According to Healthline, ginger's powerful antioxidants can make their way through the bloodstream and into the kidneys, where they prevent free radicals from triggering potentially harmful chemical processes like the oxalic acid, which when combined with other salt molecules, can deposit itself as oxalate crystals, which can then become stones in the kidneys.
The metabolic processes taking place in the kidneys due to the presence of ginger's active molecules result in the elimination of bad cholesterol. The abnormal cell development triggered by free radicals is mitigated by ginger ingestion.
The potassium in ginger can help keep blood pressure steady. Ingesting adequate amounts of potassium helps keep the body from retaining excess sodium.
Ginger's vitamin and mineral content and other trace minerals help maintain proper renal cell activity and enough amounts of essential molecules necessary for kidney health. Ginger's ability to stimulate urination and protect against kidney infections can be attributed to the powerful antioxidants and other components it contains.
It would be remiss of me to gloss over the fact that ginger contains soluble fiber, which helps the kidneys regulate blood sugar by slowing down its removal.
A high dose of ginger, despite its numerous positive effects, can be harmful to the kidneys by increasing the load these already-overworked organs must carry in terms of waste clearance and cell upkeep. Ginger's therapeutic effects on the kidneys only become apparent at doses high enough to cause stomach upset.
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