What are the citrus intake recommendations for the treatment of hypercalciuria?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Potassium-rich citrus fruits and juices, such as oranges, grapefruit, and cranberries, are recommended. Orange juice, for example, has natural potassium citrate. Lemon juice also has a very high citrate content, so lemonade made from real lemon juice is recommended. In contrast, lime juice contains mostly citric acid and does not increase urinary citrate substantially.


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