Drinking iced tea can lead to kidney stones
A glass of sweet iced tea in the long dry season so it is hard to turn down the offer. Cool and fresh ice will bring relief in the midst of thirst. However, you must be vigilant, because drinking iced tea can lead to kidney stones.
This warning is delivered by doctors from Loyola Univeritas Urology Center. They explained that iced tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the substances trigger kidney stones. Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) are small, hard lumps that form in the kidney. Kidney stones are made of mineral and acid salts. Originator of the disease vary, but generally formed as a user not drinking so that urine concentrates, minerals crystallize and agglomerate.
“Ice tea will aggravate the condition of people at risk of kidney stones,” Dr. kara. John Milner, Assistant Professor Department of Urology, Loyola University Chicago Strich School of Medicine.
Kidney stones are also often occurs because the body is less liquid. During the summer, people quickly become dehydrated due to sweating. Dehydration plus the excess consumption of iced tea would increase the risk of kidney stones, especially those with a family history of kidney stones.
“In the summer, more people choose to drink iced tea because it is low in calories and more fresh water than usual. However, in the case of kidney stones, drinking iced tea actually harm, “he said.
To substitute iced tea in times of extremely hot days, Milner suggests drinking water is the best choice, alternatively lemon juice.
In addition to avoiding iced tea, people with a history of kidney stones should reduce foods with high oxalate content such as spinach, chocolate, and nuts. Or, reduce salt, meat, and drank several glasses of water a day and eat foods high in calcium. In addition, a healthy lifestyle is key for people to avoid kidney stones.