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The natural remedies for kidney stones:
1. Drinking enough water and plenty of hydrating fluids (like herbal tea, water or fruit-infused water) is even more important if you have a sodium-heavy diet. While fluid intake varies depending on your size, diet, location and how much you work out, try to drink about 1 glass every hour.
2. Fresh foods that promote healthy kidney function include bananas, leafy greens of all kinds (and fresh-squeezed veggie juice), sprouted legumes, sprouted grains, fish and small amounts of pasture-raised poultry.
3. Vitamin E-rich foods — Berries, olive oil, almonds, avocado and squash are a few of the best sources of antioxidant vitamin E, which helps balance levels of oxalates and other toxins in the body.
4. Alkaline foods — foods that are acidic in nature and help balance the body’s pH level, like lemon or apple cider vinegar, can help the body pass kidney stones. 5. Magnesium and potassium-rich foods — Consuming plenty of magnesium and potassium can help balance calcium levels in the body, so include lots of leafy green veggies, cruciferous veggies, melon, bananas and avocado in your diet.
On the other hand, here are some foods that can contribute to kidney stone symptoms:
1. Sugary foods 2. Regular unsprouted grains or refined grains — Most grain products (including flour and products like cereal, bread, rolls, cake, etc.) contribute to kidney stones because they have high levels of anti nutrients, including phytic acid.
3. Foods naturally high in oxalic acid — While all fruits and vegetables generally offer a variety of electrolytes and nutrients, some that can increase oxalate buildup in people prone to kidney stones include: spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, celery, grapefruit/grapefruit juice, sweet potatoes, peanuts, almonds, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, parsley and cocoa.
4. Processed meats and cold cuts — Processed meat can cause the body to excrete calcium, which means more is sent to the kidneys where it can build up and form stones.
5. Caffeine and alcohol — Both are dehydrating and can be difficult to digest, which can make kidney stones worse.
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