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Six Foods You're ingesting every day that are slowly damaging your kidneys

The kidneys, which are bean-shaped organs, perform a wide variety of functions, including filtering the blood, eliminating waste through the production of urine, producing hormones, controlling the levels of minerals and water in the body, and much more. On the other hand, there are certain foods that you consume on a daily basis that are steadily causing harm to your kidneys due to the high proportion of chemical compounds that they contain. These chemical compounds have a negative impact on the kidneys and cause them to deteriorate over time. The following is a list of foods that are recommended by Healthline.

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1. A significant amount of protein can be found in red meat. Even though eating enough protein to build, repair, and keep your body healthy is beneficial, eating an excessive amount of protein might put a strain on your kidneys.

2. Avocados are a good source of potassium, which is a mineral that controls how well our muscles and nerves function in our bodies. Potassium is not only important for ensuring that your fluid, electrolyte, and pH levels are all in appropriate balance, but it also plays a part in ensuring that your heart beats regularly. A common complication of renal disease is hyperkalemia, which is medical terminology for excessive potassium levels in the blood. Hyperkalemia can be diagnosed based on the presence of symptoms such as nausea, weakness, numbness, and a slow heart rate.

3. Oxalates, the mineral that are found in peanuts, are a component in the formation of kidney stones. The most typical form of kidney stones are those that are composed of calcium oxalate crystals. If you've ever had a kidney stone composed of calcium oxalate, reducing the amount of oxalate-containing foods you eat may assist you from developing another kidney stone.

4. Consuming processed meats regularly can damage your kidneys due to the high levels of salt and protein that they contain. If you want to reduce weight, try eating whole meats that are made from slimmer cuts of beef.

5. Other critical organs in the body, in addition to the liver, include chemical substances that are known as purines. Purines are found in high concentrations in meat. When there is an excess of purine in the system, uric acid can crystalize in the joints or form stones in the kidneys. Both of these conditions can be painful.

6. Canned veggies have a high salt content, despite the fact that canned vegetables have many health benefits, and this is despite the fact that vegetables have numerous health benefits. If your blood salt levels are too high, your kidneys will have a harder difficulty filtering excess water out of your blood. This will cause your blood pressure to rise. Before incorporating pre-packaged veggies into a dish, you should give them a thorough washing in water, even if you have access to fresh or chilled vegetables.

Source:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-to-avoid-with-kidney-disease

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-foods-are-bad-for-kidneys

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