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Bladder Diet

Dietary Irritants to the Urinary Tract

Acidic Foods to Be Avoided

  • Apples
  • Apple Juice
  • Cantaloupes
  • Carbonation
  • Chilies/Spicy Foods
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Coffee (including Decaffeinated)
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Mayonnaise
  • NutraSweet
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Tea
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Vinegar
  • Vitamin B Complex

If bladder symptoms are related to dietary factors, strict adherence to a diet which eliminates the above food products should bring significant relief in 10 days. The proof is resuming your old dietary habits followed by the return of symptom complex. Once you are feeling better, you can begin to add these things back into your diet, one at a time. This way, if something does cause your symptoms, you will be able to identify what it is. When you do begin to add foods back into your diet, it is crucial that you maintain a significant water intake. Water should be the majority of what you drink everyday.*

Substitutions

  • Low acid fruits: pears, apricots, papaya and watermelon
  • For coffee drinkers: kava (low acid instant), cold brew from Starbucks
  • For tea drinkers: non-citrus herbal sun brewed tea
  • Vitamin C substitute: calcium carbonate co-buffered with calcium ascorbate

*From "You don't Have to Live with Cystitis" by Larian Gillespie, MD

Always consult your physician before making dietary changes.

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Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

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Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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