- Drinking coffee
5. Less animal protein
Foods high in animal protein increase your chances of forming two types of stones (uric acid and calcium oxalate). So be careful not to eat too much of these:
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6. Avoid Vitamin C Supplements
High doses of Vitamin C taken daily can cause calcium oxalate kidney stones, so being careful when taking this supplement. You can still eat food with Vitamin C in it.
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7. Herbal Remedies
If you are into more natural remedies, try Chanca Piedra, which is an herbal kidney and gallbladder stone breaker. It is a folk remedy and thought to help stop calcium-oxalate stones from forming.
If you decide to use it, please be mindful that this and other remedies may not be well-regulated or researched for the prevention of kidney stones.
In conclusion, nobody wants to experience the pain that is a kidney stone. These seven ways can help prevent your first kidney stone or avoid a recurring one.
Whichever the case, following a well-balanced diet, including exercise, can help you and I succeed on this journey. Now, the next time you are grocery shopping make sure you read those labels and use this list to help you find the right foods for you.