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Try Avoiding Oranges, Grapefruit, Pineapple to Reduce Irritation

10 Foods to Avoid if You Have an Overactive Bladder: Page 2

By , Caring.com contributing editor
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Citrus fruit

Citrus is thought to irritate the bladder (even though, in general, it's wise to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for their healthy, vitamin-rich liquid and fiber). Beware especially of oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, and tangerines. Pineapple, not technically a citrus fruit (even though it often appears in the same tropical salads), is also a culprit because it's highly acidic.

Also avoid citrus in juice form (orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice).

Better: Try substituting nonacidic whole fruits, such as bananas, apples, pears, and berries.