Chapter 7: The Anti-UTI Diet
When your body is working as it should, the good bacteria will fight the bad stuff ensuring it can never sticks the bladder walls where it likes to hide out and cause problems.
By boosting your immune system your body can create enough of the good bacteria to win this battle. Choosing not to take antibiotics when they aren’t necessary also helps to keep the good bacteria around.
But we understand that this is not always possible. This is where protecting yourself with the best kind of immune system building nutrition comes into play.
Internally, the food you eat has a lot to do with balance in your body. And what you eat does impact your ability to fight off another UTI because some food can be toxic.
Do you love to eat or drink any of the following:
- Spicy food
- Sugar or sweet foods (cakes, cookies, or artificial sweetener)
- Acidic fruits such as tomatoes, pineapple, lemons and limes, oranges and grapefruits
- Coffee, soda or alcohol
These are all items that can irritate the bladder. Additionally, sugar is what feeds the bad bacteria allowing it multiply. So by having a high sugar diet, you are increasing the risk of another UTI. Removing sugar in your diet leaves less for the bacteria to feed on and therefore slows or stops it breeding further.
Rather than give up these favorites, add some UTI fighting foods into your diet. Any time when you can self manage your UTI with food is a win.