Cystitis Diet

Cystitis DietCystitis Diet


The correct cystitis diet will help you soothe the symptoms of the disease. It will alleviate the pain and the discomfort that are associated with the condition.


According to Body Soul Mind, cystitis sufferers will do well to follow certain diets when they have the ailment and they might also benefit from other foods after such an attack to help prevent the return of cystitis and/or urinary tract infection.


Some foods soothe and heal the symptoms of cystitis, bladder and urinary tract infections, whilst others exacerbate the condition. The following lists of foods and drinks to consume more of, and avoid and eliminate from the diet may, at times, contradict itself by having some products listed in both, but this is because it is often a case of trial and error to find out which foods trigger bouts of cystitis, and which heal and soothe the condition, according to the make-up of the individual.


The following are some of the foods that can help treat and prevent cystitis along with other bladder infections:


  • Almonds
  • Fresh Coconut
  • Chestnuts
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Radish sprouts
  • Chia sprouts
  • Un-sprouted Sesame
  • Flaxseed.    Unsalted Butter
  • Milk
  • Goat’s milk
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables (except peppers and beets)
  • Fruits
  • Cornsilk (tea)
  • String soy Beans
  • Lima, green and snap Beans
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Arrowroot Flour
  • Flax
  • Millet
  • Quinoa and Amaranth
  • Most Herbal teas
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne
  • Gelatin
  • Most Spices
  • Vanilla extract
  • Miso
  • Most Vegetables
  • Unprocessed Sea Salt
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Unprocessed Cold-pressed Oils
  • Whey
  • Plain Yohgurt
  • Raw unpasterized Honey,
  • Dried Sugar Cane juice
  • Brown Rice
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Fruit juices
  • Vegetable juices
  • Spinach.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cucumbers and cucumber juice
  • Raw vegetable juices


Change your diet from your regular diet to a mostly fruit and vegetable diet when you have cystitis and urinary tract infections. Eat plenty of foods high in anti-oxidants such as blueberries, grapes and cranberries.


Source: Body Soul Mind


The foods mentioned above are some of the best that you can indulge in whenever you are suffering from cystitis. Aside from such, it is also noteworthy for you to take note of the foods that you must avoid which can cause bladder irritation. According to Medline Plus, these foods include:


  • Aged cheeses
  • Alcohol
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus juices
  • Coffee
  • Cranberry juice
  • Fava and lima beans
  • Meats that are cured, processed, smoked, canned, aged, or that contain nitrites
  • Most fruits except blueberries, honeydew melon, and pears
  • Nuts except almonds, cashews, and pine nuts
  • Onions
  • Rye bread
  • Seasonings that contain MSG
  • Sour cream
  • Sourdough bread
  • Soy
  • Tea
  • Tofu
  • Tomatoes
  • Yogurt


Source: Medline Plus


By following a cystitis diet, you will be able to help improve your condition and greatly avoid the pain and the discomfort especially in the bladder area. And, you would also be giving yourself the optimum nutrition, which can contribute to your overall health.


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