Kidney stones have become increasingly common and they usually effect people aged 30 to 60 years. To avoid getting kidney stones follow these simple dietary changes which include increasing the fluid intake and limiting certain types of food.
High fluid intake : Fluid plays a major role in every kidney stone diet. Increasing your fluid intake will help prevent the formation of stones by diluting your urine. It will reduce the concentration of minerals in your body such as calcium, phosphate and oxalate.
Low sodium intake : A high sodium intake increases the risk of stone formation by increasing the calcium levels and decreasing citrate levels. Processed foods tend to contain high amounts of salt, so choose low sodium options whenever possible.
Animal Protein : Animal protein in meat products increase the risk of stone by increasing calcium oxalate and uric acid levels in urine, all three of these increase the risk of stones.
Low oxalate : Though most of the previous recommendations will help naturally counteract the effects of oxalates in your body. You can also eliminate high oxalate foods from your diet, such as black tea, few grains, nuts and few vegetables.
Follow these simple diet rules to prevent kidney stones and remember stay hydrated.