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What type of diet helps to treat a urinary tract infection

To treat a urinary tract infection your diet should mainly include water and diuretic foods such as watermelon, cucumber and carrot. In addition, cranberry juice can also be a great ally to treat and prevent new infections.

In general, the treatment for UTI is done with the use of antibiotics prescribed by the doctor, according to the cause of the infection, but the diet you follow can help speed healing.

What type of diet helps to treat a urinary tract infection

What to eat if you have an UTI

To help treat a urinary tract infection, the most important thing is to consume plenty of water as it can help to produce more urine and therefore help to eliminate the bacteria that caused the infection.

In addition, consuming cranberry, also known as cranberry, may help to fight urinary tract infection and prevent new infections because it hinders the adherence of bacteria to the urinary tract cells. Another tip is to increase the consumption of diuretic foods such as onion, watermelon, asparagus, parsley, graviola, cucumber and carrot.

What type of diet helps to treat a urinary tract infection

What not to eat if you have an UTI

To prevent crises of urinary tract infections and to keep your immune system strengthened, you should avoid eating the following foods:

  • Sugar and sugar-rich foods such as cakes, cookies, candies and chocolates;
  • Coffee and and caffeine-rich foods such as green tea, black tea and mate tea;
  • Processed meats such as sausage, ham, mortadella and bacon;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • White flour and flour-rich foods such as cakes, biscuits and breads.

These foods should be avoided because they stimulate inflammation in the body, making it difficult to cure and prevent new urinary tract infections.

Diet menu to fight urinary tract infection

The following table shows an example of a 3-day food menu that may help to treat and prevent urinary tract infections.

MealDay 1 Day 2Day 3
BreakfastCranberry vitamin with chia seeds and 1 tablespoon os peanut butter1 natural yogurt with granola e chestnutsGraviola juice + 1 slice of whole grain bread with egg and ricotta cream
Morning snack6 rice biscuits + sweetless fruit jellywatermelon juice + 5 chestnuts1 yogurt + 10 peanuts

Fish fillet in the oven with vegetables braised in olive oil

Chicken with tomato sauce and rice with a green salad Minced meat soup with vegetables seasoned with parsley
Afternoon snack1 natural yogurt + 1 tapoic crepe1 glass of green juice + 1 slice of bread with cheese1 glass of cranberry juice + 2 scrambled eggs

It is important to remember that the treatment for urinary tract infection is mainly done with the use of antibiotics, which should be prescribed by the doctor after a urinalysis. However your diet, can also help to strengthen your immune system and prevent new infections. Learn how the complete treatment for UTI is done.

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