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Lemonade Helps Kidney Stones

The Latest Way to Treat and Prevent Kidney Stones: Drink Lemonade

Diet and Kidney Stones

But lemonade alone isn't the answer to kidney stones. It's only part of a stone-preventing diet.

"First, you should reduce the amount of salt in the diet," Stoller says. "Get rid of the salt shaker at the table. Use a potassium-based salt substitute. If you have a choice of two products, go to the one with less salt. Eat out less -- restaurant food is salty -- and never salt your food before tasting it."

Second on Stoller's stone-prevention diet is eating smaller portions of meat and fish at each meal.

"We are not saying to eat less meat, just eat less at individual meals," he says.

Third, increase fluid intake to where one is passing 1.5 to 2 liters of urine each day.

"Where does lemonade fit in? If you drink and enjoy lemonade, it gives you an additional benefit," Stoller says.

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