March is National Kidney Month, which means that it is time to spread awareness about the risks of kidney disease and how you can keep your kidneys healthy! Ever since 2011, kidney disease has ranked as the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Incredibly, there are more than 20 million adults in the U.S. that are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and yet most of these people have no idea that their kidneys are in danger.
New research indicates that eating and drinking calcium and oxalate-rich foods together during a meal is a better approach than limiting oxalate entirely because oxalate and calcium are more likely to bind to one another in the stomach and intestines before the kidneys begin processing, making it less likely that kidney stones will form.
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