Here are the foods rich in the antioxidant nutrients that boots our immune defences against bladder infection:
Oily fish containing the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, liver, and dairy products. The use of reduced fat dairy products and a low consumption of liver and or oily fish can create a need for vitamin A from other sources. Plant foods especially rich in the vitamin A precursor, cantaloupe melon, carrots, lettuce, mustard’s and cress, pumpkin, spinach, watermelon and sweet potatoes.
B vitamins are water soluble, so many excess is excreted in the urine and must be replaced daily. Like vitamin E taken together with the trace element selenium, the B vitamins act synergistic ally. They are present in many plant and animal foods:
- vitamin B1 (thiamine). Found in yeast, bran, whole wheat, oatmeal, most vegetables, peanuts, pork, salmon, peanuts and sunflower seeds.
- vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, almonds, chicken, cheese, liver, kidneys and heart.
- vitamin B3 (niacin). Brewer’s yeast, beef liver, veal, pork, chicken, turkey, salmon, swordfish, halibut, tuna, peanuts and sunflower seeds.
- vitamin b5. Lean meat, liver, lobster, eggs, blue cheese, wheat germ, peas, sweet corn, so ya, beans, peanuts and sunflower seeds.
- vitamin b6 (pyridoxine). Brewer’s yeast, wheat bran, avocado, carrots, lentils, rice, soys, salmon, shrimps, tuna, hazelnuts, bananas,
- vitamin B9 (folic acid). Brewer’s yeast, calves liver, eggs, avocado, gree leafy, peas etc.
- vitamin B12. Beef, calves’s and ox liver, clams, flounder, mackerel, red snapper, sardines, eggs, milk and milk products.
Like the B vitamin, vitamin C is water soluble. It is found in many fruits and vegetables, particularly broccoli, brussels sprouts, carnage, kale, peppers, potatoes, spinach, watercress, tomatoes, black currants, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, tangerines, uglies, limes, rose hips, mango’s, guavas, strawberries and paw paws.
Vitamin E is fat soluble, so is stored in the body. It can be found in wholewheat flour and products, wheat germ, wholegrain, cereals, cooking oil, eggs, green leafy, soy beens and soya products, peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and sunflower seeds.
Calcium is typically found in milk and other dairy products, but it is also present in many other foods, such as shrimp, salmon, sardines, caviar, swordfish, molasses, kelp, dried beans, green vegetables, almonds, brazil’s and walnuts.
Found in green leafy vegetables and in fish, sanils, molasses, wheat germ, apples, figs, lemons, nuts and sunflower seeds.
Found in plant and animal foods such as beef , lamb, pork, chicken, heart and liver, turkeys, herring and other fish, shellfish, black strap molasses, maple syrup, brewer’s yeast, wholegrain cereals and their products.
Selenium is synergistic action with vitamin E is reflected by its occurrence is many vitamin E rich foods, such as wholegrain products, wholewheat and wheat Gram, green leafy vegetables, eggs and in chicken, tuna, seafood, kidneys, celery, garlic, milk, onions, mushrooms and cucumbers.