Did you know the health of your kidneys is paramount to every organ in your body functioning at a top level?
If you want to live longer and healthier, keep your kidneys strong. It’s not a choice, it’s a necessity. And strange as it may seem, they assure your brain of getting more of the necessary vitamins and oxygen critical to its good health. The kidneys also garner a more rapid response from your immune system when healthy sugar levels prevail in your blood.
Weighing about five ounces each, a single kidney is about the size of the palm of your hand. These twin organs do more active off-loading of toxins and poisons than any other organ when they take on the heavy lifting by filtering all of your blood in your body every 15 to 60 minutes. Imagine for a minute what that means. Knowing this, you might need to rethink how much water you drink in the course of a 24 hour period. If your kidneys are clogged, waste collects and blood disease can set in. A risk not worth taking when the preventive care is so simple.
Your kidneys also regulate your blood pressure. Did you know that hypertension or high blood pressure is the leading cause of kidney disease? Again, if your kidneys aren’t working like they should they can cause high blood pressure and high blood pressure can cause your kidneys to function inefficiently. It goes back to that old which comes first the chicken or egg story.
They also are important because they make sure that water, electrolyte and acid/alkaline balance of the blood is in check. Since the kidneys remove toxins, water consumption is critical to facilitate the flushing of wastes out of the body. Ever noticed how your urine can have a strong odor and have the appearance of dark yellow from time to time? This your clue sign that your body needs a lot more good water.
Lastly, kidneys regulate and control production of red blood cells. There is a balance created within your bloodstream that is needed to support countless internal functions. When you get out of balance or your red blood cell count wavers drastically, your overall bodily functions start breaking down and disease has an open door. Red blood cells carry oxygen to every single cell in your body. Your kidneys and red blood cells deserve all the respect you can give them to keep that door shut to undesirable invaders.
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