Healthy living: 3 simple tips to keep your kidneys (and arteries) clean

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The calcium in yogurt and milk can lower your risk of blood pressure surges by 25%.

1. Drink water.

Dehydration can increase your risk of kidney problems by 20%. An easy way to incorporate more water into your day is to carry a BPA-free water bottle with you as much as possible–in your car, at your desk and even when you’re eating a meal.

2. Try yogurt or milk.

 Keep your blood pressure in check with 2 cups of yogurt and one glass of milk per day. The calcium in yogurt and milk can lower your risk of blood pressure surges by 25%.

3. Reduce salt.

Diets high in salt increase the risk of kidney stone, since extra salt in your diet pushes calcium into your kidneys, rather than into your bones, where it’s supposed to be. Try eating less processed food and substituting dried herbs as a food topping rather than table salt. (But not all salt is created equal!)

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