Tomato leads to formation of stones in kidney.......

By Arya
@arya007 (306)
Tirupathi, India
September 3, 2011 3:59am CST
Many of us don't know that why stones are formed in the kidneys.Tomato is the major thing for the formation of the stones.So try to reduce the usage of tomato.....
23 responses
@Galena (9124)
3 Sep 11
tomatoes are packed full of anti-oxidants, particularly the anti oxidant Lycopene, which is thought to help fight cancerous cells. it's also good for heart conditions and high cholesterol. there is also research underway that indicates that regular consumption of tomato is good to prevent degeneration of eyesight. it is also thought to be beneficial for people suffering from athsma. as well as the anti oxidants, tomatoes contain Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, and folic acid so you see, tomatoes are actually very very good for you, so advising people to avoid it is not a good idea. more information here http://www.streetdirectory.com/food_editorials/health_food/fruits/health_benefits_of_tomato_consumption.html
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• Philippines
4 Sep 11
The link you have provided is really informative my friend. I too loves to eat tomatoes especially salads. I used it as a side dish for fried or grilled fish or used in cooking too. Some people prepared it without the seeds but for me it doesn't matter because for me I enjoy it better if with seeds.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
4 Sep 11
There is also irrefutable evidence that eating too many tomatoes causes your head to swell, turn red and become a rich source of nonsense. Tomatoes do not cause kidney or gall stones, but are rich in anti-oxidants and may even help to prevent prostate issues in men.
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@cutelang (84)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
What??!!?? Do you have a credible source of information to back up what are saying about or you are just playing around us here? See,you don't have any details about your claim.. You just proclaim " Tomato is BAD! " without even saying WHY? Please explain it or else you are just trolling around..
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@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
3 Sep 11
I think that is a disbelief. Do you really know what causes stones? Can you explain how it will cause stone to the kidney? Tomatoes are good and not bad.
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• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I wonder my friend, where did you get this information??? If that is true then a lot of people who eats tomatoes would have already gotten kidney problems long time ago. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins and is an antioxidant to battle even cancer. It is much more dangerous to consume soda drinks which can harm your kidneys rather than consuming tomatoes. Probably you can remove the seeds of the tomatoes if you are troubled about getting stones, but never ask people to avoid eating tomatoes because tomatoes are good for our health. Consuming it everyday is not even a problem, there is no scientific evidence to prove that reducing the consumption of tomatoes may give one person a healthy kidney.
@stanley777 (7174)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
Wow.. that is both useful and scary information... I guess there are always to sides to everything. I love eating tomatoes, especially paired with fried fish- I have always heard that they can help our body a lot, thanks for this info. I guess to much of anything is bad too.
@arya007 (306)
• Tirupathi, India
4 Sep 11
Taking in a little quantity tomato may not leads to formation of stones.But making tomato eating as a hobby then it may leads to many problems.
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
I don't know but I think it's misleading my friend. There are some reviews that eating tomatoes do more good to our body defenses against some illnesses. The benefits derived from eating tomatoes are more favorable. And yes too much of anything can also be bad to ourselves so moderation is a must.
@arya007 (306)
• Tirupathi, India
4 Sep 11
But we have to think more about the bad because it makes harm for our body.
• Malaysia
4 Sep 11
Really? Is that true? How do you know it?
@arya007 (306)
• Tirupathi, India
4 Sep 11
One of my friends had got this problem and the doctor had told this.
@WakeUpKitty (8718)
• Netherlands
3 Sep 11
Does that mean that kidney stones are more common with people who live in South and East Europe since tomatoe salads are more populair/normal over there? It's a bit hard for me to believe. And how about tomatoe kechup etc?
@arya007 (306)
• Tirupathi, India
4 Sep 11
It not only contains tomato but it also contains some chemicals.But one thing I can say surely that tomato leads to the formation of the stones in the kidneys.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
24 Nov 11
Really? I did not know that tomatoes can lead to formation of stones in kidney. Where did you read that information? I have always thought and read somewhere that tomatoes are actually good for our health and skin, it is a good anti-oxidant and can prevent cancer. I love cherry tomatoes! I hope it isn't true.
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
8 Sep 11
Really? Tomatoes are bad for the kidneys? I don't think such information is correct. What is your source? Maybe some details are missing to make tomatoes bad for the kidneys. I know that too much of a thing is bad for health and a balance in eating habits is indicated. Maybe by far too much tomatoes are bad or a sort of tomatoes. Can you give more details of the information?
@lumenmom (1997)
• United States
7 Sep 11
I really hope this is not true because I really love tomatoes, especially fresh from the garden. I have been eating a lot of them and I even started growing my own. I'll have to research this one more but again I haope it is not true.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
This is not true but just another urban legend which already feel along the road.
@aeiou78 (3458)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 11
I never realize that the Tomato can cause the stone in our kidney. So far, I just know that the tomato can help us a lot in preventing the cancer. After searching around, I found some articles which related to your statement. Tomato's seeds can really increase the chances of getting kidney stone for male and female. Now I understand that not only the tomato, but other vegetables with seeds as brinjal, ladyfinger and so on will increase the consumption of oxalate . This Oxalate is the main component of the calcium stone. To prevent the formation of stone, we must consume very much of citrate to solute this calcium oxalate. Just keep in mind all the while.
@kkanaka (888)
• Singapore
6 Sep 11
What is you said is really scary for me because in our dishes tomato and onion are the two main things we use everyday.... I mean almost everyday... so is this true or not Because I dont want to carry a stone in my kidney and pass the same to my kids too....
@DoctorDidi (7036)
• India
5 Sep 11
There is a misconception about the role of tomatoes, especially raw tomatoes in diet in the formation of kidney stones. It is true that eating tomatoes as well as eating more green leafy vegetables and vegetables with seeds such as brinjal, ladyfinger does increase the consumption of oxalate which is a very important component of calcium stones. However, the oxalate that comes in the urine is only 10% from the ingested products, 90% of urinary oxalate comes from the body’s own formation. The amount of absorption of oxalate by the intestine is always regulated in accordance with the level of oxalate in the body.And unfortunately, no medications have yet been developed to put that oxalate into solution. However, the high intake of citrate causes increased solubility of calcium oxalate and thereby helps in preventing stone formation. Thus we have a false belief that intake of tomatoes increases the risk of kidney stones in a person. Rather, the truth is that intake of tomatoes with other green vegetables is good for preventing and to some extent curing kidney stones.
@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
4 Sep 11
I didn't know that. Thanks for the information I will reduce tomatoes in my meals.
@anil02 (2886)
• India
4 Sep 11
No dear, tomato is not major thing in formation of kidney stone. Only pathological test of stone can decide the major thing in formation of stone. In some cases spinche may be major thing in formation of stone.
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
Well, as per studies published every now and then, tomato is a healthy food loaded with anti-oxidants and is said to be food for the heart. I cannot live without tomato for a day. Kidney stones are made up of excess sodium that the kidney cannot filter anymore so a lot of salt will lead you to having UTI and later on stones embedded in your kidney.
@ritzz07 (791)
• India
3 Sep 11
hi arya you are write my dear friend,and i would like to tell you about some vegies which leads to formation of stones such as brinjal,lady fingers,spinach(palak)........so eat carefully........and get knowledge about what you are eating and what your body needs.............i have started one discussion for remedies for kidney stones check that so if you have any problem of stones will get well soon.......... thank you have a great day!!!!!!
@Judy890 (1130)
• United States
3 Sep 11
I believe eating it daily is very beneficial to you health