Despite the cold temps we’re experiencing in the midwest, summer will be here any minute. And that means different fruits and veggies will be in season. You may think I need to get a life, but I am very excited about this upcoming event!
Many of us have a sweet tooth and have a hard time limiting sugar in our diet. I keep a fruit bowl right on my kitchen table so that when I find myself wanting a sweet treat, I can’t help but see the bowl as I pass through to my snack drawer, so it is a constant reminder to choose healthy when I crave something sweet. It works…most of the time. And that is what I want you to strive for—choosing healthy more times than not.
May I also take this time to remind you to revisit your oxalate list? So many of my private patients avoid fruits they need not avoid on their lower oxalate diet. We all get notions stuck in our heads for whatever reason and need to be reminded that there is so much we CAN eat on a lower oxalate diet. All fruits (except raspberries) are literally on the table. Get your calcium needs met and keep your oxalate under 100 mg/day (unless your doc has told you otherwise). Portion NOT perfection is the mantra.
I hope you enjoy this week’s podcast on sugar. Jeff and I enjoy making these videos for you. We desperately try to get the message across that kidney stones can be prevented with the right treatment plan. And as a reminder, if you want to lose weight, you can do that too with the kidney stone diet.
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Simple, satisfying smoothies for kidney stone formers
We should be having 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of veggies each day and smoothies are a great way to help hit those goals.