Being a breastfeeding mom, I do my best to avoid getting sick so I would not need to take medicines. There are medications that are safe for lactation but I want to err on the side of precaution. I still believe that prevention is better than cure. We all know that proper diet and exercise will keep illness at bay. But, with the abundance of different kinds of mouthwatering edibles, it is so hard to choose which food and beverages must we include in our “proper diet.” Fruits are definite must-haves in our daily diet. How then can we make sure that we are taking in adequate amounts of fruits every day that would be enough to keep us healthy? Let’s find out how Old Orchard Cranberry Juice can help us and keep our kidneys healthy at the same time.
Keeping Healthy with Old Orchard Cranberry Juice
What’s in every serving of cranberry juice? Each eight-ounce serving of 100% Old Orchard Cranberry Juice counts as two servings of fruit. Did you know that the American Cancer Society recommends that you eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Old Orchard 100% Juices can help you meet your “Five-A-Day” goal.
Apart from getting our daily fruit intake requirement, Cranberry Juice helps prevent kidney disorder. Kidney failure is the 9th leading cause of death among Filipinos. One Filipino develops chronic renal failure every hour and there is more than 14,000 Filipino patients undergoing dialysis yearly.
According to healthline.com, the kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that extract waste from blood, balance body fluids, form urine, and aid in other important functions of the body. They reside against the back muscles in the upper abdominal cavity and sit opposite each other on both sides of the spine. When it comes to components of the urinary system, the kidneys are multi-talented powerhouses of activity.
Some of the core functions of the kidneys include:
Waste excretion: There are many things your body doesn’t want inside of it, and the kidneys help get rid of some of them. The kidneys filter out toxins, excess salts, and urea, a nitrogen-based waste created by cell metabolism. Urea is synthesized in the liver and transported through the blood to the kidneys for removal.
Water level balancing: As the kidneys are key in the production of urine, they react to changes in the body’s water level throughout the day. As water intake decreases, the kidneys adjust accordingly and leave water in the body instead of helping excrete it.
Blood pressure regulation: The kidneys need constant pressure to filter the blood. When it drops too low, the kidneys increase the pressure. One way is by producing a blood vessel-constricting protein (angiotensin) that also signals the body to retain sodium and water. Both the constriction and retention help restore normal blood pressure.
Red blood cell regulation: When the kidneys don’t get enough oxygen, they send out a distress call in the form of erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce more oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
Acid regulation: As cells metabolize, they produce acids. Foods we eat can either increase the acid in our body or neutralize it. If the body is to function properly, it needs to keep a healthy balance of these chemicals. The kidneys do that, too.
Because of all of the vital functions the kidneys perform and the toxins they encounter, the kidneys are susceptible to various problems. Acute kidney failure is a condition in which the kidneys suddenly lose their ability to function properly. This can occur for many reasons, including:
• Blood-clotting disorders
• Decreased blood flow caused by low blood pressure
• Acute tubular necrosis, or death of the tubular cells that deliver urine to the ureters
• Autoimmune kidney disorders
• Urinary tract infections
• Complications from pregnancy
Under the Love Your Kidney Campaign, Old Orchard aims to build awareness to the importance of drinking cranberry juice. Cranberry Juice has been proven in several studies to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections or UTI due to the proanthrocyanidin content and hippuric acid that helps prevent the bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract. Cranberry Juice is not the cure for kidney diseases, but it is a way of preventing it from happening and worsening. Cranberry Juice acts as a defense against heart disease and contains anti-cancer properties, Vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also decreases the probabilities of having dental caries.
Old Orchard is recognized as the 2nd largest frozen juice brand and 4th largest bottled juice brand in the USA. Old Orchard has a wide selection that caters to different age groups from kids to adults.
Old Orchard’s variants are as follows:
1. Juice Cocktails – Cranberry, Apple Cranberry, Cranberry Raspberry and Ruby Red Grapefruit
2. 100% Juices – 100% Apple Juice and 100% Grape Juice
3. Healthy Balance Juice Cocktails – Healthy Balance Cranberry and Healthy Balance Apple Cranberry
4. Organic 100% Apple
Get creative and challenge yourself with this healthy meal plan. Start your breakfast with 1 cup of steamed rice, 6 tablespoon of corned beef, 1 piece of banana, 1 cup of coffee or tea. For your morning snack, try a 1 pack of low fat yogurt and partner it with an 8oz Old Orchard Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Have your lunch with 2 parts baked chicken, 1 cup of mixed buttered vegetables, 1 cup of mashed potato and 1 piece of apple. End the day with a light but delicious dinner consisting of 2 slices of grilled tuna belly, 1 cup of eggplant ensalada, ½ cup of steamed rice and 1 piece of Kiwi fruit.
With Old Orchard Cranberry Juice in your daily balanced diet, you get to take care of your kidney while enjoying the sweet, tangy flavor of cranberries!
Old Orchard is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation. It is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.
Let’s go grab a bottle of Old Orchard fruit juices and start living healthy!