7 Best Foods to Support Kidney Function

Your kidneys provide vital service to your body — they filter waste from your blood and send it to your bladder. They also regulate blood pressure, manage water reabsorption, control the acidity in the body, and balance electrolyte levels. Considering their importance, eating a diet to promote kidney health could be one of the best things you can do. The following seven foods will support your kidneys and make their job easier.

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1. Cherries

These tasty little fruits help reduce redness and swelling and contain a healthy amount of vitamin C as well as vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, and citrate. The tarter the cherry, the higher the level of citrate. Citrate reduces uric acid in the blood stream which can lead to gout and arthritis. [1] Those who eat cherries have been found to have lower uric acid levels and a lower risk of gout attacks. [2]

2. Cranberries (more…)

7 Berries You Should Eat Everyday

Berries have been shown to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Every month or so it seems new research is being published and new berries are being discovered and analyzed for their health giving properties.

Extremely high in antioxidants, berries rank among my favorite foods. So here is my list of different kinds of berries that are extremely high health benefits (in no specific order). (more…)

The Red Fruit Cancer-Fighter

From cherry pie to cherry-flavored cough syrup, the cherry is one of America’s most popular fruits. But beyond its sweet — and sometimes sour — flavor, what do cherries have to offer?

If you happened to read any cherry grower’s website around 2004, you would have learned that “cherries may bring pain relief to those who suffer from arthritis or gout, prevent certain cancers, prevent heart attacks, fight and prevent diseases, and prevent cataracts.”

Sounds like quite a miracle fruit. Right? A number of alternative health newsletters agreed and picked up the story: Cherries are a valuable anti-inflammatory, at the very least.

The FDA doesn’t think so. (more…)