One in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives”. To avoid kidney stones from forming, drinking a lot of fluids such as filtered water is highly recommended.
- Avoid foods high in oxalate: Peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, soybeans, soy milk, wheat germ and wheat bran, spinach, black tea, instant tea, rhubarb, beets, most dried beans, sweet potatoes and chocolate.
- Reduce animal protein foods.
- If you have kidney stones your doctor will recommend for you to cut down on salt and sodium you take. Limit the amount of salt (sodium), calcium, oxalate, protein, potassium and fluid in your diet. Your health practitioner will probably advise you to limit sodium to 2,000 milligrams each day.
- You also need to learn how to read the labels and avoid foods high in calcium. It is important that you learn from your health practitioner the right balance of calcium to eat.
Tip: Drink a glass of water before bed and if you wake during the night, drink another glass before going back to bed.
Try this juice to help you with kidney stones:
Lemon is high in citric acid, which is believed to help break-up calcium-based kidney stones.
Watermelon is one of the best fruit for kidney stones. It has the highest level of water among all types of fruits. Water is crucial when it comes to passing kidney stones. It is also high in potassium, which is a form of salt that helps dissolve the kidney stones. Watermelon is a diuretic and increases urine formation.
In addition to drinking as many glasses of water as you possibly can, drink 1 or 2 juices each day.
Juices contain citrates which will aid in the breakup of the stones.
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 apple
- 1 lemon
- 4 slices of watermelon
- 4 ice cubes
All ingredients must be organic.