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Urinary Tract Infection – Foods to avoid

Caffeine

Caffeine - Coffee beans

One of the major thing that one should avoid while having a urinary tract infection is caffeine.

Consumption of caffeine can irritate the linings of urinary tract mainly the bladder and worsen the symptoms of UTI.

Spicy food

Avoid Spicy food while having a UTI.

If you’re having Urinary tract infection it’s better to avoid Spicy food as they may cause burning sensation in your stomach and pain while urinating.

Foods with High sugar content

avoid consuming high sugar foods during UTI

UTI’s are mainly caused by bacteria. They need an energy source for their growth and development in the body.

High sugar content foods like cookies, cakes, and sweets can elevate sugar levels in the body. which favors the growth of bacteria.

So when you have a UTI it is better to avoid foods that contain the high amount of sugars and also processed foods that contain high fructose corn syrup.

Avoid Sodas and carbonated drinks 

during UTI avoid sodas and carbonated drinks

Carbonated drinks and sodas contain high amounts of sugars, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners. That can irritate the bladder, worsen the symptoms and may also result in painful urination.

Alcohol 

avoid alcohol while having UTI

Higher alcohol consumption can trigger several problems to Urinary organs and also acts as a bladder irritant. so it is better to avoid alcohol consumption when you are having UTI.

Acidic fruits 

avoid acidic fruits while having UTI

Fruits like lemons, grapes, pineapples, tomatoes, and oranges are considered acidic fruits. Consumption of such acidic fruits can irritate the bladder and further worsen the symptoms of UTI.

 

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