5 Drinks to Keep Your Kidneys Clean

1. Wine

No kidding, drinking a moderate amount of wine has been found to lower your risk of kidney disease by about 37%. And among people who already have kidney disease, those who drink somewhat less than one glass of wine per day are 29% less likely to have accompanying cardiovascular disease.

Take your wine in moderation, though. Drinking too much is going to do just the opposite of what you hope to achieve. Not only is it dehydrating, it also has an adverse effect on kidney function and can raise your blood pressure.

Stick to one glass a day or less to reap the benefits without doing more damage to your kidneys. In regard to this study, there doesn’t seem to be a difference between red and white wine, though red wine does contain a compound called resveratrol which is thought to improve heart health as well.

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