If you’re prone to kidney stones, it’s essential to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, but choose the right ones. For instance, sugar-sweetened soda and punch may actually increase stone formation, according to a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
While the evidence about this has been inconsistent, consuming lots of sugary beverages is not a good idea anyway, if only because they take the place of more healthful beverages. In the new study, orange juice, coffee (regular and decaf), tea, wine and beer were associated with reduced risk.
Previous research has found that increasing overall fluid intake can halve the risk of recurrences of kidney stones.