Consuming An Unhealthy Diet

As with many bad habits, an unhealthy diet poses risks to kidneys in various ways. An unhealthy diet frequently leads to diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, which has a direct correlation to kidney failure. Incidentally, one-half of diabetic patients studied also suffer from kidney malfunction.

Additionally, the lack of vital nutrients that often accompanies an unhealthy diet prevents the kidneys from functioning adequately. For instance, vitamin B6 and magnesium which are critical to kidney health are seldom found in unhealthy foods. On the other hand, a diet rich in green, leafy vegetables and low in sodium will help prevent kidney problems.

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