Can eating too many nuts cause kidney stones?

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Nuts are filled with nutrients and fiber to keep satiety levels higher and to provide all round health benefits. If you do not have a history or susceptibility to developing kidney stones, limiting your intake of nuts within the RDA (recommended dietary allowances) values daily will keep you kidneys clear of these painful accumulations.

Kidney stones can form from crystallization of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, uric acid, struvite or cystine. Nuts and other foods like spinach, beets, etc. are rich in oxalates. If you have had stones earlier or have a predisposition for chronically developing calcium oxalate kidney stones, your doctor will advise lowering the intake of these foods or completely eliminating it from the diet. Replace these with low-oxalate alternatives like avocados for their fiber and healthy fats.

Low levels of sodium, a key component in development of stones, in nuts makes them safer for consumption but salted nuts or nut butters are slightly higher in sodium, so eat them in limits to lower your risk or aggravate existing stones.

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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Gulshan Nazar Malik
Gulshan Nazar Malik 5pts

U don't want to over load Ur kidneys un necessarily with a bulk of sand dunes to crush

Aida Luz Questell
Aida Luz Questell 5pts

He is right about the kidneys stones becuase that happen to me all the time that i eat peanuts and other stuff!

Beena Ashraf Prata
Beena Ashraf Prata 5pts

I agree with Reena.. If one's body produces oxalate kidney stones then certain foods will increase making the kidney stones. Nuts, spinach, coffee, chocolate should be avoided.

Reena Singh
Reena Singh 5pts

excessive intake of oxalate-containing foods such as spinach. Interestingly, low levels of dietary calcium intake may alter the calcium-oxalate balance and result in the increased excretion of oxalate and a propensity to form oxalate stones.

Eva Felan
Eva Felan 5pts

Too much of anything is not good for you. Follow the serving recommendation give by a dietitian or that's on the package. And eat at a slower pace.

Mary Williams
Mary Williams 5pts

This is too easy, I'am going in. It depends on what kind they are, hard, soft or both.

Barbara Allen Medina
Barbara Allen Medina 5pts

Eat in moderation anything that is compatible with you but drink water to flush the system. Help your body rid itself of toxins by giving it the needed amount of water it needs. Half your body weight, in ounces, in water, daily. Use common sense and drink throughout the day...not all at once. People do not drink enough water. Filter your water or boil it. Invest in a water filtering system if boiling is not economic or too time consuming for you. Flavor the water with lemon slices, strawberries, oranges, limes, whatever you like. Water is so important.

Guru Sai
Guru Sai 5pts

What do u mean by nuts here??

Vinoo Saxena
Vinoo Saxena 5pts

Eating mantra - Digest well all intake to keep healthy. Yoga is the key to success.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo 5pts

no, but roguefort cheese will...made with limestone.. a.k.a calcium carbonate