Are you protecting your kidneys?
As bodybuilders know eating a lot of protein can put a lot of stress on your kidneys and make them work harder. There are other varieties of issues that can cause damage to your kidneys:
Too much sodium
Not drinking enough water
Not getting enough sleep
Eating too much meat
Eating too much sugar
Drinking too much alcohol
Too much sitting
There are things you can do to help prevent damaging your kidneys. Some of them are obvious opposites to some of the above problems such as drinking more water. The best starting case would be to start drink one-half ounce of water for every pound you weight. This will make your kidneys strong.
Another way to help out the kidneys is to take probiotics. Taking good bacteria help the digestive process more efficient. It will improve your gut by processing waste while improving quality of life.
One way to save your kidneys that many are unfamiliar with is by lowering your phosphorus intake. There are a ton of foods that have phosphorus in it but many don’t think about such as in soft drinks that are carbonated. In taking too much can lead to heart disorders and bone disorders as well.
Trying to avoid anti-inflammatory and pain reliving drugs will also help your kidneys. These types of drugs can cause serious problems such as creating kidney cancer.
There are also benefits of taking bath in Epsom salt. The reason I first starting taking them was to help with the inflammation in my legs after training legs. I later found out that it was also helping remove toxins and waste while boosting my kidneys.
Lastly there are several foods that you can eat to help support your kidneys. Many berries will help such as cranberries, blueberries, strawberries. Several other foods include olive oil, onions, Garlic, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower and apples.