Drink Lots of Iced Tea to Have Lots of Kidney Stones!
On an initial sight, the title would surely confuse away, or at least to amaze out the readers (comments are heartily welcome). Perhaps, the title explains the whole scenario I am talking about. Yes, its the iced tea that could be responsible for your kidney stones (if at all you are suffering with that complication).
Dr. John Milner, a urology expert at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine has brought out the enlightenment that iced tea could be a potential source of kidney stones if you fall upon a regular intake of the cool relaxing drink. The risk is even more greater in summer for people tend to have higher intake of iced tea as a popular and refreshing beverage. The beverage is thought upon as a mean of both fluid replenisher as well as mind pacifier. But, its better to stay dependent on cold water rather than iced tea for quenching the thirst.
He explained that iced tea contains high concentration of oxalates that is the main component of kidney stones (mostly as calcium oxalate). Hence, a regular intake of iced tea leads to bioaccumulation of oxalate ultimately leading to kidney stone formation and consequently renal blockage.
He further added that lemonades might counteract iced tea for the former contain citrate that prevents kidney stone formation or at least abate the situation. Further, it was added that lowering down intake of other oxalate containing foods like spinach, chocolate, rhubarb and nuts might also be a better idea to prevent the health casualty.