What Diabetes Does to Your Kidneys
The kidneys job is to filter waste products from the blood. According to The American Heart Association, “High levels of blood sugar make the kidneys work harder to do their job of filtering, which over time can damage them so that they start to leak small amounts of protein (albumin) into the urine.” High blood sugars strain the kidneys because they start to process an excess amount of blood. This overworks the kidneys, and it eventually can cause them to malfunction. At this time, with only minor kidney damage, there are no detectable symptoms. Many people in the early stages of kidney damage do not know that it is occuring.
However, a high-sugar diet is by far the biggest risk factor.
Like processed foods, it’s common knowledge that sugary foods are best avoided.
But in the case of Candida, high blood sugar levels can increase your risk of yeast infection, too.
- Avoid these foods:
- Fruit juices
- All sugars (sugar cane, molasses, maple syrup, honey, and all varieties of corn syrup)
Along with the obvious culprits, sugar can be in places you’d least expect. Make sure to check labels for all types of sugar and avoid those foods.