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does beet juice get rid of kidney stones?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
No: As a mater of fact, the skin of the beet is very high in oxalate, excessive intake of which may lead to stone formation.
Answered on Aug 17, 2019
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential.
Answered on Jul 16, 2016
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: Beets contain oxalates, which can increase the risk of kidney stones. Therefore, beets should not be eaten in large quantities by anyone with a history of kidney stones or kidney disease. Eating beets can also cause urine to turn red temporarily which can look frightening, but isn’t a cause for alarm.
Answered on Aug 17, 2019

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Oxalate Levels: Beet juice has high levels of oxalate. If you are prone to forming oxalate stones the beet juice could hasten the stone formation.
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