Since March is National Kidney Month, it feels appropriate to shine some light how exactly hydration affects kidney health. The most recent CDC data reveals that kidney disease is in the top 10 leading causes of death in the US. Ensuring that your body is hydrated plays a big role in keeping your kidneys working properly.
Drinking plenty of fluids helps cleanse your body
Staying hydrated helps your kidneys function properly. In fact, ensuring that you drink plenty of fluids helps the kidneys also clear sodium, urea, and waste products. This can help lower the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
Staying hydrated helps prevent kidney stones
Dehydration makes your urine more concentrated with waste and minerals. Highly concentrated urine contains an excess of minerals leading to crystallization, affecting kidney function and contributing to kidney stones.
Hydration affects your blood pressure
When you don't drink enough fluids, your body tries to protect itself by retaining sodium. Your body needs to maintain a proper balance of sodium and water. Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure, which harms your kidneys function.
But don't overdo it
While it's important to stay hydrated, it's important to drink fluids in moderation. Drinking too much water, or losing excess sodium, can lead to a sodium and water imbalance called hyponatremia. An excess of water in the body can lead to abdominal bloating, swollen extremities, brain swelling, fatigue, and confusion.
Zevia is proud to be kidney-friendly. Our beverages contain no phosphate, potassium, or calcium additives. Stevia-sweetened with no artificial preservatives or sweeteners and containing no caramel color or artificial colors, Zevia products are created with the cleanest possible ingredients.
We are not medical doctors and cannot give medical advice. As always, we suggest consulting your doctor if you have any questions regarding your stevia consumption and any affects it may have on any pre-existing conditions.