Urinary Health

Drinking plenty of fluids like water and tea can help flush the urinary tract before harmful bacteria can have time to multiply. Simply drinking plenty of water can reduce the risk or Urinary Tract Infections.

Cranberry and other berry juices are helpful in preventing recurring urinary infections. Diets including fruit juices and fermented milk products may be the key to prevention or UTI's.

Berries and Flavonoids in Urinary Tract Function

Berries and other foods rich in flavonoids, help reduce bacterial infection. Flavonoids help kill microorganisms and suppress their growth.

Milk Products in Urinary Tract Function

Fermented milk products contain lactobacilli, beneficial bacteria that can inhabit the digestive tract and replace the coliform bacteria responsible for UTIs.

Food and Drinks Causing Dehydration

Food and drink causing dehydration can reduce frequency of urination because there is just not enough urine in the bladder. If the urine does not get flushed out regularly, bacteria in urine can have time to spread and multiply. To avoid dehydration, try to decrease consumption of

Exercise for Healthy Kidneys and Bladder

Exercise for healthy kidneys and bladder consists of maintaining proper hydration balance within a consistent exercise regiment. While the amount of exercise depends on your overall health situation, physical ability and desire to train, it is important to drink lots of fluids, especially in hot temperatures.

Additionally, you always want to be sensitive to your body's signals. While working out, your body releases adrenalin and it suppresses the signals your body gives you when it tells you that you need to go to the restroom. Your metabolism rises and uses the nutrients in your body faster. The combination of these factors may lead to full bladder. Over time, this can cause kidney stones or other unwanted conditions.

Minerals and Vitamins

Minerals, vitamins, amino acids, proteins, fats and carbohydrates are needed to maintain not only a healthy urinary tract, but to keep every cell in the body functioning well. Learn about Vitamins and Minerals

Urinary Health Tips

The most important organ in a person's urinary system are the kidneys. There are two kidneys in the body and they continuously work to filter particles and chemicals from the blood stream in order to remove the unneeded chemicals from the bloodstream. It is important to maintain a balanced diet throughout a lifetime so that the kidneys do not have to work harder than they need to when filtering out the chemicals, particles, and even nutrients that the body does not need. Drinking alcohol and too much caffeine can also damage the kidneys over a long period of time. Be careful what and how much things you put in your body.

Another piece of advice is for a healthy urinary tract is actually quite simple to practice. The suggestion is to simply urinate often and as soon as you feel the urge to urinate. Your bladder is the place that collects the urine before you remove the urine as waste. If you do not empty out the bladder by peeing, the urine will sit in your bladder. Sometimes there is bacteria in the urine that your body is trying to remove. If the bacteria is not removed with the urine in a timely manner, that can allow the bacteria to multiply and possibly cause a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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