Passing kidney stones is like giving birth. It’s a very terrible nightmare. What exactly are kidney stones? Kidney stones occur when minerals and acid salts stick together in concentrated urine.
There are different types of kidneys stones but the most common of all is that which consists of calcium compounds (this is the combination of calcium and oxalate or phosphate).
Other types of kidney stones include struvite, uric acid, and cysteine. Some of these stones may not need medical attention to pass out, they definitely pass out by themselves. However, others require that medical surgery is carried out.
Why it’s Terrible to Have Kidney Stones
As stated earlier, passing kidney stones is like giving birth. These stones pass from the kidney into the ureter- a small and delicate organ which cannot accommodate the stones owing to the fact that they (kidney stones) are too large to pass smoothly down the ureter to the bladder where they are discharged through the urethra. Sometimes, these stones block the flow of urine, known as urinary obstruction. Urinary obstruction can lead to kidney infection and kidney damage.
Lemon Juice and Kidney Stones
According to Dr. Roger L. Sur of the University of California, drinking lemonade is one of the ways to prevent kidney stones. Lemonade is found to help prevent kidney stones because it contains citrate, a natural inhibitor of the stones. The major reason the stones are present is the deficit of citrate. So taking natural lemonade is a refreshingly effective way of addressing the problem. Consequently, the question is: What are some lemon juice recipes for kidney stones? The answer to the question is not far-fetched. Let’s consider just a few of them.
Lemon Orange Juice Recipe
Citrus fruits are very rich I citrate and thus a powerful therapy to help cuddle the problem. Juicing your lemon with orange contains great tones of citrates. The process is very simple and easy.
8 fresh lemons
5 fresh oranges
2 cups of water
Peel the oranges and cut into halves
Add the oranges into a juicer
Blend the oranges and pass through a sieve to remove the hard fibers
Squeeze the lemon and refrigerate before serving
Grapefruit Lemon Juice Recipe
Research has shown that grapefruit, another fruit rich in citric acid, can help treat people suffering from type 2 diabetes- one of the symptoms of kidney stones. Thus, it’s reasonable to conclude that grapefruit lemonade is capable of helping an individual deal with kidney stones more effectively.
3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl
Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan
Stir the mixture thoroughly and set over medium-high heat until all of the sugar has dissolved.
Pour the sugar syrup into a medium bowl and set the bowl in the ice bath to cool
Add the grapefruit and lemon juices to the sugar syrup in a medium pitcher
Add ice cubes and serve immediately
Lemon Strawberry Juice Recipe
This is another fruit juice that helps prevent kidney stones. The fruit juice is very easy to make.
8 strawberries, halved
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 cups of water
5 ice cubes
Place the strawberries in a juice
Top with the 2 tablespoon sugar
Pour a cup of water over the sugared strawberries
Blend the sugared strawberries until they chunk into juice
Combine the strawberry juice, 5 cups of water and lemon juice in a bowl
Stir the mixture thoroughly
Add the ice cubes and serve
Tangerine Lemon Juice Recipe
Tangerine belongs to the family that contains citrate and so is capable of preventing kidney stones. The ingredients needed are inexpensive and very easy to get.
2 oz of lemon juice
8 oz of tangerine juice
0.15 oz of mint
15 oz of crushed ice cubes
Chop the tangerines into quarters
Put the mint leaves into a pitcher
Add the crushed ice cubes in the pitcher
Pour lemon juice into the pitcher
Stir the overall mixture thoroughly
Serve and enjoy