Rx for kidneys?
Exercise and healthy beverages seem to be the best way to keep the kidneys healthy. Drinking one or more servings of sugarsweetened drinks a day was linked to a 23 percent increase in kidney stone risk in a group of nearly 195,000 persons enrolled in three major long-term studies. Frequent drinkers of orange juice, coffee, tea, even wine and beer in the study had a lessened risk of the painful stones. Meanwhile, another group of researchers reported that moderate exercise—no more than three hours of brisk walking weekly—seemed to reduce postmenopausal women’s risk for developing kidney stones.
Compounds in orange juice may keep kidney stones from forming.