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What foods should you limit if you have calcium oxalate kidney stones?

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If you've had one of these, watch out for high-oxalate foods. Many plants contain oxalate, so it’s hard to avoid entirely. But some foods have much more than others. Try to limit:

  • Spinach
  • Rhubarb
  • Almonds and cashews
  • Miso soup
  • Grits
  • Baked potatoes with skin
  • Beets
  • Cocoa powder
  • Okra
  • Bran cereals and shredded wheat cereals
  • French fries
  • Raspberries
  • Stevia sweeteners
  • Sweet potatoes

From: Can What You Eat Give You Kidney Stones? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones.”

Harvard Health Publications: “5 steps for preventing kidney stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney Stones,” “High uric acid level.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Eating, Diet & Nutrition for Kidney Stones.”

National Kidney Foundation: “6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones.”

University of Chicago Kidney Stone Evaluation and Treatment Program: “Kidney Stone Prevention Course.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 14, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones.”

Harvard Health Publications: “5 steps for preventing kidney stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney Stones,” “High uric acid level.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Eating, Diet & Nutrition for Kidney Stones.”

National Kidney Foundation: “6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones.”

University of Chicago Kidney Stone Evaluation and Treatment Program: “Kidney Stone Prevention Course.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 14, 2017

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