Kidney Stone Treatments: Nutrition
If you suspect you have stones, visit your primary care provider or urologist.
If you've been diagnosed with stones and would like to be seen in the Metabolic Stone Clinic, please call (608) 263-4757.
- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Seafood
- Lemonade, Limeade and other Fruit Juices
- Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables, including fruit and vegetable juices, are the only food groups that provide an alkaline load to the body. Adding more alkaline foods to your diet will increase your urine pH (make it less acid) and reduce your risk for certain types of stones. Fruits and vegetables are also good sources of fiber, phytate, magnesium and citric acid (also known as citrate), all of which inhibit the growth of stones by various means.
- Sugar and Carbohydrates: These contribute to calcium stones. A high intake of carbohydrates, specifically from sucrose (such as in table sugar and foods made with sugar), is associated with hypercalciuria.