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Coconut Water and Kidney Stones

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Can coconut water prevent or dissolve kidney stones?
Coconut water for kidney stones - glass of coconut water
Answer:
No clinical study has shown coconut water to prevent or treat kidney stones. Research suggesting a possible benefit is limited to a rat model and a study in people showing that massive intake of coconut water increased urinary levels of citrate, a compound that can help block formation of kidney stones — but there are better ways to increase urinary citrate. For details, see the Coconut Water Review, which includes our tests and comparisons of popular brands of coconut water.

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