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    Soothing Bladder Friendly Foods

    Hi, I thought it would be a good idea if we could all suggest or post some foods we find that help us during a flare up or that just soothe the bladder in general. So far what helps me is lactose free milk, tortilla chips with no preservatives, plain chicken or turkey and veggies, and chicken soup made from scratch. What about you?

    I know we have a master ic diet list but I want to hear from each and every one of us and what helps us personally in times of a flare up or what helps you soothe the bladder. Even though we are all different it makes for a nice and intresting post since this seems to be a concern and also an intrest for so many.
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    Rice, vanilla ice cream, ginger candies (this makes no sense to me), scrambled eggs
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    Ooh that is good to know. Ginger is an anti inflammitory food and maybe that is why they seem to help. Some other things I seem to do well with is almond milk it seems to be very soothing. I usually use it to make a vanilla smoothie. I also seem to be okay with jay robb brand vanilla egg white protein powder. It makes a great healthy protein shake. I like having options to go to and have new food ideas. Always makes things easier.
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    Lightly scrambled eggs and toast.

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    I'm another scrambled egg & buttered toast when being ultra safe.

    Also, grilled chicken & mashed potato w/butter.

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    OMG... Love this discussion string. What a timely and great topic idea!!!

    Rice for sure
    Ezekiel bread for sure
    Slice turkey
    Bisquick or Jiffy Mix biscuits or pancakes
    butternut squash soup
    any squashes sauteed
    mushrooms
    carrots
    homemade soups.. like chicken noodle soup

    I am a Jiffy mix addict. That is my personal comfort food so warm biscuits or muffins made with Jiffy mix always make me feel better!! Oh... and homemade cinnamon pull aparts!

    For drinks... hot water with sugar and Heathers Tummy Care Acacia fiber.. I have atleast two mugs of that a day.

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    For me, it's oatmeal. Yeah I know it's a maybe food, but it really, really helps and soothes me. I also do very well with plain chicken and baked/mashed potatoes. And of course, lots and lots of water!

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    Oatmeal is good for breakfast. I get the steel cut kind. Salads with olive oil. Plenty of raw carrots and green sprouts. Sweet potatoes are good. Carrot juice is good. Healthy cold cereals with rice dream. A real treat is Julies organic ice cream sandwhiches not too big. I can eat figs in season but not most fruit.
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    I eat oatmeal with pure maple syrup and 2% milk. It is so good during a flare! I am VERY diet sensitive, and oatmeal doesn't bother me, luckily! I also like scrambled eggs with white american cheese melted on top. My hubby makes the most awesome buns/rolls from scratch, and I often have an egg sandwich on them.

    Another thing I can have during a flare is a salad with lots of veggies and the fake ranch recipe that I got from this forum. I also eat pretzels with no preservatives and kettle chips from the natural foods section at the grocery store.
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    Alkalized water is very soothing. Foods are a bit trickier.

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    i know it sounds strange but i find sausage rolls seem to help offset ic symptom severity.

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    i know it sounds strange but i find sausage rolls seem to help offset ic symptom severity. I have a theory that its something to do with the fat and salt content.

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    honey with hot water, caffeine free peppermint tea, milk, vanilla milkshakes,
    potatoes, rice, toast with honey and butter, yes scramble eggs or boiled
    marshmallow root tea, quick oats with honey
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    pancakes with organic pure maple syrup
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