Dietary recommendations for individuals who suffer from calcium oxalate kidney stones


Staying hydrated is crucial for kidney stone patients. Try to drink the amount of water your doctor prescribes everyday. 


Lemons contain citrate, which may lower urine acidity. Lemons and limes dissolve uric acid stones, which occur in acidic urine. Dilute lemon juice with water and drink.


Oranges, like lemons and limes, contain citrate. This decreases urine acidity like lemon juice. Common kidney stones are linked to urine acidity. 


Milk is rich in calcium. Calcium from dietary sources like milk lowers kidney stone risk, while pills increase it. 

Legumes and Nuts 

Dietary calcium from legumes and nuts may reduce kidney stone risk. These foods include calcium, which binds with oxalate in the digestive tract. 

Lentils, Peas, Beans

All humans need protein, and these three vegetarian options help kidney stones. Incorporate lentils, peas, and beans into your diet to reduce kidney stone risk. 

 Rice and Oats 

Oats and rice have minimal oxalates. Reduce oxalate or increase calcium to bind it and reduce kidney stone risk. Low-oxalate diets include rice and oats.


Broccoli is high in potassium and low in oxalates, reducing the incidence of calcium oxalate stones. Potassium reduces stone formation by binding to calcium.

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