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4 Best Foods You Didn't Know Are Actually Damaging Your Kidneys (Photos)

1 pound of butter

Saturated fats, such as those found in butter, raise your risk of heart disease. Heart disease, according to the National Renal Foundation, is a key risk factor for kidney illness and vice versa. Reduce your saturated fat consumption and your risk of heart and kidney disease by eating less butter, lard, and shortening.

2. Soda

Sodas, in addition to providing calories and sugar, contain phosphorus-containing compounds, particularly in dark-colored sodas.

Phosphorus is added to many foods and beverages during manufacturing to improve flavor, extend shelf life, and avoid discolouration.

This additional phosphorus is absorbed more readily by your body than natural, animal-based, or plant-based phosphorus. As a result, on a renal diet, sodas, particularly dark sodas, should be avoided.

3. Vegetables in Cans

While veggies are healthy, canned vegetables typically have a high salt content. When you have too much salt in your system, your kidneys have a hard time removing excess fluid from your bloodstream. Replace canned veggies with fresh or frozen vegetables whenever possible, or rinse canned vegetables with water before cooking to lower salt content.

Meat and dairy products

Because animal protein from meats and dairy products is difficult to process, it can cause kidney injury. This puts a lot of strain on the kidneys, making it difficult for them to eliminate waste. A high-protein diet can aggravate or induce renal issues. Furthermore, research demonstrate that switching from an animal-based to a plant-based diet has numerous health benefits. Plant foods with a variety of colors are nutritious powerhouses that can help avoid chronic disease.

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