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Foods That Will Keep Your Bladder Healthy


The human urinary system has a dirty but very necessary job, which is to effectively remove liquid waste from the bloodstream while also maintaining a normal salt level in the body. Most people will go through the entire lives without encountering any significant urinary system issues, though even healthy individuals can occasionally experience a urinary tract infection, which typically results from bacteria gathering in sensitive areas, such as the bladder and urethra.

To avoid getting a urinary tract infection, which can make urinating painful, difficult, and generally uncomfortable, there are a number of foods and beverages that can help. Even better: most of these food and drink items are available at any old grocery store, farmer’s market or pharmacy.

1. Eat Berries

There are many health benefits to eating berries, from the ever-so-popular strawberry, raspberry and blueberry to the somewhat less known blackberry. But all of these berries are loaded with a compound known as flavanol, which has been shown to help fight bacterial infection — like the kind of bacterial infection that can cause an irritating urinary tract infection.

It doesn’t really matter how you get your berries; you could eat them fresh or add frozen berries to a smoothie. Their sweet and sometimes tart flavor makes them an excellent addition to desserts or your morning cereal bowl.

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