A patient with recurrent cystitis is receiving instructions by the nurse. To help prevent recurring cystitis, the nurse recommends the patient eat an acid-ash diet to acidify the urine. Which of the following should the patient avoid?

Milk

Explanation

• An acid-ash diet consists of foods that will acidify the urine, leading to a decrease in bacteria

• Acid-ash diets consist largely of meat, fish, eggs, and cereals

• Foods to avoid include milk products and most fruits and vegetables

• Cranberries are one of the few fruits that acidify the urine

• Coffee is pH neutral

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