Pathologist, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa has reiterated the need for regular water consumption, noting that, it is one major way of maintaining healthy kidneys.
He said the urine an individual passes is mostly a reflection of their state of hydration, “if you are not drinking water, you begin to realize your urine gets colored. If you notice color in your urine, then maybe you are not drinking enough water,” he explained.
He said, to maintain healthy kidneys, a person is advised to drink at least two to three litres of fluid daily, “if we say fluid, it’s not only water; soup and juices add up to make three litres” he stated.
Professor Akosa said the kidney receives twenty-five percent of blood pumped to various parts of the body at any given time, adding that, it also extracts nutrients from everything we consume and eliminates everything it does not need.
He made these comments on the #StayAlive segment of HSTV’s Morning Show,#HealthyMorning, talking to HSTV’s Cecil Lee Longdon about the kidneys; their functions and how they can be maintained in healthy states.