Kidney stones are mineral crystals in urine deposits in the kidneys and may move to the ureter. Unexpected onset and pain can sometimes be unbearable. Coupled with excessive intake of the following diet, the risk of developing kidney stones increases. Therefore, you should pay attention to the following foods.
High Sodium Food
The composition of salt is sodium. If you eat too much salt, it also means taking too much sodium. Excess sodium increases calcium deposits in the urine and induces the formation of kidney stones. In daily life, canned food, instant food, meat, seasonings, etc., we recommend discussing with dietitian how to take salt moderately, reduce the burden of kidney function and reduce urine protein.
Here are some tips for a low sodium diet
If you are eating outside. You should choose something with less slat.
Home-cooked dishes, using natural spices and flavors of ingredients instead of salt.
Take more fresh food and less processed food, such as canned food, noodles, and sausages.
Don’t just look at the price list, but also pay attention to nutrition labeling. Remember to reduce intake of sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, baking powder, disodium bicarbonate ( Disodium Phosphate, Monosodium Glutamate, MSG, Sodium Alginate Alginate, Sodium Nitrate, or Sodium Nitrite, these are hidden sodium.
Foods rich in oxalate
Oxalate prevents the body from absorbing calcium. Therefore, the calcium content in the urine increases and the lack of water intake can cause kidney stones.
The following foods are rich in oxalic acid.
Nuts such as walnuts
Bean products such as tofu
Foods rich in animal protein
Excessive intake of animal protein increases the concentration of Uric Acid in the body and reduces the content of citrate, which prevents the formation of stones. Too much uric acid and too little citric acid can increase the risk of kidney stones. Discuss with dietitian how to moderate intake of animal proteins such as meat, milk and their products to supplement the body’s nutrition. Avoid excessive intake.