Diet may prevent kidney stones

Posted on October 13, 2010


A new diet aimed at lowering high blood pressure can also prevent kidney stones. In a recent HealthDay News article looked at the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) model and its affect on kidney stones. A DASH-style diet is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, dairy products and whole grains. It’s low in red meat, processed meat and sugary drinks.

According to the NIDDD, “people who are prone to kidney stones should try and produce at least 2 quarts of urine every 24 hours to prevent future stones. Despite drinking the same amount of fluid, people on the DASH-style diet urinated more than the other group. This finding suggests that the DASH-style diet might limit the occurrence of kidney stones”.  

For more information on kidney stones, visit the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.