Urinary tract infection has become very common nowadays. Eating the wrong type of foods, unhygienic habits, constipation, etc. end up causing urinary tract infection. However, there are certain foods that can fight urinary tract infection. We shall discuss these foods today and how they help to fight urinary tract infection.
The upper urinary tract is made up of the kidneys and the delicate tubular framework that runs from the kidney to the bladder. The lower tract is made up of the urinary bladder and the urethra. Urinary tract infection is found to occur in both men and women but women have been found to be more susceptible to suffer from it.
Urinary tract infection shows up in the form of certain characteristic signs such as fever, irritation, a burning sensation while passing urine, loose stools, etc. Most often doctors end up treating these signs with antibiotics. Antibiotics can end up killing the good bacteria as well in the gut. Hence, it is essential to treat this disease in a natural way. Foods are the best way in this case.
The most common cause of urinary tract infection is the bacteria E. coli. Research has proved that foods that contain polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, are great in treating urinary tract infections by killing this bacteria. Polyphenols were found to stop the growth of bacteria in the urine.
Let us now talk about the foods that are rich in polyphenols and are great in fighting urinary tract infections. These are dark chocolate, unsweetened cranberry juice, black tea, decaf coffee and blueberries. Yogurt is also good for your gut and helps in the growth of good bacteria that fights the bad bacteria and prevents urinary tract infection.
There are also certain foods that you should avoid to get rid of urinary tract infection. These are foods that are rich in animal proteins and beverages like soda.