7 Foods You Didn’t Know Are Actually Harming Your Kidneys

Our kidneys are the often overlooked MVPs of our bodies. They are in charge of many essential tasks from filtering and excreting waste products to maintaining overall fluid balance, regulating blood pressure, keeping your bones healthy, and releasing hormones that make red blood cells, to name a few.

Our kidneys are tough and are equipped to handle a lot, even with all that we put them through regarding diet, medications, environmental toxins, etc. But even the healthiest of kidneys can be affected by something we do knowingly or otherwise.

Diet, for instance, is crucial. Certain foods are harmful to a kidney that is even slightly compromised, and certain other foods that we consider good for us can damage even a healthy kidney when consumed in excess. Here are 7 such foods you did not know are actually harming your kidneys.

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