IC Diet

Food Triggers for Interstitial Cystitis

MOST BOTHERSOME FOODSIMG_1656

FRUITS

  • Cranberry juice
  • Grapefruit and grapefruit juice
  • Lemons
  • Oranges and orange juice
  • Pineapple and pineapple juice
  • Strawberries

VEGETABLES

  • Chili peppers
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tomatoes and tomato products

PROTEIN FOODS

  • Processed sandwich meats (salami, bologna)
  • Soy

DAIRY

  • Yogurt

CONDIMENTS

  • Chili
  • Horseradish
  • Ketchup
  • Salad Dressings
  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Worcester Sauce

BEVERAGES

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee (caffeinated and decaffeinated)
  • Tea (caffeinated and decaffeinated)
  • Carbonated drinks (cola, non-cola, diet, and caffeine-free)

OTHER FOODS

  • Chocolate
  • Indian food
  • Mexican food
  • Pizza
  • Spicy foods
  • Thai food

ADDITIVES/ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

  • Artificial sweeteners (Equal® (sweetener), NutraSweet®, Saccharin, and Sweet’N Low®)
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

SOURCE: Urological and Gynecological Chronic Pelvic Pain: Current Therapies [Moldwin R, ed]. Springer Publishing: USA. [Pending publication, expected release 2016].  Revised Monday, May 2nd, 2016