Kidneys need the right liquids

Kidneys need the right liquids

In Traditional Chinese Medicine kidney qi or energy is thought to be inherited from parents and gives our constitution, strength, vitality and willpower. Besides, qi can be generated by eating well, not overworking, lifestyle factors, specific exercises etc. 

 

Kidney qi may be seen in hair, bones and teeth as well as in physical growth and development during childhood, puberty and the ability to reproduce. The kidneys dislike cold such as sitting on a cold surface, living in a cold environment or consuming too many cold or raw foods or cold drinks. Warmth is preferred hence why the Chinese suggest drinking liquids at least at room temperature. 

 

Better fluids can help cleanse the kidneys such as herbal teas and good quality water, however, do not consume too much or unsuitable liquids and be careful of the container that the liquid is stored in. Certain products are thought to adversely affect the kidneys such as sugar, overindulging in alcohol, too much vitamin D or the wrong type of vitamin or medication. Now and again I like to drink a golden rod herbal tea to assist my kidneys. In addition, foods like watermelon can assist with any excess fluid on your body. I would consider stopping eating strong spices such as chillis, cayenne pepper etc and don’t take products such as wheatgrass.