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Diet Plan for Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard mass that forms from crystals in the urine. The most common types of kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones, cystine stone and uric acid stones. Diet is followed as per the type of kidney stone patient is having. A healthy and well balanced diet that is low in calcium and low sodium diet. Water is essential for proper functioning of the human body, so drink 10 to 12 glasses of water in a day. A high-sodium, high purine and high uric diet can trigger kidney stones because it increases the amount of calcium and uric acid in the urine. Avoid caffeine, red meats, beer/alcohol, processed foods, and salty foods.

best food to consume and avoid in Kindey Stones

DIET CHART FOR KIDNEY STONES

EARLY-MORNING

A glass of water +1 tsp chia seeds

BREAKFAST

Veg Semolina (Upma) / Broken wheat porridge (Dalia) / Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Idli / Brown Bread Sandwich / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / Curd + 1 Egg white portion

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Sprouts / Salad / Lemon water

LUNCH

Mix chapatti / Plain chapatti / Veg pulao / Boiled rice / Vegetable + Dal + Curd + Salad

EVENING

Herbal tea / Green tea / Sprouts / Rice flakes snack / Flaxseed- 1tsp

PRE-DINNER

Soup (Home-made)

DINNER

Mix chapatti / Plain chapatti / Vegetable + Dal + Curd

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Whole grains such as Oatmeal, Whole wheat bread, Porridge, Brown rice, Finger millet flour, Quinoa

Cereals to be avoided

White Whole refined flour, White breads, White rice, Bakery, Noodle, Pasta, Macaroni, Maggie

FRUITS(WITHOUT SEEDS)

Fruits to be consumed

All fruits like Custard Apple, Pears, Watermelon, Dates, Lemon, Peaches, Honeydew, Red and green grapes, plums, Melon, Banana, Cherries, Cantaloupe, Banana, Oranges and Apple

Fruits to be avoided

All canned and packaged fruits, Dried fruits, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Raspberries

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

All vegetables Broccoli, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Squash, Onions, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Pumpkin, Round gourd

Vegetables to be avoided

Spinach, Rhubarb, Soy, Peas, Carrots, Green onions, Green peppers, Celery, Beans, Beets, Squash, Sweet potato, Eggplant, Cucumber, Bell pepper, Okra, Frozen vegetables

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All Pulses, Legumes

Pulses to be avoided

Dried and frozen pulses

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Curd, Yogurt

Dairy Products to be avoided

Whole milk and cream, Full-fat yoghurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Tofu Cottage cheese

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Fennel, Turmeric, Mint, Cumin, Carom, Coriander, Fenugreek, Rock salt, Black pepper

Spices to be avoided

Red chili

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Homemade soup, Carrot juice, Bitter Gourd juice, Aloe Vera juice, Lemon water, Amla juice

Drinks to be avoided

Alcohol, Carbonated beverages like Coke, Limca, Pepsi, Fanta etc., Canned soup, Packaged soup and Canned fruit juices, Caffeinated drinks, Coffee, Tea

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white, Lean Meat, Tuna, Salmon

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Meat (can be taken in limited amount) Fish fried, prawns, Lobster, crab, lean beef, pork, lamb, ham, turkey, rabbit, Egg yolk, fish roe, sausages, mutton, salami, bacon, duck, goose, meat pies, visible fat on meat, chicken skin, liver, kidney, chest, Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel, Codfish, Herring, Mussels, Scallops, Shrimp.

NUTS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Flax seed, Sesame seeds, Pumpkin seed, Almond

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Cashew nuts, Peanuts

FATS

Fats to be consumed

Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Olive oil

Fats to be avoided

Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Butter

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only, Honey, Jaggery

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed, Pastry, Puddings, Cakes, Biscuits, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Spicy foods, Too much salty food

DIET TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended.
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cup. Strain and Drink.
  • Outdoor activity should be increased like jogging, cycling, and running.
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