A glass of sweet iced tea in the long dry season so irresistible offer. Cool and fresh ice will bring relief in the middle of thirst. However, you have to be vigilant, because this popular drinks can trigger kidney stone disease.
This warning was delivered by doctors from the University Urology Center of Loyola. They explain, iced tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the substances trigger kidney stone disease. Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) are small and hard clots that form in the kidneys. Kidney stones are made of mineral and acid salts. Originator of this disease varies, but is generally formed as seseroang not drinking so that urine concentrate, minerals crystallize and agglomerate.
“Iced tea will worsen the condition of people who are at risk of kidney stones,” kara Dr. 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 fluid. During the summer, people quickly become dehydrated due to sweating. Dehydration plus iced tea consumption in excess will increase the risk of kidney stones, especially those who have 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 than ordinary water. However, in the case of kidney stones, drinking iced tea actually harmful, “he said.
To substitute iced tea at a time when very hot day, Milner suggests drinking water is the best choice, other alternative lime juice.
In addition to avoiding iced tea, people with a history of kidney stones should limit foods with a high oxalate content such as spinach, chocolate, and nuts. Or, cut back on salt, meat, and drank several glasses of water a day and eat foods high in calcium. In addition, a healthy lifestyle is the key to avoid the kidney stone disease.