Bad habits for the kidneys

The kidneys they are fundamental organs in the detoxification and purification of our organism, since through the urine they are in charge in the elimination of those toxins and of the different waste that our body does not need.

In fact, it becomes one of the main filters of our blood, retaining what our body can take advantage of, and purifying and eliminating what our body does not really need.

But although these may be some of the most important functions, the fact is that they are also responsible for regulating blood pressure, hydrosaline balance and in turn stimulate the production of red blood cells in the blood.

However, although they are responsible for the process of purification of the organism, it is possible that at certain times or due to certain pathologies they do not work correctly. As you surely know, the creatinine It is used as a parameter to know the function and state of the kidneys, which increases when the kidneys do not work well.

The truth is that the feeding is fundamental when it comes to take care of the kidneys, especially when they consume food or products that may not be suitable because they irritate or damage them:

High protein consumption

Protein-rich foods tend to require extra effort from the kidney for its elimination, especially when these foods are rich in animal proteins.

They emphasize above all foods such as meats, cheeses, eggs and dairy products. Of course, it is not advisable to eliminate them from the diet, but only consume those foods rich in proteins in moderation.

Excessive salt intake

As we already knew in a previous note in which we talked about the consequences of excess sodium, although sodium is a fundamental mineral for our body, the reality is that we have to exceed in their consumption.

Particularly, sodium generates or causes extra effort to the kidneys, which over time can seriously affect its proper functioning.

High consumption of potassium-rich foods

Although potassium is a fundamental mineral to maintain the acid-base balance with sodium, controlling the amount and normal distribution of water in the body and also involved in the production of protein, an excessive consumption of foods rich in potassium can be not recommended, especially if the kidneys already suffer from any pathology.

Therefore, a moderate consumption of bananas and nuts is recommended.

Beware of high cholesterol levels

People with high cholesterol tend to be more likely to suffer from kidney problems.

In this sense, it is advisable that those with renal insufficiency reduce through the diet the consumption of fats, which would positively favor the time to slow down the pathology.

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