For some people, certain foods and drinks can trigger flare-ups of their interstitial cystitis (IC) symptoms. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to your diet and eliminate those items that cause discomfort.
There may be a food or drink that you’re not willing to part with, despite the discomfort it causes. Or, perhaps you are going to eat out with friends and don’t want to worry playing the “what CAN I eat?” game. In those cases, we suggest that you purchase Prelief, a dietary supplement that takes acid out of foods. This can help limit the discomfort you feel after that morning cup of coffee or hot peppers in your mexican food. It is taken before consumption of a trigger food and can be purchased at many local stores such as Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and Target.
Take Control of Potential Dietary Triggers
Here are a few top-level dietary guidelines, as well as a chart that details the kind of foods to avoid:
- Avoid foods and drinks the contain caffeine or alcohol
- Avoid aged, canned, cured, processed, and smoked meats and fish
- Avoid most nuts
- Avoid spicy foods
- Avoid acidic foods and drinks
- Avoid anything with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame
- Avoid anything with preservatives, such as citric acid and monosodium glutamate (MSG)