Low-Acid Bladder Diet

The medical team at Atlantic Urogynecology Associates recommends certain acidic foods to avoid, which are considered irritants to the urinary tract:

  • Apples
  • Apple juice
  • Cantaloupes
  • Carbonation
  • Chilies/spicy foods
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruits
  • Coffee (regular and decaffeinated)
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Mayonnaise
  • NutraSweet
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Tea
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Vinegar
  • Vitamin B complex

Substitutions
Some examples of low-acid fruits:

  • Pears
  • Apricots
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • For coffee drinkers: kava (low acid instant), cold brew coffee
  • For tea drinkers: non-citrus herbal sun brewed tea
  • Vitamin C substitute: calcium carbonate co-buffered with calcium ascorbate

If bladder symptoms are related to dietary factors, strict adherence to a diet which eliminates the above food products should bring significant relief in 10 days.

Once you are feeling better, add these things back into your diet, one at a time. When you do begin to add foods back into your diet, it is crucial that you maintain a significant water intake. Water should be the majority of what you drink every day. Always consult your physician before making dietary changes.