Bad Foods for Kidney Stones

Harmful Foods  for Kidney Stones

The kidneys sift waste and salts from our system. When surplus of certain categories of wastes build up, the kidneys may not be able to filter it completely, thus those wastes can structure into crystal like stuff starting the beginning of Kidney Stones. As the crystals get bigger and mass together, that’s what creates the kidney stones. Eating the right foods in the right amounts will help to prevent kidney stones.

  • Foods High in Calcium

    Foods High in Calcium. Foods providing a plentiful supply of Calcium, which prevents the absorption of large quantities of oxalate from the intestine which would lead to an increase in its excretion in the urine. Example is spinach with a cheese gratin.

  • Foods Rich in Animal Protein.
    Foods High in Animal Protein

    A disproportionate eating of Animal Protein increases the risk of stone. Urine is acidified in excess and the excretion of oxalate, calcium and uric acid increases, while the emission of citrate that provides shield against stone formation is diminished.

  • Foods Rich in Sodium. The Sodium in food increases the hazard of stone formation, probably by increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. Sodium is found in common salt. a radical decrease of salt in diet leads to a decrease in urinary volume resulting in stone formation.
  • Foods Rich in Sugar.
    Foods High in Sugar

    These foods amplify the urinary excretion of calcium and thus probably also the hazard of Kidney Stone.


Purines bad for Kidney Stones

An elevated ingestion of purines can boost the quantity of uric acid in the urine. Those at risk for uric acid stones should reduce their intake of foods and beverages that contain purines.

  • The Foods High in Oxalate.
    The consumption of foods with high oxalate content should always be kept to a minimum. Examples are Spinach, Rhubarb, Beetroot, Chard and Nuts.

    Foods High in Oxalates

To eliminate the formation of calcium oxalate stones that affect approximately 75% of the Kidney Stone sufferers, oxalate intake needs to be reduced. Foods high in oxalate are:-

  1. Beets – tops, roots, greens
  2. Celery
  3. Collards
  4. Dandelion greens
  5. Eggplant
  6. Green Beans, snap, pod
  7. Kale
  8. Leeks
  9. Okra
  10. Parsley
  11. Parsnips
  12. Peppers, green
  13. Pokeweed
  14. Popcorn
  15. Potatoes
  16. Rhubarb
  17. Rutabagas
  18. Sorrel
  19. Spinach
  20. Squash, yellow, summer
  21. Swiss chard
  22. Tomato sauce, canned
  23. Turnip greens
  24. Watercress
  25. Yams

Fruits with high oxalate levels are:-

  1. Blackberries
  2. Blueberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Currants
  5. Dewberries
  6. Dried Figs
  7. Gooseberries
  8. Kiwi
  9. Lemon peel
  10. Lime peel
  11. Orange peel
  12. Raspberries, red and black
  13. Rhubarb
  14. Strawberries
  15. Tangerines

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