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Fix Acid Alkaline Imbalance — One of the Ways to Improve Kidney Function

Alka­line Diet Pro­tects Your Kidneys

The typ­i­cal west­ern diet is too high in acid-producing foods like meat and sugar and too low in fruits and vegetables.

That’s the health chal­lenge that kid­ney spe­cial­ist Nim­rit Goraya, MD of the Texas A&M Health Sci­ence Cen­ter sought to address in her lat­est research.

A diet too high in acid-forming foods places an undue load on the kid­ney. Dr. Goraya hypoth­e­sized that a diet rich in fruits and veg­eta­bles, or sup­ple­men­ta­tion with acid-neutralizing sodium bicar­bon­ate, would pro­tect those at risk from fur­ther kid­ney damage.

Sure enough, over a three year period, indi­vid­u­als who bal­anced their dietary acids main­tained much bet­ter kid­ney func­tion than those who didn’t.

What This Means For You

You could wait until your kid­neys have already lost some of their fil­ter­ing power before you worry about the acid-alkali bal­ance of your diet.

Or you could begin now to pro­mote bet­ter inter­nal health by avoid­ing acid-forming foods like meat and sugar and switch­ing to a diet higher in fruits and vegetables.

It will pro­tect your kid­neys (and other inter­nal organs) from long term stress.

And while you’re at it, don’t use sodium bicar­bon­ate to sup­ple­ment your diet. Use potas­sium and mag­ne­sium sup­ple­ments instead. They buffer your body’s acids too, plus you get other ben­e­fi­cial effects as a bonus.

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2 Responses to “Fix Acid Alkaline Imbalance — One of the Ways to Improve Kidney Function”

  1. George Blomme says:

    Thanks for the good con­cise arti­cle on the poten­tial dan­ger to the kid­neys of eat­ing a lot of meat and sugar. Our diets, as pointed out in this and many other arti­cles in recent years, should be focused on fruits and veg­eta­bles. So we should be cog­nizant of more green gro­cer type of food, and fewer burgers.

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