A 61-year-old male asked:
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will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

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Dr. Jaspreet Singh
17 years experience Urology
It may help: Soaking beans overnight can help reduce oxalate content. Also, boiling and cooking in a pressure cooker may help also. Same goes for vegetables.
Answered on Feb 22, 2017
Dr. Mary Clifton
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts.
Answered on May 17, 2017

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