9. Avoid Use of Fluorinated Water
Drinking fluorinated water may also increase your risk of developing kidney stones.
A 2001 study published in Urological Research suggests that drinking water with high levels of fluoride is associated with kidney stones.
The study examined over 18,000 people living in India who are exposed to water with fluoride concentrations between 3.5 and 4.9 parts per million (ppm) water.
One of the first signs that you are consuming too much fluoride is discolored and mottled tooth enamel, known as dental fluorosis.
To avoid these problematic situations, you can drink bottled water or have a reverse-osmosis system installed in your home to remove fluoride from your water.
10. Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
If you are prone to kidney stones, eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Most fruits and vegetables are rich in magnesium, fiber, potassium, citrate and antioxidants that may help prevent kidney stones.
Magnesium is very important for your body’s absorption and assimilation of calcium. It also helps prevent calcium from combining with oxalate, which is a key factor in kidney stones.