Kidney stones are something that doesn’t choose age or sex when it wants to attack. Latest statistics say that more than 26 million Americans have kidney disease and 1 in 3 American adults is currently at risk for developing the disease.
In the United States only, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer.
What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form inside your kidneys, and they can cause serious problems for your kidneys.
The kidney stones are made of mineral and acid salts.
These are the most common risk factors and causes: eating too much meat and not enough veggies or inadequate fluid intake and dehydration.
Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute.
The standard medical treatment for kidney stones is potassium citrate. A recent study has found that lemons have a unique “ability” – they are loaded with natural citrate.
Doctors and medical experts have discovered that lemon juice can be an effective preventative therapy for people who are prone to frequent kidney stones. The experts call this – the Lemonade Therapy.
How does citric acid protect against kidney stones?
The citric acid inhibits stone formation and breaks up small stones that are beginning to form. The more citric acid in your urine, the more protected you are against forming new kidney stones.
The citric acid makes urine less favorable for the formation of stones. It breaks the small stones and prevents them from becoming bigger stone, by coating them and preventing other material from attaching and building onto the stones.
Lemons and limes are loaded with citric acid and because of that they are extremely effective when treating kidney stones.
Read here how to make this homemade recipe that will help you get rid of kidney stones and will significantly improve kidney function. This homemade recipe is very simple and easy to make.
Boost Your Kidney Health with Only Half a Cup of This Drink
Consume only half-cup (4 ounces) of pure lemon juice per day or 32 ounces of prepared lemonade. This will provide about the same amount of citric acid as the pharmacological therapy. You just have to mix 2 oz. of lemon juice with 6 oz. of water and drink it twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening – to reach the goal of 4 oz. lemon juice per day.
Hope you find this article helpful and using this juice you break your kidney stones and stop them from forming again. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share.