Your kidneys are critical for achieving Better Health. Every 30 minutes, your kidneys filter all the blood in your body. They remove waste, toxins, and excess fluid. Most people have two kidneys, but you can live with one (or less).
5 Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
Drink plenty of fluids (64 ounces of water daily) to help flush your kidneys.
Don’t smoke. Smoking slows blood flow to your kidneys, which can reduce their function.
Eat healthy, low-fat foods and exercise to reduce your risk of high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
Limit the use of over-the-counter painkillers, like ibuprofen and naproxen, as these drugs can harm your kidneys.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, be sure to have your kidney function monitored regularly.