The kidneys are vital for us and overall health too. These are in shape of a bean and filter 120-150 quarts urine, waste, and excess fluids every day, so they protect us.
They are as big as a fist and are below the rib cage on each side. They regulate electrolytes and make hormones for bone health, red blood cells and pressure.
Often, we have no signs of damaged kidneys so learn to prevent this.
THE 10 WORST HABITS FOR KIDNEYS:
Too much alcohol– more than 1 drink daily almost every day makes kidney and liver damage
Holding urine– this makes pressure, kidney stones and failure.
Lack of water– dehydration makes more toxins and waste piled up and are not flushed out.
Excess sugar– experts said people who have more than 2 sodas daily have more urine proteins and bad kidney work
Excess salt– excess salt makes kidney damage and pressure on organs as well as hypertension
Sleep deficit– sleep deficit makes kidney issues too and tissue in kidney cannot refresh during sleep
Mineral and vitamin deficits– the kidney function depends on food we eat too, so if we lack nutrients like Mg and B6, kidneys work bad
Too much coffee– caffeine makes stress on kidneys and pressure, and damages them
Abuse of painkillers– drugs and meds for pain are with chemicals and one side effect in them is liver and kidney damage.
Too much animal proteins– too much red meats boost metabolic load on kidneys.
See the video below of Dr. Axe to cleanse kidneys and boost them.
Source and image source: healthyfoodhouse.com