Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Diet Chart For Kidney Stones Patients

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About Kidney Stone Diet

About Kidney Stone Diet

A kidney stone is a hard object that is made from chemicals in the urine. Urine has various wastes dissolved in it. When there is too much waste in too little liquid, crystals begin to form. The crystals attract other elements and join together to form a solid that will get larger unless it is passed out of the body in the urine.

Usually, these chemicals are eliminated in the urine by the body's master chemist: the kidney. In most people, having enough liquid washes them out or other chemicals in urine stop a stone from forming. The stone-forming chemicals are calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate. According to the type of stone, it is important to manage the diet to avoid complications.

If you have kidney stones, you may need to follow a special diet plan. Sometimes following a special diet plan may be enough to prevent you from forming more kidney stones. Other times, medications, in addition to a special diet plan, may be needed. Some doctors recommend the DASH Diet.

Please note that not all dietary recommendations benefit all types of stone formers. Talk with your doctor to find out what diet is right for you. You may be asked to make changes to the amount of salt (sodium), calcium, oxalate, protein, citrate, potassium and fluid in your diet. A registered dietitian can help you with making these changes.

We create a 7 Day diet chart for kidney stone patients in this diet plan, we include food items which exclude calcium oxalate. Also, include lots of juices such as coconut water and pomegranate juice. We also listed out meal timing for of a complete diet.

These healthy meals are listed after discussion with professional dietitians. We also list those foods that cause kidney stones, need to avoid while following this diet plan. In this Indian diet plan for kidney stone patients, you need to make some lifestyle changes also.

Diet Chart For Kidney Stone Problem

Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 paratha(aloo/gobhi/methi) with 2 tsp green chutney+1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 medium size pea
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 roti+brinjal sabji+1/2 cup rasam+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 bajra roti+lauki methi curry+1/2 cup cucumber salad
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)3 uthappam+2tsp methi chutney+1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)100gm musk melon
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM) 4 jowar roti+ 1/2 cup bitter gourd sabji+1/2 cup french beans curry+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 roti+1/2 cup colocasia(arbi) curry+1/2 cup cucumber salad
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup bajra upma with vegetables+1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)100gm pomegranate
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 roti+1/2 cup rasam+1/2 cup capsicum sabji
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 jowar roti+1/2 cup raw banana curry+1/2 cup cucumber salad
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Vegetable sandwich with 4 whole wheat bread slices+cucumber,tomato, onion,spinach/lettuce+1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)100 gm of pineapple
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 roti+1/2 cup rasam+1/2 cup ivy gourd(parmal) sabji+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 roti+1/2 cup tinda curry+ 1/2 cup cucumber salad
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)3 rice dosa+1/2 cup sambhar(less dal)+1tsp methi chutney+1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 banana
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)4 bajra roti+1/2 cup methi sabji +1/2 cup mooli curry+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 bajra roti+ 1/2 cup ridge gourd(thori) curry+1/2 cup cucumber salad
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)4 rice Idly+ 1/2 cup sambhar(less dal)+1 tsp coconut chutney+1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 medium size orange
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 roti+1/2 cup rasam+1/2 cup cabbage sabji+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 roti+1/2 cup bhindi curry+1/2 cup cucumber salad
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1/2 cup cornflakes in 1 glass milk(toned)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 medium size guava
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 roti+1/2 cup snake gourd sabji+1/2 cup rasam+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 1 cup green tea+2-3 biscuits
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 jowar roti+1/2 cup cauliflower curry + 1 cup cucumber salad

Do's And Dont's While Following Diet Plan for Kidney Stone

If you are suffering from kidney stones, you can start making some simple changes in your lifestyles and food habits which are mentioned below, along with the kidney stone diet plan mentioned above:


  1. Tomato with seed.
  2. Avoid drinking a lot of coffee/tea and alcoholic beverages
  3. More intake of sea foods and salty foods.
  4. Regular intake of Guavas.


  • Drink sufficient water
  • Take adequate amount of Calcium.
  • Limited amount of animal protein.
  • Food Items You Can Easily Consume in Kidney Stone

    1. Cereals: Brown rice, Oat meal, Brocken wheat, Ragi, Quinoa.
    2. Pulses: Chickpeas, Kidney beans, moong dal, masoor dal, soybeans.
    3. Vegetables: All gourds-bitter gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, ivy gourd, ladies finger, tinda,green leafy vegetables.
    4. Fruits: Custard Apple, Pears, Grape and Watermelon, Orenges and Apple.
    5. Milk and Milk products: Skim milk, Paneer, Cotage Cheese, Yoghurt.
    6. Meat, Fish and Egg: Lean Meat, Chicken Breast, Tuna, Salmon, Tilapia, Sword fish , Cod.
    7. Oil: 1.5 Tbsp/ day( Olive oil, Mustard Oil, Rice bran Oil, Canola oil
    8. Sugar: 1 Tsp/ day.

    Popular Questions & Answers

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