Reason 9: You protect vital organs
Swedish researchers have reported that being overweight triples the risk of chronic renal failure (CRF), a gradual, irreversible
loss of kidney function. The researchers estimate that obesity causes 11 percent of CRF cases in women. Likewise, having a
higher BMI increases the risk of gallbladder disease, according to researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Make one change: To keep kidneys healthy, swap sodas for sparkling water flavored with lime or lemon.