable and painful, but did you know you could lower your chances of suffering from renal diseases by eating natural foods? A diet high in wholesome, healthy foods will discourage bad bacteria growth and kidney stone formation in your renal system.

Cranberry Juice reduces your risk of urinary tract infections, according to studies. These tart red berries contain a compound that disables the bacteria that causes bladder infections,[1] but make sure you buy pure cranberry juice with no added sugar.

Calcium neutralizes oxalates, one of the compounds responsible for forming kidney stones. Eating calcium rich foods can protect your body from this painful condition. These include dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach or kale, good quality organic dairy products, and certain fruits, such as figs and dates. Sardines are also an excellent source of calcium.[2]

Pectin helps prevent kidney scar tissue formation and kidney inflammation.[3] The best sources are apples, citrus fruits and legumes.

90603455An excess of salt in the diet can also cause kidney stones. Cut your consumption and swap your processed table salt with healthy Himalayan pink salt. It contains a wide spectrum of minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, copper, calcium and iron, and is therefore much better for your health than standard salt.[4]

Water is essential for life and dehydration is one of the main causes of kidney stones. Aim to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters a day. This will keep fluid flowing through your renal system, encouraging it to cleanse itself, thereby discouraging kidney stone formation.

Juniper Berries help treat urinary tract infections and kidney stones thanks to their antibacterial properties.[5] Their diuretic properties also assist in flushing out the bladder and clearing any infections.

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil This is the perfect combination of natural remedies to treat kidney stones and pain resulting from that, lemon juice contains citric acid which can break down the calcium salts that make up the kidney stones.

Apple Vinegar can be used to treat kidney stones. Add two spoons of raw apple vinegar to a spoon of pure honey and have it multiple times in a day until the kidney stones break down.

90603455With the many health benefits of Pomegranate (juice) it also works as a treatment for kidney stones and other kidney diseases when consumed fresh and on a course of a week.

Watermelon contains many vital minerals for the kidneys including, magnesium, and potassium, which work to maintain the normal bladder function. It also contains high amounts of water, which in turn helps with your bladder.

Shaped nearly like a kidney, beans can be simmered in water for multiple hours and then consumed to relieve pain and inflammation of kidneys.

No one wants to deal with bladder infections, and even less, kidney stones. The good news is that you can drastically lower your risk of suffering from these conditions by eating a healthy balanced diet and avoiding excess salt and sugar. These natural foods will protect your body and keep your renal system extra healthy. 

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