We all know the importance of eating and drinking healthy but not sure which foods or drinks are the best to help manage your incontinence. Doctors have identified a number of foods and drinks that can worsen overactive bladders; which include:
- Caffeinated beverages and foods
- Spicy foods
- Citrus fruits and juices
- Carbonated beverages
- Milk and milk products
- Sugar or honey
- Artificial sweeteners
All of these foods and drinks contain irritants that, when they collect in the bladder, can cause the bladder muscles to spasm. Those spasms can create the sudden urge to urinate and increase your frequency of urination.
Incontinence: What Should You Eat?
- Non-citrus fruits
There are a number of juices that won’t irritate your bladder, including apple, grape, cherry, and cranberry juices. These juices also help by making urine more acidic, preventing the spread of bacteria and controlling urine odour. And remember to drink plenty of water, which is the best way to hydrate your body.
Incontinence UK Team