If you have calcium oxalate
stones and your urinary oxalates
are high, limit your consumption of oxalate
-containing foods, such as chocolate, strawberries, rhubarb, spinach, nuts, soy, and French fries.
Avoiding foods rich in oxalates
, such as spinach and rhubarb, may help prevent calcium oxalate
In response to the inaccurate, unscientific article by Lodi on oxalates
, I will make the following point-by-point responses: (1)
If your kidney stone is caused by a build-up of calcium, you may need to reduce the amount of oxalates
in your body, which prevent calcium being absorbed.
are natural compounds found in abundance in plants, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, chocolate, and tea.
Jack Norris, RD, a vegan dietitian, frequently writes about oxalates
on his blog jacknorrisrd.
In summer, the urine volume may be low and concentrated with urates, oxalates
, and calcium salts.
However, if your previous kidney stones were calcium oxalate
-based, you should cut back on rhubarb, beets, okra, spinach, Swiss chard, and sweet potatoes, as these are rich in oxalates
Like most foods of plant origin, taro contains a variety of anti-nutritional and toxic components such as oxalates
, phytates, trypsin and amylase inhibitors, tannins and cyanide.
Milner advised that people at risk for kidney stones should cut back on foods that contain high concentrations of oxalates
, such as spinach, chocolate, rhubarb and nuts.
And also take care with foods rich in oxalates
, the most common stone is the calcium oxalate
Spinach contains chemicals called oxalates
that basically cancel out its natural calcium content.