Kidneys play vital roles in your overall health and wellness. The steps you take to improve your kidney health will also improve the overall health of your body and mind.
Statistics show that there are over 26 million American adults who suffer from chronic kidney diseases. If you take care of your kidneys, you can easily avoid many of the kidney illnesses and keep your kidneys healthy. Just make a few lifestyle changes right now.
Below we will show you a few simple lifestyle changes and good habits that will improve your kidney health, improve your immune response and fight disease naturally, if you adopt them right now.
1. Drink Water
Water is essential for keeping your body fluids in balance. Drinking water helps you stay healthy in many different ways. Water helps your kidneys and other internal organs to function properly. If you find yourself dehydrated, make sure you drink a few cups of pure drinking water.
2. Use Over-the-counter Painkillers Sparingly
Over the counter drugs and even prescription drugs can be harmful if abused. Always consult your doctor before taking any drugs, especially if you feel that you have an existing health condition or concern.
3. Stay away from Cigarettes, Alcohol and Drugs
Any foreign or toxic substances put a strain on your kidneys. When you smoke too much or drink too many beers, your kidneys have to work harder. This can be difficult for your kidney health, especially if you are already suffering from a kidney function disorder.
4. Stay Active and Fit
Staying fit improves your overall health, improves your immune system and reduces your chance of getting any diseases, including Chronic Kidney Disease. Staying healthy and fit will also help you reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, improve heart condition, keep diabetes in control and improve the overall condition of all your internal organs.
5. Control Weight
Obesity increases your blood pressure and also the chances of getting kidney diseases. Being overweight makes it challenging for your body to circulate blood. Controlling body weight and fat can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, which may help prevent kidney disease from getting worse.
6. Follow a healthy diet
What you eat can affect your health. Eating a balanced diet, with low salt and bad fats can help you keep your blood pressure under control. It’s also important to cut back on your sugar and excessive calories if you have high blood sugar content or diabetes. Eat plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables to ensure enough nutrition, fiber, vitamins and minerals for your body.
7. Include superfoods in your daily diet
If you are concerned about your kidney health, we have good news for you. There are several superfoods containing antioxidants and other health-supporting properties that will help you improve your kidney health. People with kidney diseases and diabetes may experience more inflammation and may also face a higher risk of heart disease than people without kidney diseases. Below is a list of 5 superfoods you can include in your diet everyday:
- Red bell peppers
A healthy lifestyle would help your kidneys and other internal organs function well. Kidneys also help you balance your body fluids, so drink plenty of water, follow a healthy diet, and exercise regularly.
Also, avoid bad habits, like excessive smoking, drinking, street drugs, or over-the-counter drugs. Always consult your doctor. Monitor your heart health and blood pressure regularly, and get regular physical checkups to monitor your kidney health.
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Source: Alternative Health Concepts
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