Be aware of the list of foods to avoid kidney stones | youknowhealth

What is kidney stone?

A kidney stone is a hard mass of salts and minerals that form in the kidney. Sometimes painful kidney stones are formed due to the consumption of certain foods and drinks. There are various types of kidney stones which include calcium, uric acid, and cystine.

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If you have some kidney stone related issues then you must consult with a doctor to know which type of stone is formed in your kidney or if you want to be aware of all the types of kidney stones then you should read this article. 
Here I provide the list of foods to avoid kidney stones as a precautionary step.

Calcium oxalate stones

Calcium oxalate stones are very common. These are formed when calcium in your urine combine with oxalate which is found naturally in many food items.

    Most of the plants contain oxalate naturally. So it is almost unavoidable to eat them completely. But some of them contain high amount of oxalate which you can limit easily in your diet.
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Okra
  • Cocoa powder
  • Beats
  • Spinach
  • Almonds and cashews
  • Grits
  • wheat cearels
  • Rhubarb
  • French fries
  • Sweeteners


If you consume a lot of sodium which is an ingredient in salt, can raise calcium level in your urine. That calcium combines with oxalate form stone in kidney. So it is advisable that you should limit consuming fast foods, packaged meats, canned foods, condiments in your diet list.

Vitamin C

Consuming too much Vitamin C can produce oxalate which leads to form stones. So try to avoid too much Vitamin C supplements in your diet plan.

Animal protein

High consumption of animal protein can increase the formation of kidney stone. So try to limit pork, beef, eggs, fish, and cheese in your food menu.

Be aware of the list of foods to avoid kidney stones | youknowhealth
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Cola drinks

Avoid cola drink as it contains high amount of phosphate which promotes the formation of stones in the kidney. Added sugar like added sucrose or added fructose in soft drinks may increase the risk of kidney stones. So you should check the amount of added sugar level before intake.

The bottom line

Kidney is a very important organ in our body. So we must ensure some food safety in order to keep it healthy in the long run.

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