One of the painful conditions that one can have is having kidney stones. There are several ways these stones are formed in the urinary tract. Calcium may combine with oxalate or the phosphorous content in the urine and form stones(1); and this generally happens in case these substances get excessively concentrated and become solidified resulting in formation of kidney stones(1). Apart from this, uric acid buildup can also result in kidney stones(2). This uric acid buildup can occur due to the protein metabolism. Well, the reasons for formation of kidney stones may be many; but the person suffering from kidney stones would be more interested in knowing about different ways to eradicate them; and diet plays a crucial role in it. There are some food types that can be beneficial in treating kidney stones. In this article we will talk about some of the fruits which are good for kidney stones.
These Fruits Are Good For Kidney Stones:
Citrus Fruits Good for Kidney Stones(3):
Citrus foods are good for kidney stones. So, it is essential for people suffering from kidney stones to take more of citrus fruits and their juices, such as oranges, grapefruit, lime and lemon. Citrus fruits help in reducing or blocking the stone formation because of the naturally occurring citrate content in them. Such citrate fruits have citric acid in it, which is an organic acid and that helps in preventing the calcium oxalate kidney stones.
Calcium Rich Fruits are Great for Kidney Stones(4):
Calcium rich fruits are also beneficial for kidney stones. Oranges are known to be one of the finest sources of calcium(5). Apart from oranges, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are also some other fruits that contain fair amount of calcium in them and are good fruits for kidney stones. They have more than 20 mg of calcium each.
Apart from these fruits some of the dry fruits, such as dried plums, dried pears, dried apricots and seedless raisins are also good fruits containing fair amount of calcium in them. You can add these fruits to your diet if you have kidney stones.
Fruits Rich in Magnesium Benefit Kidney Stones(6):
Magnesium is one crucial mineral that most people do not consume in adequate amount. Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in a lot of metabolic reactions within our body, including energy production as well as muscle movements. There are also evidences that magnesium might aid in preventing the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Bananas are loaded with magnesium and also potassium content in them and is a must fruit to be added to your diet to prevent kidney stone formation.
It is now known that some fruits can be really good for kidney stones and adding them to your diet could be beneficial if you are fighting kidney stones. But, apart from this you also need to follow many other things; such as taking plenty of water, reducing or eliminating sugar and excess of salt intake, avoiding drinking colas and limiting the consumption of animal proteins.
NOTE: In case you experience the symptoms of kidney stone or are being diagnosed with the same, do consult with your doctor about the best and worst foods and fruits for kidney stones and take the necessary treatment for the same.