Opt for unsweetened, pure cranberry juice or cranberry concentrate without added sugars. Sugar can exacerbate UTI symptoms.
Alongside cranberry juice, ensure you're drinking plenty of water to help flush out bacteria from the urinary tract.
Drink a glass (about 8 ounces) of cranberry juice daily to maintain a consistent intake of compounds that may help prevent UTIs.
Make sure the cranberry juice is 100% pure and not a cranberry cocktail blend. Pure cranberry juice contains higher levels of the active compounds.
Before making any changes to your routine, especially if you have a history of UTIs or other health conditions, consult a healthcare professional.
If you find it challenging to consume enough cranberry juice, cranberry supplements in the form of capsules or tablets are available.
While cranberry juice may provide some preventive benefits, maintaining good hygiene practices, emptying your bladder frequently, and urinating after sexual activity are also essential in UTI prevention.