Urinary infection: what to eat to treat it (Include menu ejemplo)
The diet to cure urinary infection must be healthy and balanced, including an increase in the intake of liquids and diuretic foods such as sand, guanabana, cucumber and zanahoria, for example.
In addition, the cranberry juice, also known as cranberry, can be an excellent ally to treat and prevent new infections, as it hinders the union of the bacteria to the cells of the urinary tract. Also, you should avoid sugary foods, such as pastries, sweets, fizzy drinks, which favor the growth of bacteria.
In general, the treatment for the urinary infection is guided by the doctor, the one who receives antibiotics depending on the cause of the infection, but a good diet can prevent and help to accelerate the process of curing the urinary infection. Know the main causes of urinary tract infection.
Food during urinary infection
To help treat the urinary infection, you should consume plenty of water, as it helps to increase the production of urine, favoring the elimination of the bacteria that are causing the infection.
In addition to this, the consumption of red cranberries helps to fight urinary infection and, in case you are a person with recurrent urinary tract infections, it helps to prevent them because it makes it difficult for the bacteria to adhere to the cells of the urinary tract. And some scientific studies have also suggested that the consumption of lemon and fresh herbs could help to fight infection, as they have antimicrobial properties, which could also be included in the diet.
Another advice is to increase the consumption of diuretic foods, some examples are: onion, sandía, asparagus, perejil, guanabana, cucumber and zanahoria. See what foods are rich in water.
What foods to avoid
To avoid a urinary infection crisis and strengthen the immune system, you should avoid consuming the following foods:
Sugar and sugar-rich foods such as pies, breads, pastries, galletas, sweets and chocolates;
Coffee and foods rich in caffeine such as green, black and maté;
Processed meats such as sausages, ham, bologna and tocino;
White harina and foods rich in harina, such as pasteles, galletas and white pan, French style.
These foods should be avoided because they are pro-inflammatory, that is, they stimulate the process of inflammation in the body, making it difficult to cure and prevent new urinary infections.
Example menu to treat urinary tract infection
The table below contains a 3-day sample menu of foods that help treat and prevent urinary tract infection:
|foods||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|breakfast||1 wholemeal bread slice + 1 queso slice + 1 bowl of cranberry smoothie with chia and 1 cup of maní butter||1 natural yogurt with granola and assorted nuts||Juice of guanabana + 1 slice of wholemeal bread with huevos revueltos and ricotta|
3 large rice tortillas with fruit marmalade without sugar
|1 vase of sandía yoke and a handful of nueces||1 natural yoghurt with slices chopped into pieces|
|Almuerzo / Scene||1 medium fresh fish fillet + 1 bowl of cooked vegetables + 1 tablespoon of olive oil + 1 slice of melon||1 fillet of pollo in natural tomato salsa + 1/2 cup of brown rice + 2 cups of raw salad + 1 cup of olive oil +1 pear||1/2 cup of ground beef + 1/2 cup of wholegrain pasta + 1 cup of cooked vegetables + 1 cup of olive oil + 1 pinecone slice|
|afternoon snack||1 banana and oatmeal pancake with cacahuate butter accompanied by 1 lemonade vase||1 vase of green yoke with lemon + 1 slice of wholemeal bread with 1 slice of queso blanco||1 vase of orange juice accompanied with 2 huevos revueltos|
The items included in the menu vary according to age, sex and physical activity, so it is ideal to consult a nutritionist to carry out a complete evaluation and prepare a nutritional plan suited to your needs.
It is important to remember that the treatment for urinary infection is carried out mainly with antibiotics, which must be prescribed by the doctor. Food serves to strengthen the immune system, prevent new infections and make the illness heal faster when combined with medical treatment.
Find out how the treatment for urinary infection is carried out and see the video for further advice from our nutritionist Tatiana Zanin:
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