Urinary tract infections are very common and usually caused by germs mainly involving bacteria E.Coli. This bacterium enters the body through the urethra and spreads to the bladder causing inflammation and infection.
As per Ayurveda, urinary tract infection is mainly caused by the imbalance of Pitta dosha. The consumption of excess hot, sour, salty or spicy foods results in the aggravation of Pitta dosha which results in urinary tract infection.
Diet for Urinary Tract Infection
A healthy diet full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory foods and probiotic rich foods is mandatory to relieve urinary tract infection by eliminating toxins from the urinary tract. Follow the given diet instructions and consume & avoid the foods as advised. This will aid you in paced recovery from Urinary tract infection.
Early morning- Lukewarm water
After 15 minutes- Garlic water/ Cinnamon tea/ Green tea/ Herbal tea)
Breakfast- Veg Idli/ Veg Poha (Rice flakes)/ Veg Sewian (Vermicelli)/ Veg Dalia (Broken wheat porridge)/ Veg Upma (Semolina)/ Dhokla/ Stuffed Chapatti/ Chapatti with Vegetable + Dal/ 2 eggs (white portion only)/ Apple juice
Mid-morning- Green juice/ Cranberry juice/ Coconut water/ Buttermilk/ Fruit
Lunch- Veg Pulao/ Boiled rice/ Plain Chapatti with Vegetable + Dal + Curd
Evening- Pomegranate juice/ Rice flakes snack/ Green tea/ Herbal tea
Dinner- Plain Chapatti with Vegetable + Dal
|FOODS TO CONSUME||FOODS TO AVOID|
|Cereals: Whole grains such as Oatmeal, Quinoa, Finger millet flour, Brown rice, Porridge, Rice flakes, Puffed Rice||Whole refined flour, Pasta, Noodles, Bakery items, White rice, White breads, Macaroni, Maggie|
|Pulses: Split Pulses only||Whole pulses, Dried and frozen pulses, Soya products|
|Vegetables: Ginger, Garlic, Onion, Cucumber, Potatoes, Spinach, Mushroom, Mustard greens, Okra, Kale, Turnip greens, Green leafy vegetable, Parsley, Asparagus, Lettuce, Artichokes, Peas, Squash, Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin, Cabbage, Carrot, Turnips, Broccoli, Coriander leaves, Fenugreek leaves, Zucchini||Tomato, Green chili, Red chili, Yam, Taro root, Jackfruit, Eggplant, Raw salads|
|Fruits: Watermelon, Muskmelon, Raspberries, Apple, Banana, Papaya, Cranberries, Avocado, Pomegranate, Blueberries, Pear||All canned and packaged fruits, Grapefruits, Oranges, Lemon|
|Dairy Products: Low-fat yogurt, Low-fat curd and Buttermilk||Condensed milk, Cream cheese, Full-fat yogurt, Whole milk and cream|
|Flesh foods: Lean meat, Skinless meat, Sea fish, Grilled chicken, Roasted chicken, egg whites||Meat (in a limited amount), Duck, Bacon, Salami, Mutton, Sausages, Fish roe, Egg yolk, Rabbit, Ham, Lamb, Pork, Lean beef, Crab, Lobster, Prawns, Organ meat like Chest, kidney and liver|
|Spices: Fenugreek, Coriander, Carom, Cumin, Mint, Turmeric, Fennel||Peppers, Green chili, Red chili powder|
|Fats: Rice bran oil, Canola oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Cow ghee||Butter, Palm oil, Cream, Unsaturated fats|
|Nuts and Dry fruits: Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Flax seeds, Sunflower seeds, peanuts||Dates, Dried apricots and Cashew nuts|
|Drinks: Herbal tea, Green tea, Apple juice, Amla juice, Aloe Vera juice, Pomegranate juice, Unsweetened Cranberry juice, Carrot juice, Buttermilk, Homemade soup||Coffee, Tea, Packaged and Canned fruit juices, Canned soup, Carbonated beverages and Alcohol|
|Other foods: Jaggery and homemade non- spicy foods only||All bakery or processed products, Junk food, Pickles, Chutneys, Coconut bar, Butterscotch, Dark chocolate, Cream soups, Ice-cream, Mayonnaise, Jams, Fruit jellies, Sauces, Too much salty foods, Spicy foods and deep fried foods|
- Walk daily for at least 45 minutes.
- Prefer eating whole fruits rather than fruit juices.
- Avoid skipping meals, especially the breakfast.
- Consume 5-6 soaked almonds daily.
- Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Maintain hygiene and cleanliness.
NOTE- These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in getting rid of UTI.
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