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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