The reason they are good for boosting bladder health is that they have potent antioxidants and they could prevent inflammation.
Just a little note on meal preparation: these vegetables might lose about 50% of their nutrients when boiled in water. So, instead of boiling, steam them lightly and add them to salads and other dishes.
Finally, if you’re not fond of cruciferous vegetables, other vegetables would be great, too.
Don’t Forget to Eat Fruits
Like vegetables, fruits are important to cleanse the bladder. Consider having 5 servings of fruits and vegetables combined. It may seem like a lot, but 1 serving is only equivalent to half a cup, so it’s probably doable.
One particular fruit you could consider is lemon. First off, lemons could potentially prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Additionally, lemons could also be beneficial to people who have had urinary diversion. A urinary diversion is a surgical procedure that “reroutes” the flow of urine; this is typically done when there’s a blockage in urine flow.
One great thing about lemons is that they’re versatile in terms of preparation. You can enjoy them with salad dressings or to zest up your glass of water.
However, be mindful, too. Some people who already suffer from cystitis report that citrus fruits such as lemons serve as their bladder irritants. These irritants are foods and drinks that make their infection worse.
If lemons make it worse for you, bananas and pears are also great bladder-friendly fruits.
Drink Plenty of Water
One great way to cleanse the bladder is to drink plenty of fluids, most especially water. Water can flush out infection-causing bacteria out of the urinary tract. Moreover, it might even prevent bladder diseases. That’s the reason why experts consider it as the best fluid to boost bladder health.
Most people should aim to drink 8 to 12 glasses daily unless they have a condition (like kidney failure) that requires them to lessen their fluid intake.
If you drink fluids other than water, make sure that more than half of your fluid intake is water.
Finally, if you can, try to drink some cranberry juice. Some reports indicate that the ingredients in cranberry juice prevent bacteria from “sticking into” the bladder lining and urinary tract.
Lifestyle Habits that Prevent Bladder Diseases