• Kidney Stones Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
Diet and Nutrition of Kidney Stones

You may reduce your risk of Kidney stones if you:

  • Drink water throughout the day: Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water. But if you already have Kidney stones, if you live in a hot, dry climate or you exercise frequently, you may need to drink even more water to produce enough urine. Drink enough so as to keep your urine clear.
  • Eat fewer oxalate-rich food: If you have a tendency towards calcium oxalate stones, avoid food rich in oxalates which include rhubarb, beets, okra, spinach and other dark leafy vegetables, cauliflower, brinjals (eggplant), tomatoes, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, nuts, tea, chocolate and soy products.
  • Choose a diet low in salt and animal protein: Reduce the amount of salt you eat and choose non-animal protein sources, such as legumes while avoid meat and milk and milk products.
  • Continue eating calcium-rich food, but use caution with calcium supplements. Calcium in food doesn't have an effect on your risk of kidney stones, but eat them in moderation.