5 Natural Ways to Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection
Did you know that urinary tract infections are the second most common reason that people visit their doctor each year?
UTI’s are much more common in women than men unfortunately, but here are some easy natural ways to help prevent a urinary tract infection.
Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and not to be interpreted as medical advice. I am not a medical professional. A UTI lasting for more than two days should seek medical attention.
1) Sainthood Herbs Urinary Tract capsules: Take 1 capsule a day to maintain a healthy urinary tract. These capsules are loaded with Hibiscus Flower Extract and other nutrients to help keep you out of the lady’s room and free from UTI pain. ($28.95 for 30 capsules – sainthoodherbs.com)
2) Blueberries and Cranberries: We’ve all heard that cranberries have special bacteria-fighting properties but did you know that blueberries have these same properties? Try to avoid those sugary cranberry or blueberry juice cocktail drinks found in the juice aisles at grocery stores and try sticking to fresh blueberries instead. Eat them by the handful, mix them into your yogurt or sprinkle them on your morning cereal for an easy (and tasty) preventative solution.
3) Water, water and more water: Oh, and did I mention water? This might be obvious, but try to drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush your bladder and help rid your body of harmful bacteria. I suggest you drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. An added benefit is that water helps rid your body of fat.
4) ‘When you gotta go, you gotta go’: As soon as you feel the urge to use the restroom, go! This is nothing to wait on, ladies. Holding your urine can cause a backup of bacteria and can sometimes bring on a UTI.
5) Fruits high in Vitamin C: Studies have shown that a solid dose of vitamin C daily can help prevent UTIs. When thinking of fruits that contain vitamin c, most of us think of oranges right away. But did you know that Strawberries, Kiwi, Guava, Papayas, and even hot chili and bell peppers are high in vitamin C? Time to whip up a fruit salad (minus the peppers). And don’t forget to throw some blueberries in there!