Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their urine, but the fact of the matter is…urine is actually pretty important. Our body is constantly filtering our blood of impurities and cellular waste.
The main organ responsible for this filtering are the kidneys. The waste filtered by the kidneys then ends up in our urine.
What we find in our urine can tell us much about our overall health and about what conditions are going on in our bodies.
For instance, a positive result for leukocyte esterase can be indicative of a UTI (urinary tract infection). A condition which more than likely would require a trip to the doctor and antibiotics.
Maintaining an alkaline pH in the urine while a UTI is going on can help reduce bacterial activity and improve conditions of the UTI.
This alkaline pH can be achieved by eating lots of leafy green vegetables and other alkaline foods. Also drink plenty of water in order to flush out acids and improve kidney health.
In addition, other supplements such as natural cranberry juice and probiotics are a great way to help fight and prevent UTIs.
A simple pH test can help you determine what the acidity or of your urine is. Remember the more alkaline, the better.
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Elena Daisley is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MT, ASCP certified) with over 10 years of experience in the medical field. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Biology and Laboratory Science from the University of Central Florida. Elena enjoys helping others on their journey to healthier living.