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A study from the University of Maryland Medical Center says that probiotics are an ally in the fight against UTIs, and they are found in yogurt. “Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that may protect against infections in the genital and urinary tracts,” notes an article posted by the university.
It explains that adding ACV to your diet can help boost your overall health. It may also ward off infections in the process. “It’s always possible that ACV could prevent future UTIs — but don’t count on it to treat a current infection,” it says. You can add ACV to other remedies such as cranberry juice (1 to 2-tablespoons per glass of unsweetened cranberry juice), it adds.
Reader’s Digest touts green tea as a UTI remedy, and advises drinking 2 to 3-cups of it daily. It notes that a recent study shows the antioxidants in green tea can help ease bladder inflammation. Green tea can also promote heart health, and even have cancer-preventing properties, adds the source.
The source recommends crushing 3-5 cloves of garlic and mixing it with butter or vinegar (as garlic butter or salad dressing). You can also avoid the associated “garlic breath” by swallowing 5-6 smaller cloves like pills, it adds.
However, it notes, “aim for half of your body weight in ounces of water, up to 80-ounces (oz) a day.” For example, if you weigh 140-pounds, drink 70-oz of water (that’s about 9-glasses daily if you have an 8-ounce glass).
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