Ask A Doctor - What foods can I eat that won't cause kidney stones? - DesiMD Healthcare Services


hi, I haven't gotten a kidney stone before but I have recently been taking precaution,such as drinking lots of water, I have stopped drinking pop, and I am trying to stay away from salty foods. But what are some common foods that I can eat? thanks. - Asked by a u on 27-Oct-2014 02:28:03

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  • Answered by Dr. on 27-Oct-2014 13:04:32


    Kidney stones may be due to calcium or uric acid excess. Calcium stones can be caused by hyperparathyroidism, polycystic kidney or ovary. For calcium stones, avoid calcium rich tablets, antacid syrups, milk or milk products. Uric acid stones can be prevented by avoiding sprouts, tomatoes, braccoli, cabbage, meat etc. Take 7 litres of water every day and prevent dehydration.

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    Answered by Dr. Srividya Venigalla on 28-Oct-2014 06:17:00

    Drinking plenty of water and avoiding pop and low salt diet is a start. 

    Limit the foods containing oxalates like nuts, soy , tofu, beeries, beets, greens , lima beans , sweet potato etc .

    Avoid Vitamin C supplements.


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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 30-Oct-2014 03:53:19

    Hi, here is a comprehensive list giving what to avoid and what are the alternative foods - reviewed by Harvard: Foods High in Oxalate/ Low Oxalate Alternatives High:Nut Products (Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts) Low: Popcorn High: Potato Chips Low: Popcorn, Graham Crackers, Triscuits, Saltines High: Chocolate Chip Cookies Low: Oatmeal Cookies, Fig Bars, Popsicles, Pudding, Jello High: Rice Dream Low: Soy Milk High: Grapefruit, Oranges, Tangerines Low: Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melon, Mango, Nectarines High: Dates Low: Figs, Raisins High: Canned Pineapple Low: Canned Peaches, Canned Pears High: Dried Figs, Dried Pineapple Low: Dried Apricots, Apples or Cranberries High: Fava, Navy or Refried Beans Low: Soybeans, Mung Beans High: Spinach Lettuce, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts High: Turnip, Yams Low: Yellow Squash High: Asparagus Low: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower High: Collards Low: Kale, Mustard Greens High: Potatoes Low: White Rice, Macaroni & Cheese High: Cream of Wheat, Red River Cereal, Farina Cereal, Corn Grits Low: Oatmeal Cereal, Granola Bars High: French Toast, Pancakes Low: Cornbread, Eggs High: Clam Chowder, Lentil Soup, Miso Soup Low: Chicken Noodle Soup High: Cheeseburger Low: Hot Dog, Chicken Nuggets High: Lasagna Low: Macaroni & Cheese High: Peanut Butter Low: Apple Butter High: Tomato Sauce Low: Cream Sauce, Olive Oil, Mozzarella Cheese High: Blueberry Muffins Low: Oat Bran Muffin, Corn Bread
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