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Making Your Urine More Alkaline, Naturally

Discover how alkalising your urine can help fight UTI's, Cystitis and urinary tract infections.

alkalising urine

Alkalising your urine can help fight UTI's and Cystitis fast

Alkalising urine inhibits most bacterial growth (you will have noticed how things get worse overnight as the pH of urine gets increasingly acidic). So testing for the pH of your urine is an important part of getting control during an infection.

Adjusting your pH closer to a neutral level and possibly aiming for about 7,5pH when an infection is present can help when fighting cystitis or a urinary tract infection.  
Slow  down the rate of colony growth ( in acidic conditions they can double every twenty minutes, so 10 billion, 20 billion and in alkaline they slow to every forty minutes) then remove bacteria with Waterfall D Mannose. You gradually win the numbers game.

Monitor your urine pH level ( acid/alkalinity) with Sweet Cures Quickly Test Strips

The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic and numbers above 7 alkaline. A pH of 7 is considered neutral. They are really simple to use with easy colour match charts so that you can find out for yourself in just a few seconds, pH levels, nitrites, leukocytes, blood and protein etc.

And if you need to adjust the pH of the urine to inhibit bacterial growth:

Diet has been proven to have an effect on urine pH but there is still much debate on the specific effects of different foods.  It can be very confusing, as there is a lot of conflicting information available, but here at Sweet Cures we recommend avoiding alcohol, caffeinated drinks, orange and cranberry juices and red meat as a good place to start.

Below is short list of foods and drinks and their likely effects on urine ph. This information is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods. The effect of some foods may differ for some people ® it depends to an extent on the enzymes that your particular set of gut bacteria produce ® so it’s worth testing your urine pH a few times over a couple of days if you suspect that a food is having a different effect on you.

Please also remember that it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Do not undertake any drastic dietary changes without first consulting your doctor.

ALKALIZING FOODS

ALKALIZING VEGETABLES: Alfalfa, Aubergine, Barley Grass, Beets, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard Greens, Cucumber, Daikon, Dandelion,  Fermented Vegetables, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms,  Nori, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radishes,  Sea Vegetables, Spinach,  Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Wakame, Watercress, Wheat Grass.


ALKALIZING FRUITS: Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana (high glycemic), Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Coconut (fresh), Dates, Figs, Grapes, Grapefruit, Honeydew Melon, Lemon, Lime, Muskmelons, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Raisins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerine, Tomato, Umeboshi Plums, Watermelon.


Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an, acidifying effect on the body, except for oranges, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system


ALKALIZING PROTEIN: Almonds, Chestnuts, Millet, Tempeh (fermented), Tofu (fermented), Sunflower Seeds, Whey Protein Powder

ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS: All Herbs, Chilli Pepper, Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Miso, Mustard, Sea Salt, Tamari

ALKALIZING OTHER: Apple Cider Vinegar, Bee Pollen, Fresh Fruit Juice (except Orange, Cranberry & Nectarine), Green Juices, Lecithin Granules, Molasses (Blackstrap), Probiotic Cultures, Veggie Juices.

ACIDIFYING FOODS


ACIDIFYING VEGETABLES: Black Beans, Chick Peas, Corn, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Olives, Pinto Beans, Red Beans, Soy Beans, White Beans, Winter Squash

ACIDIFYING FRUITS: Cranberries, Oranges

ACIDIFYING GRAINS & GRAIN PRODUCTS: Amaranth, Barley, Bran, wheat, Bran, oat, Corn, Cornstarch, Hemp Seed Flour, Kamut (Khorasan Oats), Oats (rolled), Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rice (all), Rice Cakes, Rye, Spelt, Wheat, Wheat Germ, Wheat Flour, White Pasta

ACIDIFYING DAIRY: Butter, Cheese, Milk

ACIDIFYING NUTS & NUT PRODUCTS: Cashews, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pecans, Tahini, Walnuts

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN: Bacon, Beef, Corned Beef, Eggs, Fish, Lamb, Offal, Pork, Rabbit, Sausage, Shellfish, Turkey, Veal, Venison

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS: Avocado Oil, Butter, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Oil, Lard, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil

ACIDIFYING DRINKS: All Alcohol, Almond Milk, Cocoa, Coffee, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Rice Milk, Soft Drinks, Soy Milk

 

Using Urine Test Strips to discover your pH level

 

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