Friday, January 25, 2008

Cola Can Cause kidney Problems and These Drinks can Ease them

There are conclusions that Cola drinks are linked to kidney stones and other renal problems. Read the details:
Soda - Nutrition - Health Effects - New York Times

In fact, kidney problems may arise due to one or more of the following reasons:
1- Decreased kidney blood flow, which reduces kidney productivity with a resultant decreased urine excretion
2- Decreased protective colloids in the urine and this predisposes kidney for stone formation and inflammation
3- pH changes of the urine to a favorable environment for bacterial growth
4- Overdose of electrolytes

Are there drinks that may ease kidney problems or prevent them?
The answer is yes. There are some juices and drinks that are friendly dealing with the kidney, in both healthy and diseased conditions, these are:
1- Cranberry juice
2- Orange juice
3- Lemon juice
4- Apple juice
5- Carbonated drinks that contain Barley, Hops or both.

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