5. Sodas and Energy Drinks
They taste good and deliver a blast of sugary energy, but these beverages are extremely problematic. There is no redeeming health value to sodas and energy drinks, so eliminating them from your diet entirely is one of the best things you can do to immediately relieve strain on your kidneys and improve your overall health.
These drinks are simply loaded with caffeine and sugar or artificial sweetener, as well as some dangerous colorings and chemicals. Not only is caffeine a diuretic, but the insane level of sugar you consume with just one soda or energy drink is simply too much for any one day. The kidneys are forced to excrete a lot of it in urine – which is a good failsafe – but over time, high blood sugar levels will damage kidney tissue and affect their ability to filter blood.