Kidney Stone diet

Kidney stones are crystals that can form in our kidneys and urinary tract. When they get stuck, they can cause severe pain in the back, abdomen or groin.

The most common type of stone (80%) is made of calcium oxalate. It’s believed that oxalate-rich foods promote stone formation while calcium-rich foods do not. Those with calcium oxalate stones may benefit from eating less oxalate-rich foods.

Generally, foods that are high in oxalate include certain vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Oxalate is mostly found in plant foods so meats are generally safe. Some also recommend eating less sodium-rich foods.

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About This Diet

Foods that are restricted include:
Salt and high-salt foods.
Beans including soy products.
Chocolate.
Tea.
Some nuts and seeds.
Potatoes.

Foods that are OK include:
Meat and animal products.
Dairy.
Coffee.

Note: Consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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