Are there any dietary recommendations to follow if I suffer from incontinence?
There are some dietary rules for those suffering from incontinence: obviously you should always consult your doctor to get personalised advice based on your specific case.
In general, being overweight is one of the causes of incontinence, it is important to maintain a normal weight, to choose “simple” cooking methods such as steaming, grilling or on a hot plate, and to avoid a diet which is rich in saturated fats and salt.
Instead, we advise you to eat both raw and cooked vegetables, preferring those with large green leaves and “red” ones because they contain lycopene, an antioxidant and anticancer carotenoid which can help prevent prostate cancer: the richest food is definitely the tomato.
Fruit is also a valid ally, as long as, like vegetables, it is fresh and seasonal: it can help strengthen the immune system and prevent infections, thanks to the contribution of antioxidants, zinc, selenium and vitamin C.
One of the bad habits to be eliminated is to drink little to limit episodes of incontinence. Nothing could be more wrong: the risk is that dehydration will cause irritation to the bladder, worsening the situation. You need to drink at least a litre and a half of liquids a day, distributing them throughout the day and avoiding drinking before going to bed.
If you want to find out which foods should be avoided or consumed in moderation, you can learn more about the topic here.