Research reported by The American Urological Association shows that lemonade is an effective way to slow the development of new kidney stones for past sufferers.
One of the factors that form kidney stones is when the urine doesn’t contain enough stone-preventing substances. Citrate, which is naturally found in lemon juice, is one of those substances. When made into low-sugar or sugar-free lemonade, lemon juice increases the amount of citrate in the urine to levels known to inhibit kidney stone development. Lemonade also helps patients pass a lot of urine. But lemonade isn’t the sole factor in preventing kidney stones. It’s only part of a stone preventing diet.
When hydrating this summer, consider replenishing your fluids with low-sugar or sugar-free lemonade…your kidneys will thank you!