What Foods May Cause Kidney Stones?

Q:
What foods may cause kidney stones?

A:
Kidney stones are not the real stones, they are hard deposits which are made of salts and minerals in your kidney. If the stones are very small, they may not cause symptoms, but when they grow to more than 5 millimeters, there will be some symptoms. Besides, kidney stones will not cause permanent damage to your body. They can be easily cured.

Some foods may lead to kidney stones:

  • Foods with less water.
  • Foods with high oxalic acid including chocolate, spinach, parsley, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, collards, eggplant, beets, celery, summer squash, refried beans, swiss chard, almonds.
  • Foods with too much calcium including milk, cheese, and some other dairy products.
  • Foods with too much refined sugar.
  • Foods high in fat including meat and other animal products.

If you have kidney stones, you should pay more attention to what you eat and what you drink.

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