Interstitial cystitis recipes
Interstitial cystitis (IC) and chronic pelvic pain is based on a healthy diet.Â In fact, there is no set "IC Diet" per se. And, research about the link between IC and food is very limited. However, many people with IC report that certain foods appear to irritate their bladder and cause their IC to flare. And, they find that making a few strategic changes toÂ what they eat and drink can help control IC symptoms and flare-ups. Whether elaborate or simple, try to incorporate lots of vegetables into your diet; they are an awesome source of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. Try adding almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seed, flax seed, and even dried blueberries to your salads. Opt for homemade dressings without vinegar, tomatoes, or citrus but instead fresh herbs and good quality olive oil. When it comes to bladder friendly salads, you're only limited by your imagination.
Luckily most meat is IC friendly, you'll want to avoid those that are smoked, preserved, or which contain nitrites (like hot dog wieners and bologna). Buy fresh deli meats (just ask at the deli counter if they have preservatives in them ahead of time), and meat.
Like with red meats, most poultry products are a-okay with ICers. Avoid those that are preserved or which contain nitrates. Chicken, turkey, duck, goose, quail, peasant, game hen, and rabbit are all bladder friendly for most people.
Fresh fish and seafood can be a great option for ICers. Packed with many nutrients and healthy oils, fish is good change of pace from heavier red meats.
Pasta and noodles, the staple of so many cuisines and the back bone of countless recipes. ICers are fortunate in that we can eat most pasta noodles. If eggs are problem for you, there are tons of brands that do not use them.
Rice, the lifeblood of so many cuisines - fortunately the IC diet is rich in rice and grains. Soy flour seems to be the biggest trouble in this family, but otherwise most grains are easily tolerated. Some of the most bladder friendly are couscous, corn meal, rice, milo, quinoa, oats, spelt, and buckwheat.
Rich hearty aromas wafting through the air, memories of winters past and mom's famous chicken noodle any time you were sick.
We all do it sometimes, skipping breakfast that is. But medical research has shown that this can do more harm than good. A healthy breakfast can do wonders for you; the nutrients and energy you obtain in the morning will significantly help to fuel you through out the day.
Bread is a staple part of many people's diets; in fact it has been in existence but what largely separate the breads of then with the breads of now are the high levels of preservatives and artificial ingredients found in many commercial types of bread.
Relatively few varieties of store bought cookies lack bladder irritating ingredients, so you may want to bake your own. Ingredients you could try include white chocolate, carob, almonds, pine nuts, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and cashews.
Many with IC find that it is the sudden lack of dessert choices which they find most difficult to adjust to. A lot of common dessert ingredients simply cannot be tolerated by most ICers.
Many patients, they find that their choice of bladder friendly drinks is reduced to just water, and perhaps milk (or soymilk, if your bladder can tolerate soy products).
As most parents know, a lot of children can tend to have finicky tastes, but when your child has IC it can be considerably more difficult to ensure that they get a full balanced diet, and still enjoy what they are eating.