1. Artificial Sweeteners
If you are relying on artificial sweeteners in an effort to reduce your sugar consumption, you aren’t actually doing your body any favors. While opinions are mixed on the overall safety of these sugar substitutes, we know that just two diet sodas per day will cause a decline in kidney function.
Some studies have concluded that people who use artificial sweeteners in their beverages don’t actually take in less sugar overall, but if you still want to use a sugar substitute, stevia is your best option.
Stevia is a natural herbal extract that has been used in South America for hundreds of years with no reported adverse effects.
Each of the foods and food additives on our list are best eaten in moderation because of the load they put on your kidneys.
Most are not necessarily dangerous if you have healthy kidney function, but are definitely not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with kidney disease.
And because the kidneys play such a vital role in detoxifying the body, it makes good sense to take care of them while you can.