Kidney stones are hard masses that form from crystals in the urine. According to the National Kidney Association: “ Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. lt is thought that 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.
1. 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.
2. Reduce animal protein foods.
3. 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.
4. 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 filtered water before bed and if you wake up during the night, drink another glass before going back to bed.
Kidney stone remedy:
1 Tbsp raw and organic apple cider vinegar
5 cups filtered water
Drink throughout the day until you notice some relief
Note: Please consult your health practitioner or a qualified expert before changing your diet.
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