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I just adore steel cut oats. I think I could eat it day and night. It reminds me on my hometown back in Scotland and my grandma which used to make it.

But, recently, I was diagnosed with calcium kidney stones. Doc said it's the most common type of kidney stone. He recommended strict dietary changes for me.

Now, my question is must I cut out my favorite meal? I was so confused in doctor's office and forgot to ask him about steel cut oats.

Also, what tips can you give me about preventing kidney stones in future?

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Hi Olga,

There is SOME calcium in steel cut oats but not a lot, about 20mg in 1/4 cup uncooked. 

A large egg has about 43mg.

You do need calcium for your bones and teeth.  Ask your doctor what he suggests. 

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Hello, Olga.

Medic-dan is completely right. Steel cut oats contains a small amount of calcium, and it seems harmless in your case. 

But, just to be sure, consult your doctor and/or nutritionist. 

As for preventing kidney stones, increase your water intake, reduce sodium intake, cut out stone-forming food (nuts and chocolate, for an example) and limit your intake of animal protein. As you can see, proper diet is essential. 

Cheers!

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