Your kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs located in your lower back which are your body's filtration system, cleaning wastes and extra fluids from your body and producing urine and balancing chemicals that are necessary for your body to function. Healthy kidneys functions are to:

  • Clean and filter your blood
  • Produce urine
  • Produce hormones
  • Control blood pressure
  • Keep bones strong

Following a kidney-friendly diet, managing health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension and not smoking may help your kidneys function better and longer.