Kidney Stone Beverages

Here are some kidney stone beverages and their potential benefits:

Lemonade -A wonderful drink to keep your kidneys hydrated and your urine diluted. The citrate in the lemons inhibits crystal formation that leads to stones. An everyday beverage of choice if plain water is just too bland for you. Doctors at the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center recommend lemonade over orange juice for increasing urinary citrate levels. Elevated citrate levels prevent calcium and oxalate from bonding.

Cranberry Juice -There is some debate as to its effectiveness in preventing the build-up of stones. I have had some interesting results that can be found here!

Coffee-The caffeine in coffee makes it a diuretic, but the increased fluid intake keeps the urine diluted; kind of a wash in my opinion if you are hydrated with other fluids throughout the day, ie.-water, lemonade, etc.

Beer-Also a diuretic, good for flushing kidneys. After spending the afternoon in the emergency room with nephrolithiasis, the attending doc told me to "Go home and have a beer or two". Good advice!

Wine-Diuretic...yes I know but I figure if I'm hydrating throughout the day and continue to hydrate after having some wine, I'll be fine. Moderation.

Alcohol-...See wine above. Moderation.

Tea-Stay away from tea in large quantities, especially if you are not hydrating your kidneys with other beneficial fluids. Oxalate is found in tea leaves and in the right kidney environment this binds to calcium, ergo...calcium oxalate stones.

This may be the best hot drink of all... vinegar and honey!

For more information on tea and renal calculi formation, visit this page.

And last, but not least...the best kidney stone beverage of all...

WATER!

The importance of drinking sufficient amounts of water can not be over emphasized. This is your ultimate cure and it demands a change in lifestyle and eating and drinking habits.

Most people are walking around dehydrated and don't even realize it. Dehydration causes all kinds of problems that can be easily remedied: dry skin, dry eyes, sore joints, poor digestion, brittle hair and nails, emotional disorders, etc.

Staying hydrated has all sorts of benefits in addition to reducing kidney stone formation: cold prevention, better digestion, overall feeling of well-being and more.

A healthy intake of fluids, especially water, is also recommended by physicians as a way to prevent further kidney stone formation.

Drink more water. You'll be glad you did!

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