When bacteria gets a way into your bladder through the urethra, you get a urinary tract infection (UTI). And if you have ever had this annoying infection, you must agree that it’s the worst. The backaches, frequent urination, abdominal pains and the burning sensation are something you would never wish on anyone.
4 foods you should never eat when you have UTI
They worsen the symptoms
And with all that, the last thing you would want is anything that would make the situation worse. When you have a UTI, you are usually advised to take lots of water and also probiotics. Drinking cranberry juice also does a great job since it makes the bladder slippery making it hard for bacteria to adhere. All the same, there are also foods you should avoid at this time because they make the symptoms worse.
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Here are some of the foods that you should give a break until you are healed:
1. Citrus fruits
Oranges, limes and lemons are great sources of Vitamin C which helps in improving the body’s immune system. However, the acidity is not something you will appreciate if you have a UTI. You may also want to stay away from grapes, pineapples and strawberries as the acidity in them can irritate the bladder.
2. Spicy foods
UTIs only take a week or two for the symptoms to disappear. For those few days, you may want to ditch your spicy foods. Chili and other spices are known to irritate the bladder and worsen the symptoms of urinary tract infections.
3. Caffeinated drinks
Sodas are known worsen the symptoms of bladder infection. And so is anything else with caffeine. While it may not actually mean completely skipping your cup of coffee, you may want to take it with moderation. Caffeine leads to bladder irritation. You will be safe with yogurt or cranberry juice.
Oops, sorry but you would rather enjoy a glass of plain water instead of alcohol. While you need lots of fluids when you have a UTI, alcohol should not be on your list.
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