If you had a kidney stone, you would have known how painful it can be!

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney out of substances in the urine.

But not all kidney stones are alike! You can have a calcium stone, struvite stone, uric acid stone and cystine stone.

The most common one is calcium oxalate stone!

Most kidney stones pass out of the body without help from a doctor.

A proper diet and certain food should be included. A specific diet depends on the kind of stone you have!

Our concern now is the cranberry juice!

Cranberry fruit is no doubt super healthy!

http://www.eatlikemira.com/2010/05/06/cramberries/

Cranberry juice was used to promote urinary tract infections for generations!

“It is one of the best cure to pass a kidney stone!” someone told me that!

Maybe it was a coincidence, right?? 😉
THE FACTS…

Cranberry juice contains oxalates, and it has been associated with a higher risk of calcium oxalate stones.

 Cranberry juice has properties that may increase the risk for both calcium oxalate and uric acid stones.

A new research supports  cranberry juice’s use for urinary tract infections, but it is not advised for those who have tendency to have kidney stones, especially the calcium oxalte stone, the most common kind of stone!

WHY??

Cranberry juice contains calcium and vitamin C, which is converted to oxalate in the body, whih explains the increase of calcium oxalate in the urine

However it reduces the presence of a substance called struvite in the urine, so it protects against struvite stones. which is a rare kind of stone.

So if you’re going to turn to juice for kidney stone relief,  cranberry juice shouldn’t be the choice.

It only relieves bladder and urinary tract infections 🙂

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