UTI: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Almonds, Fresh Coconut, Sprouts, Flaxseed, Unsalted Butter, Milk, Eggs, beans, peas, potatoes, garlic, plain yoghurt, brown rice, fruit and vegetable juices, spinach
  • Raw vegetable juices like carrot juice, lemon, cucumber and spinach juice
  • Cranberries have been known as a natural treatment for kidney, bladder and urinary tract infections and cystitis for many years
  • Eat more high fibre foods, including beans, oats, root vegetables (such as potatoes and yams)
Foods to be avoided
  • Tomatoes and tomato products like tomato sauce and pizza sauce, guava, oranges, pineapple, meat, bitter products
  • Chocolate
  • Foods and drinks which contain coffee, tea and caffeine
  • Avoid spicy foods and drinks

Yoga and Exercise

  • Exercise at least 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week. This may include any aerobic exercise like walking, jogging etc.
  • Kegel exercises can be done to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to provide relief from a variety of urinary tract problems, like stress incontinence and infections.
Yoga asanas are beneficial in controlling UTI, because it helps in strengthening pelvic muscles and reducing incontinence. The following yoga asanas will help in treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections:

Home Remedies

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Apply a warm pad to your abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort
  • Take showers instead of baths. Avoid bath oils

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