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Ap­prox­i­mately one in two women — and one in 20 men — ex­pe­ri­ence a uri­nary tract in­fec­tion (UTI) at least once in their lives. Re­search also shows up to 55 per cent of women will ex­pe­ri­ence an­other episode within 12 months of their first in­fec­tion. It could be be­cause

the bac­te­ria that caused the first utI is still present — and preva­lent

Most utis are caused by e. coli, a type of bac­te­ria that’s com­mon to the di­ges­tive sys­tem. eat to beat It wIth

dark choco­late and cof­fee

ac­cord­ing to re­search car­ried out in the uSa, cof­fee and dark choco­late en­cour­age the pro­duc­tion of sub­stances called ‘aro­mat­ics’ dur­ing diges­tion. th­ese help to de­prive the e. coli bac­te­ria of an es­sen­tial nu­tri­ent that it needs to thrive and sur­vive.

you can also try in­creas­ing the num­ber of al­ka­line foods in your diet — such as spinach, cel­ery and ba­nanas — to lower the acid­ity of your urine. urine that is less acidic con­tains higher lev­els of a pro­tein that in­hibits the growth of bac­te­ria that cause uri­nary tract in­fec­tion, the re­searchers found.

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