Our kidneys perform many functions but are often not appreciated. They remove waste from the bloodstream, regulate the body’s fluid balance while releasing hormones that create red blood cells, ensure bone health, and regulate your blood pressure.
Kidneys are located in the renal system. They filter blood before sending it back to your heart and helps your body remove waste as urine. They filter waste from the foods you eat, the medications you take, and remove toxic substances.
Whether you are aware of it or not, you put your kidneys through so much. Kidneys suffer from cancer, stones, kidney failure, and Polycystic kidney disease. Polycystic kidney disease is a disorder that has an effect on kidneys as well as other organs. This disease forms cysts that are sacs filled with fluid. The sacs are formed in the kidneys and will interfere with the ability to filter waste products from the blood. Cysts cause the kidneys to become enlarged which, if untreated, can lead to kidney failure.
Some stresses that kidneys go through cannot be helped because they are designed to deal with toxins. As a general rule, you probably believe your kidneys are really tough when in reality, they can become overwhelmed and become damaged.
The following foods are considered healthy choices but can damage your kidneys if you are not careful. Just enjoy foods but do not overdo consuming the following:
Open the Next Page to see the foods, Number 10 will shock you.
12. Assortment Of Nuts
There is no doubt that nuts are an excellent snack but if you are prone to kidney stones, stay away from them. Nuts contain a mineral called oxalates which are commonly found in kidney stones. Also, even if you are in great health, you should be conscientious of certain foods that contain oxalates including beets, potato chips, spinach, bran flakes, and French fries.
Some foods can actually be healthy additions to your diet but eat in moderation. You can choose a variety of greens instead of spinach and if nuts are something you want to continue consuming, do so in moderation.