Dietary Advice

Food choices for people with kidney stones

  • Reduce salty foods in your diet including salted chips/nuts, stock cubes, commercial sauces and spreads and take away foods. Avoid adding salt at the table or in cooking.
  • Drink at least three litres of water each day. Try carrying a bottle of water with you or drink one glass of water each hour.
  • Have no more than 600mls of milk (milk substitutes) each day.
  • Reduce meat/fish serves to 150gms each day.
  • Avoid foods high in oxalates: dark green vegetables, rhubarb, beetroot, cocoa, chocolate, milo, ovaltine, strong black tea, berry fruits and nuts.
  • Avoid vitamin c supplements.
  • Weight loss – aim for a body mass index between 20-25 as obesity leads to more acidity in the urine which may precipitate stones.
  • Not all salt comes in a shaker