What is the function of liver and kidneys?
We all take some form of biology classes in schools, but I am not sure how personally we apply the things we learn, I am positive if we take a more personal approach with a fixed purpose of helping us to care for our bodies, we will retain more of what we learn and learning will become more meaningful; rather than studying for an exam result.
When we buy a new gadget, tool, or appliance, the first thing we do is to study the manual; why would we not apply the same principal for our bodies, which we cannot replace and have to care for the rest of our lives.
I am aware that with to days medical advancements, we can replace certain body parts, but perhaps with careful management and knowledge, we might be able to avoid the pain and expense of replacements. Let us learn the functions of the five vital organs in our bodies, and how best to care them.
When the liver has broken down harmful substances, its by-products are excreted into the bile or blood; bile by-products enter the intestine and leave the body in the form of feces.
The liver is responsible for producing hormones, detoxifying food, and breaking down old red blood cells. When one thinks of the liver, they think about drinking alcohol, which is a poison. If you want to have a healthy liver you should avoid drinking alcohol all together, but you still hear the debate about red wine.
The liver is responsible for the breakdown of drugs, detoxifying of harmful chemicals, the filtering of blood, secretion of bile and production of blood-clotting proteins.( the human body-live science.om)
Blood by-products are filtered out by the kidneys, and leave the body in the form of urine. (John Hopkins Medicines Health Library)
The job of the kidneys is to remove waste and extra fluid from the blood. The kidneys take urea out of the blood and combine it with water and other substances to make urine. The kidneys process about 50 gallons of blood to filter out about 2 quarts of waste and water.
There are five very important organs in the human body; the brain, heart, kidneys, liver and lungs.
Foods for Liver and Kidney Health
Avocados (Please note the warning on avocados when one is suffering from kidney disease )
Beets and carrots
Lemon and limes
Vitamins C, E and Beta-carotene
Herbs -milk thistle, dandelion root and schisandra-(a deciduous woody vine native to the forests of Northern china and the Russian Far East; its fruit is also known as the Magnolia Berry or five-flavor fruit. Considered one of the most complete tonic herbal medicines.
I have taken a quick look at the health benefits of this magnificent plant; have anyone in the Caribbean, North or South America ever researched if this plant can grow in their respective countries?
Things to avoid for better Liver and Kidney Health
Salt-fortified foods-(example: canned foods)
Important discovery to be aware- discovered through research- Some foods that are labeled as health foods can have a negative impact when the damage is already done and certain diseases has set in.
Please note that all my findings on health are the result of Internet research; I am not a healthcare professional.