In this recipe, learn how to make the best drink to flush your kidneys, using evidence-based kidney cleansing foods and herbs.
Healthy, easy to make, effective, and safe, this drink represents the best mother nature has to offer to naturally support your kidneys.
With that being said, always speak with your doctor if you have concerns about your kidneys. The following symptoms may be signs that something is wrong with your kidneys:
- A change in urination you can’t explain
- Unusual urine (foamy, bloody, discolored)
- Pain during urination
- Pain in the mid-back where kidneys are located
- Swelling or water retention in your ankles, arms, wrists, legs, face, abdomen
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Restless legs during sleep
- Joint or bone pain.
What is the Best Thing to Drink for Your Kidneys?
Update: based on your many requests and our testers comments, we added two options for the kidneys flush drink:
- A quick under a minute “on the go” option: no juicer is needed.
- The original recipe with the beets and ginger is still the most popular one. You do need a juicer or a blender (use a nut milk bag or a food strainer), unless you can get fresh beet juice at the store. (See the 30 seconds option of this recipe below)
- We removed parsley and cilantro from this recipe. While these are powerful kidney cleansing herbs, they do not taste good. So, you may find them in our other kidney cleansing recipes, but not in this one. We wanted to create a good tasting kidney flush drink.
The Kidney Flush Drink
- 16 ounces purified or spring water
- 500 ml or coconut water
- 1 organic lemon
- 1 teaspoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1 ml Renaltrex kidney cleansing herbs drops
- 1 medium beetroot optional
- 1 inches fresh raw ginger root optional
- Organic stevia drops (alcohol free) or monk fruit optional for flavor
- Squeeze the juice of 1/2 organic lemon.
- Add to purified/spring water or coconut water (same amount).
- Shake the bottle of the apple cider vinegar until the cloudy part ("the mother") is well mixed.
- Add 1 tablespoon of organic raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
- Add 1 dropperful (1 ml) of Renaltrex
- Optional: add the juice of the beetroot and ginger
Kidney Cleansing Herbs
To further support the kidneys, we recommend to mix 1 ml of Dr. Group Renaltrex (kidney cleansing herbs drops).
By far the best kidney cleanse supplements we have tested, the formula combines science proven kidney cleansing herbs that have been used traditionally for many generation to support kidneys health.
Both safe and effective, we find it a quick and easy way to naturally flush your kidneys. Simply add 1 dropperful to this drink or when busy, add to your water. Some of the kidney cleansing herbs in Renaltrex include:
- Chanca piedra, traditional remedy for kidneys stones.
The names literally translates to “stone breaker” for its ability to dissolve and soften liver, kidneys and gallbladder stones.[1,2]
- Horsetail, increases urine flow, flushes the kidneys.
Long traditional use supported by research to detox the kidneys and increase urine flow.
- Hydrangea root, supports the entire urinary tract health.
Natural support for the entire urinary tract including the kidneys and bladder.
- Uva ursi, flushes the kidneys, UTIs support.
May also help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Marshmallow root, flushes the kidneys, reduces inflammation
Unique ability to flush the kidneys on one hand, and soothe inflammation in the urinary tract.
- Dandelion leaf, natural diuretic to increase urine flow.
Natural and safe diuretic shown to increase the frequency of urination.
The Beet-Coconut Kidney Flush Drink
A 30 second drink to flush your kidneys
A quicker under 30 seconds version of a drink you can make to flush your kidneys. Many of our testers used it successfully before their workouts.
Many stores have 100% pure beet juice which is still a great option. Just read the label. Many beet juices have way too much added sugar.
- 500 ml coconut water or water bottle
- 1 shot of 100% beet juice (about 1 oz)
- 1 dropperful (1 ml) Renaltrex.
The Ingredients in The Kidney Flush Drink: Summary of Evidence
Beets: Increase Blood Flow to the Kidneys
Out of the common kidney cleansing foods you often see at your local store, beetroot truly stand out. In particular, it is its ability to increase blood flow to the kidneys, which can augment the kidney cleansing properties of other ingredients.
How does it work? Beets are rich in nitrates. When you drink beet juice, the body converts the nitrates into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of the vessels. As your vessels become wider, your blood flow increases.[8,9]
So when this happens, you may get a better pump at the gym or improve exercise performance. You may also hear the term “natural viagra” as far as the benefits go. All these are linked to the ability to increase Nitric oxide.
In fact, in his post “The Kidney Dysfunction Epidemic”, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno described a study where beetroot juice was able to increase blood flow to the Kidneys, up to 26%. According to Dr. Joseph:
Increasing blood flow to the kidneys has a huge impact on improving detoxification and decreasing oxidative stress.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Flushes Toxins from Kidneys
Apple cider vinegar is a very popular natural cleansing ingredient, although the issue is usually that there are not a lot of studies or solid evidence on its effectiveness.
Can apple cider vinegar helps to flush your kidneys? Turns out, it may.
Apple cider vinegar is very acidic. When you drink it however, it actually promote an alkaline environment in the body, which can help to alter the acidity in the urine. This can improve the way the kidneys flush toxins, and may also prevent the formation of kidney stones.
A study that evaluated the connection between the dietary habits of 12,570 adults to kidney stones in china, found that more consumption of tea, legumes, and fermented vinegar was indeed associated with a lesser risk of kidney stone formation.
Lemon Juice: Natural Kidney Stones Protection
Lemon juice is an excellent natural source of citric acid. According to research, drinks that contain citric acid can help to increase urinary citrate excretion, which is a primary focus in the medical management of kidney stones.
Ginger: May Help with Inflammation & Oxidative Stress in Kidneys
While ginger is a great natural kidney cleansing herb, it does have a very strong and dominant flavor many people do not like.
To address that, we balanced the ginger with beets and lemon in the kidney flush drink recipe. So you get a nice kick, but not too much.
As for the evidence, research suggests that ginger can help improve kidney function and may even protect the kidney from certain toxins. The primary mechanism of protection appears to be ginger’s ability to decrease inflammation and oxidative damage..
Coconut Water: Hydration
Coconut water has gained a reputation as a great source of electrolytes and a natural way to hydrate the body. Initial data suggests coconut water can also help protect against impaired kidney function and reduce oxidative stress in the kidneys. In fact, one study showed that treatment with coconut water was able to inhibit crystal deposition in the kidneys, which may help for kidney stones.
To clarify these findings, the researchers didn’t make any claims that coconut water can treat or prevent kidney stones. These are initial results that look very promising.
In the context of natural kidney cleansing, we have here a natural drink (coconut water) we all love that is highly available, with good evidence on its ability to promote kidney health. (Among other benefits).
Kidney Flush with Water
While this goes without saying, you can’t discuss the best drink to flush your kidneys without covering the basics: you need to drink enough water.
The main function of the kidneys is to filter waste products and extra fluids and flush them from the body as urine.
To do so effectively, the kidneys need enough water. The current guideline for total water intake for young men and women (ages 19 to 30 years) is 3.7 L and 2.7 L per day, respectively.
Another way to look at this which we have heard from many physicians, is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water.
In General, you should drink enough so you have a strong urine flow, with clear urine color.
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