Watermelon is a great way to treat kidney stones composed of calcium and magnesium phosphates and carbonates. The potassium present in watermelon is an essential ingredient for healthy kidneys. It helps regulate and maintain the acid level in urine.
Watermelon seeds contain a compound called cucurbocitrin, which helps widen the blood capillaries. At the same time, it also helps improve kidney functioning. This in turn reduces blood pressure levels and also helps a lot with arthritis.
Insufficient water intake can cause significant damage to your kidneys and even put you at a higher risk of developing kidney stones. Water intake helps the kidneys flush metabolic waste out of the body that could otherwise concentrate into crystals leading to stones.
Sodium-rich foods increase blood-pressure and calcium content in your urine. This leads to kidney stones and increase in urinary protein, leading to kidney disease.Eat a low-sodium diet, balance it with potassium-intake, to reduce your risk of kidney stones. The recommended amount of salt is no more than 5 grams a day.