Food That Your Bladder Will Surely Love
Did you know that what you eat and drink, as well as what you don’t, has a direct impact on your bladder? Yes, you read it right! Generally, it is really important to keep track of what we put in our bodies so what more for someone who has bladder leakage? Whether you have incontinence yourself or care for a child or parent who does, diet is an important factor in maintaining a healthy bladder. Don’t worry, you won’t have to give up everything you love! In this article, we will be sharing some tasty snack and meal ideas that you can easily incorporate into your weekly diet!
1. Eat More Carbs!
Before you yell at me, here is the explanation: Healthy carbs. Who doesn’t want to hear about eating more carbs? Including whole-grain foods in your diets, such as oatmeal, whole-grain bread, whole-grain cereal (not sugary cereals), and brown rice, will help you maintain regular bladder and bowel movements.
Try This: Add fresh fruits and nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, or seeds, to your morning oatmeal for a tasty, filling breakfast that will keep you fuller for longer. To get some extra healthy fats, try adding peanut or other nut butter to your bowl.
2. Banana Is The Key!
Bananas are high in potassium and fiber, which can aid in the regularity of bowel movements and the flushing of the urinary tract. If you do not have regular bowel movements, your intestines can swell and put pressure on your urinary tract. This increased pressure restricts urine flow and can cause urinary problems throughout the day. Furthermore, because bananas are a non-acidic fruit, they will not irritate your bladder and will instead provide you with the nutrients that you require in a balanced diet.
Try This: Smoothies are a great way to get a variety of nutrients into a single tasty drink. For the ultimate bladder health smoothie, combine a banana, berries, spinach (you won’t even notice! ), oats, and a splash of apple juice. Just be careful not to overdo it with the amount of fruit you put in smoothies instead of eating it whole; the fibers in fruit skin and insides keep their sugar levels in check for your body to digest
Including more vegetables in your diet is beneficial for a variety of reasons, one of which is improved bladder health. Kale and cauliflower are high in vitamin C and calcium, which help kidney function. Corn and potatoes, on the other hand, are high in magnesium, which aids in bladder emptying.
Try This: Purchase an air fryer! Air fryers are an excellent way to add flavorful, crispy vegetables to any meal. So gather your vegetables (sweet potatoes, green beans, asparagus), drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, and you’re ready to go!
Do you know what else you will definitely love? A good incontinence pad! A lot of people still use diapers and liners as a substitute for incontinence pad because it is not as accessible. But did you know that the solution is already within your reach! The first in its category here in the Philippines, So Sure pad was tested and proven by lab tests to be 2x more absorbent than the existing imported brands. So Sure incontinence pad uses the most advanced technology to address these concerns. It is also antibacterial, and antifungal thus it prevents skin rashes and helps the user stay fresh for up to 4 hours! Not just that, So Sure comes in two variants, the 340mm and the 450 mm so men and women can both enjoy life even with incontinence!
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Aeroflow Urology. (2022, March 30). 10 diet changes your bladder will love. Aeroflow Urology. Retrieved July 21, 2022, from https://aeroflowurology.com/blog/10-diet-changes-your-bladder-will-love