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Reduce the salt, especially the one added, and replace it with herbs and spices.

Drink plenty of water, about two liters of water per day. This amount may vary in relation to sex, exercise, climate, health conditions, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Yes, even homemade and unsweetened herbal teas and teas, no soft drinks or fruit juices that provide unnecessary sugar (and calories) and may contain additives (phosphates or potassium) that are harmful to the kidneys.

Not smoking. Smoking increases blood pressure and accelerates the aging of the vessels by hindering circulation. Furthermore, smoking can increase the risk of kidney cancer as the substances contained in tobacco are eliminated in the urine.

Avoid the habitual use of drugs not indicated by the doctor, especially those for headaches, bone or joint pains.The Mediterranean diet is always cited as the perfect way to stay healthy. What’s it about? Download the “Nutrition and Health” manual for this and other answers.THE DIETICIAN

The role of the dietician is fundamental in case of renal diseases, initial, chronic or advanced. “Nutrition – concludes Fantuzzi – must be studied in collaboration with an expert professional in relation to the severity of the disease and the problems that may arise, especially by modifying the intake of proteins, phosphorus and potassium and possibly liquids, also correcting the lifestyle”.

Here are ten actions that each of us can take to help the planet, following the suggestions listed in the encyclical Laudato si ‘”on the care of our common home”, which Pope Francis signed on May 24, 2015.1) Differentiated

Once we threw everything together, without thinking too much about it. Today, separate collection is a virtuous behavior, on an individual and collective level, and also economically relevant. Differentiating wet, paper and cardboard, plastic, aluminum, glass, ferrous metals, first of all means decreasing the extraction of the corresponding raw materials and related production processes:

what was once considered waste, in short, today can become “raw material. second “. It also means to pollute less, because it allows to separate and then adequately dispose of all types of waste when there is no possibility of reuse.

This means reducing the materials that end up in landfills and incinerators, making it possible to reduce the associated CO2 emissions. Finally, differentiation feeds an increasingly important and environmentally sustainable recycling economy, which creates jobs (green jobs) and improves the quality of life for the community. (Andrea di Turi)2) Animals

Treat other living beings with care, we read in Laudato si ‘. Intensive farming, meat factories where animals are kept in unnatural conditions, subjected to deprivation and suffering, are among the activities that most contribute to the degradation of the planet. According to the FAO, the impact of these structures is unsustainable:

they are responsible for 14.5% of the global production of greenhouse gases (Ghg). One third of cereal production is then used as fodder, with a disadvantageous ratio of “food consumed to produce food”. High impact on water resources, for consumption but also for the pollution produced.

Animals forced to stand still for their entire existence and in overcrowded situations they get sick and are treated with large doses of drugs that end up in the aquifers. As for the exploitation of animals for experimentation, the use of methods (easier and cheaper) that involve suffering prevents the development of more reliable research models. (Barbara Uglietti)