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What Is The Best Water For Good Kidney Health?

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By Matt Stimpson |  Published

Our kidneys are a vital organ in our bodies, helping to remove toxins from our blood and remove waste and excess fluids to keep us fit and healthy. Given they’re so essential to the health of each of us, we should do all we can to help them do their job – and drinking water is undoubtedly the best thing you can do. Here we’ll look into which water is best for kidney health and other good drinks as well as ones to avoid.

What do your kidneys do?

The kidneys' main job is to filter your blood to remove any waste products and toxins (alcohol for example) your body doesn't need. They also keep the number of electrolytes and water in your body constant. Whatever the kidneys filter or flush out is then diverted into your bladder, which finds its way out when you pee. Both of our kidneys filter around 200 litres of fluid every 24 hours and get rid of between 1 and 1.5 litres of urine each day.

Why are they so important?

Our kidneys are one of the essential organs in our bodies. Without them, all the toxins and excess fluids would build up, leading to kidney failure. But besides this life-saving filtration, they also release hormones that help regulate your blood pressure, help produce Vitamin D for healthy bones and muscles, and control red blood cell production from our bone marrow.

What’s the best water for good kidney health?

Whatever type of water you drink can only benefit your kidneys and overall health. Carbonated water is as effective at keeping you hydrated, refreshed, and kidney-happy as ordinary tap water as long as it doesn't contain potassium or phosphorous additives.

But, fizzy water can be a lot more expensive to keep buying while tap water can put you off drinking too much, if any, due to the potential for certain bad tastes or odours that might come with it. To alleviate those problems, your best choice of water to drink for good kidney health is filtered water.

The type of water that’s been naturally filtered through underground limestone and includes a high content of essential minerals and nutrients. In fact, the kind of water that’s bottled at the source for our range of bottled water coolers.

What drinks should you avoid?

Besides water, there are plenty of other drinks you can try for good kidney health. Tea, coffee, and milk are good, but check what’s in them as some can contain not-so-kidney-friendly ingredients. Fruit juice is also good, but avoid grapefruit juice as it could disrupt certain medication. You should also avoid coconut water as it can contain high amounts of potassium (and possibly sugar too).

Pure-filtered water for good kidney health

Pure, naturally-filtered water is the best thing you can drink for good kidney health. And installing a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and convenient bottled water cooler can be the best way to get it. Call the Thirsty Work customer service team today on 01392 877 172, or email and you can start your no-obligation 10-day free trial to see how beneficial it really is for your kidney health.