Protecting Your Kidneys

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - by Water2Drink

Keeping your kidneys healthy and functional is crucial to life. Your kidneys may not get the attention that the heart or lungs do, but they should not be overlooked when focusing on improving your health.

Kidneys are two small, fist-sized organs shaped like beans (ever heard of “kidney beans”?) that are located just below the rib cage on either side of the spine. Kidneys play a vital role in the daily function of the body, so much so that nature gave us two of them in case one might be lost to injury.

With no kidney function, death occurs within a few days.

These powerhouse organs remove waste products and excess fluids from the body as urine. They also regulate salt, potassium and acid levels in the body, and produce hormones that influence the function of other organs. Blood is filtered through the #kidney: waste products, excess water and nutrients are filtered out and sent to the bladder. Kidneys filter about 200 quarts of fluids every day, removing approximately 2 quarts of waste and sending the remaining 198 quarts back into the body.

Water is vitally important to kidney health. Water initially helps to dissolve nutrients, but more importantly it ensures that waste products, bacteria and proteins don’t build up in the kidneys and bladder. This can lead to #kidneystones and dangerous infections. A leading cause of kidney stones is lack of water, which can also increase the risk of developing kidney disease. Water is the ideal source of fluids to support the kidneys, as it is readily available and free from calories, caffeine and alcohol.

You can improve your kidney #health and your overall wellness by increasing your water intake. This is easily achieved by carrying a water bottle filled with filtered water. Filtering your water with a Multipure Drinking Water System means that you will always have access to fresh water at home, and when out and about, at work or running errands. The entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems are NSF-tested and certified to reduce or remove the most contaminants, including emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds.

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