Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume or an excess of stone-forming substances like salt in the urine, says MedicineNet.
That’s why dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stone formation.
But don’t just reach for a sugary drink and assume you’ve done the trick.
Because new research shows you can further minimise your risk of developing kidney stones by changing the quality – not just the quantity – of what you drink.
Sounds simple, but it’s true.
A diet rich in calcium from non-dairy or dairy sources like milk can reduce your risk of developing kidney stones, says FoodProductDesign
That’s because a large new analysis shows men and women who consumed the most dietary calcium from foods had about 20% lower risk of developing kidney stones than peers who consumed the least calcium, says Health24.
And sugary drinks like fruit juice, on the other hand, actually make the kidney stones worse, confirms FSP Health
, as these increase the excretion of calcium in the urine, which increases your risk of forming kidney stones.
Another kidney-protecting power of dairy: It’s high vitamin D content eases arthritis pain naturally!
Dairy products are also a great source of vitamin D, says FSP Health
This makes them a great way to treat rheumatoid arthritis
without posing a further kidney health risk from drug treatment if you have kidney problems, says ArthritisToday
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How much calcium do you need to protect against kidney stones?
You’ll need about three glasses of milk a day to reap the kidney-protection powers.
But don’t be tempted to go overboard – you only need between 1,000 and 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day.
So if you’re worried about weight gain, go for low-fat
dairy products like sardines, adds Health24
What are you waiting for? Drink up to protect yourself against the pain
of kidney stones!