How to Cleanse the Bladder
Did you know that one way to cleanse the bladder is through the foods and drinks that we consume? If you want to prevent bladder diseases, consider three things: fruits, vegetables, and water.
Add More Cruciferous Vegetables
To cleanse the bladder, consider adding cruciferous vegetables to your diet.
Almost all cleansing routines include vegetables in their recipes. Cleansing the bladder is no different.
When we say cruciferous vegetables, we are talking about a family of veggies that have low calories and high folate, fiber, and vitamin content.
The best examples of cruciferous vegetables are:
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.