Knowing the Health of your Body's Vital Organs
It's difficult sometimes to know how well your organs are performing in the body. Therefore, the HomeFresh team have put together a guide to show what your vital organs are doing, how to check their health and foods that you can eat to improve their health.
The heart is the powerhouse for providing oxygen and blood to the entire body. It is extremely important to keep your heart health in check, especially considering that cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest causes of death worldwide. Signs of poor heart health can include shortness of breath, weakness or dizziness, nausea and excessive sweating. Exercising and eating healthy are key to proper heart health. Some of the best foods for the heart include: walnuts, raspberries, chickpeas, dark chocolate, avocadoes, red grapes, and fish such as tuna or salmon.
Your lungs bring oxygen into the body and remove carbon dioxide when you breathe. Oxygen provides the body with energy and as such is vital to maintaining a healthy body. Signs of poor lung health can include chronic coughing, chronic mucus production and chronic chest pain. To improve your lung health eat foods like apples, rockmelon, carrots, avocadoes, and flax seeds. Also, avoid salt/salt rich foods, shellfish and conventional milks.
The liver is essential for the body’s proper execution of its digestive and metabolic processes. A healthy liver is crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system. Digestive problems, nervous system issues and immune system dysfunction are signs of liver damage. To improve the health of your liver avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol and refer to our post Power of Detoxification: part III to find a detox plan to get you started.
The body’s kidneys are responsible for extracting any waste from the blood, keeping the body’s acidity in check, red blood cell and blood pressure regulation, and balancing out any bodily fluids. If you’re experiencing fatigue, nausea, vomiting or shortness of breath, than your kidneys may need some healthy assistance. Super-foods for kidney health include cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, onion, apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and egg whites.
Being the body’s largest organ, it is vital that your skin is kept in check to protect the body from microbes and the sun. The skin also helps regulate body temperate while concurrently regulating hot/cold sensations in the body. Some of the best foods for healthy skin include walnuts, yoghurt, dark chocolate, kale and berries.
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s important that we keep our vital organs healthy and in check this holiday season.