Your kidneys are the body’s star toxin-filtering team and need your support to do their job well. Because detoxing is their prime directive, you don’t need to feed them any trendy detox aid or supplement. You just need to make sure you stay properly hydrated. However, keep in mind that not all drinks are created equal in terms of kidney health.
Following are the five best drinks to keep your kidneys clean and happy. Start pounding more of them now because kidneys do more than just filter waste. They also help maintain a healthy blood pressure, keep your bones strong by producing vitamin D, make red blood cells, and balance the body’s pH level. We told you this is an all-star team!
No kidding, drinking a moderate amount of wine has been found to lower your risk of kidney disease by about 37%. And among people who already have kidney disease, those who drink somewhat less than one glass of wine per day are 29% less likely to have accompanying cardiovascular disease.
Take your wine in moderation, though. Drinking too much is going to do just the opposite of what you hope to achieve. Not only is it dehydrating, it also has an adverse effect on kidney function and can raise your blood pressure.
Stick to one glass a day or less to reap the benefits without doing more damage to your kidneys. In regard to this study, there doesn’t seem to be a difference between red and white wine, though red wine does contain a compound called resveratrol which is thought to improve heart health as well.