Every tissue is important and plays a vital role in ensuring that the body functions as it had been created. While all of these elements contribute to a well-balanced and healthy body, there are some portions that the body simply cannot do without. Consider the fact that while someone can live without their eyes, they would not be able to live without a kidney due to the kidney's critical role in keeping the body healthy and working. The kidney has a variety of functions, the most essential of which is to filter and remove waste products from the body.
The body would be loaded with additional water and waste products, and the hands and/or feet would grow swollen, with exhaustion and weakness set in due to the body's inability to obtain clean blood if the kidneys stopped performing because they were damaged or simply failed. It's a life-threatening situation that can be avoided to the greatest extent feasible by being proactive and taking conscious, intentional care of the kidney. Taking these preventative precautions is especially crucial when considering the physical and mental agony that typically comes with kidney disease and failure, particularly in its latter stages.
With this in mind, let's take a quick look at five (5) things that can help keep your kidneys in top shape, as well as some kidney-friendly meals.
1. Regular exercise – Regular exercise can help the body in a variety of ways, including lowering the risk of chronic kidney disease, improving heart health, and lowering blood pressure.
2. Managing your blood sugar levels – Because diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease, it's critical to take proactive efforts to manage your blood sugar.
3. Check your blood pressure on a regular basis – it's critical to keep your blood pressure in the normal range of 120/80, as high blood pressure is a risk factor for kidney injury.
4. Keep your body hydrated – drink enough of water on a daily basis to keep your body hydrated. Aside from that, it is beneficial to the kidneys since water and fluids aid in the removal of sodium and toxins from the kidney.
5. Eat a healthy diet – eating a low-sodium, processed-meat-free, canned-soup-free diet on a daily basis can help protect your kidneys from injury.
Instead of canned soup, processed meats, and other kidney-damaging meals, you should aim to consume more kidney-friendly foods such as:
2. Fatty Fish
3. Sweet Potatoes
5. Dark Leafy Vegetables
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