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I have frequent UTI’s that require hospital care and IV antibiotics. I eat yogurt and drink water regularly. What else should I eat and drink?


I'm sorry to hear that you've had frequent UTI's requiring hospitalization and antibiotics. In addition to staying well hydrated, avoiding sodas and sugary foods, and getting plenty of protein and vegetables at meals, the following beverages and foods may be beneficial:


  • Plain Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, or unsweetened kefir, which nourish gut bacteria

  • Foods high in polyphenols that can prevent bacterial growth in the urine, such as:

    • blackberries

    • coffee

    • black tea

    • unsweetened cocoa or dark chocolate with a minimum of 85% cacao



Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

I have frequent UTI’s that require hospital care and IV antibiotics. I eat yogurt and drink water regularly. What else should I eat and drink?
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