Body cells in general die for two reasons: first, when they don't get all the necessary substances they need; second when something that they don't need poisons them.
The latest health research studies have maintained that the best form of wholesome functional, and balanced nutrition comes from a variety of plant foods. Scientists have evidence regarding the long term negative effects of animal protein rich diet to our kidneys and to our body as a whole. Plant protein, such as soy is safer for the kidneys and is good substitute for animal protein. Good nutrition for our total body systems is the same good nutrition for our kidneys. Every time we take food, it contributes to either health or disease.
This picture shows the exact healthy foods to be eaten with the combination of go, grow and glow foods.
DRINK ENOUGH WATER EVERY DAY:
Since water is the body's official transport system, its adequate amount is very important. Every life giving element contained in the blood such as oxygen, food nutrients and special substances such as hormones, could never reach the destination without water. In addition, waste products of metabolism could not be eliminated and would build up in the body. In fact, without water one could not breathe. Before oxygen and carbon dioxide could pass in and out of the blood, respectively, they must first dissolve in a thin film of water that lines each air sac in the lungs. So much injury could happen to many organs and individual cells, in particular, when there is very little amount of water taken in. However, these injuries are often prevented because no less than the kidneys would have the most exhaustive effort in troubleshooting this problem. As explained earlier, the kidney's ability to dilute urine does not require much labor than their ability to concentrate it. To concetrate urine is the kidney's way of releasing more solutes while holding more water so that the body's balance of water and chemical constituents will always be at its right proportion. To lessen the workload of the kidneys, it is very important to drint sufficient amount of water.
HOW MUCH WATER DO WE HAVE TO DRINK EVERY DAY?
The amount of water we have to take depends on the estimated amount of fluids that is lost from the body. The body loses water in four major ways:
1. through the kidneys in the form of urine.
2. from the skin as perspiration
3. from the lungs as moistened breath
4. from the colon as water moistened stool
Fluid loss depends on body temperature and physical activity. In an average temperature, an adult loses approximately 2,320 ml of water daily. In hot weather and also when one has a fever approximately 3,320 ml is lost; while during heavy exercise, the amount of water lost is 6, 620 ml. Normally, 2 liters of water or approximately eight 250 ml glasses are needed every day. Some unqualified amount of fluid from our food is an addition.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DRINK WATER?
MAKE SURE WATER IS PURE AND CLEAN
Whether or not the water looks clear is no guarantee that it is pure and clean. Gone are the days when people just get water directly from a flowing stream, or a well, or even drink directly from faucets without fear of contamination. Today, we have a fair different scenario. We have to exert efforts to make sure that the water we drink is pure and clean. We fear that in the next two or three days generations, the problem of water pollution worldwide may seem to have no solution. Man's increased awareness of the harmful effects of polluted water compels him to use bottled purified or mineral water for drinking. It is sad to note that water like air which is supposed to be free, is now at a cost. Bottled water and purified drinking water stations have cropped up and are making good business. In many localities the cost of drinking water per liter has even overtaken the cost of gasoline. The fact remains that in most cases we do not have a choice. Water in cities and highly industrialized places is exposed to pollutants from industrial chemical wastes. Those living in farmlands are more exposed to chemicals from fertilizers or weed killers that seep into the soil and contaminate the water table.
People living along the shore are always exposed water with higher salt content. Meanwhile, some people unknowingly take hard water, which is water with a very high mineral content. The absence of trees as a result of deforestation has resulted to floods that have caused the spread of many diseases. In one way or another these factors contribute to the development of kidney diseases.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER
1.From bottled water:
it is best advised that the choice of a reliable brand be considered. You can have a choice of mineral or distilled water.
2.From Purified drinking water stations:
3. From Natural Springs and wells far from commercial farms
4.Have your own purifying system at home.
Choose purifiers that do not only remove solid particles, solutes or germs, but can also remove liquid chemicals or solvents that mix with water. These chemicals can pass even though microfilters.
HAVE YOUR SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER METICULOUSLY ANALYZED.
I am just sharing what I have read from a book to give you some important informations of being healthy.
From the book: Caring for the Filters
by: Pearle T. Pagunsan, M.D.
and Hazel Chua-Pagunsan, M.D.