There is a sad news for all iced tea lovers. If you love iced tea & you are a frequent consumer then now it’s the time for you to give up that love.An urologist has warned that drinking iced tea extremely could lead to kidney stones.
Iced tea contains a very high quantity of concentrations of oxalate in it, which is one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones. In spite of the information that hot tea also contains oxalate, it isn’t easy to drink a quantity of large amount to encourage the creation of stones. For those who have a trend to form kidney stones, it’s absolutely one of the worst things you can drink” said Dr. John Milner, assistant professor, Dept. of Urology, Loyola University Chicago Stretch school of Medicine, Maywood…
Men, Postmenopausal women with low oestrogen levels & women who have had theirs ovaries detached are at a much higher risk than others.
Kidney stones are small crystals that form from the minerals and salt usually found in the urine from the kidney or urethra, the small tubes that drain urine from he kidney to the bladder. Mostly these could be detached from the body with no harm but those big in size generates problem in the urethra.
Iced tea is one of the most popular drinks in summers bearing in mind it’s tastier than most other drinks but it is recommended that there is nothing better than water, perhaps flavored with lemon slices. “Lemons are very high in citrates, which stop the growth of kidney stones”… spinach, chocolate, rhubarb, nuts, salt & meat should be avoided as these things encourage stones. And calcium rich food, which reduce the amount of oxalate the body absorbs, plus water, are must to avoid kidney stone.