Today’s health tip: 5 Steps to prevent kidney stones

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By limiting certain foods in the diet, a person may be able to prevent kidney stones developing.

To avoid a recurrence of kidney stones, or to prevent them developing in the first place, people should drink plenty of water.

Also, limit salt and animal protein, limit foods high in oxalates, and be cautious about taking too much calcium in supplements.

Don’t drink beverages like Cola is high in phosphate, another chemical which can promote the formation of kidney stones

Eating large amounts of protein also reduces a chemical in urine called citrate. It prevents the formation of stones in kidneys

Fruit juices help to reduce or block the formation of stones due to naturally occurring citrate. Good sources of citrus include lemons, oranges, and grapefruit.