All Other Types of Bacteria Multiply In An Alkaline Environment
If the test strips show a pH level above 7, and your urine culture shows any one of the other bacteria besides E. Coli and Klebsiella, you will want to bring your pH level down by acidifying your urine.
How To Decrease Your pH and Make It More Acidic With Diet
Stop consuming citrus fruits and juices, milk and other dairy products, root vegetables and green beans, all of which make the urine more alkaline.
Start eating more protein (beef, poultry or fish; eggs; nuts) and carbs (white or brown rice, cereal and bread).
Add cranberries, plums or prunes to your diet.
Salads are also helpful for lowering pH levels.
Think Of Test Strips As Your New Best Friend
As this article shows, staying on top of the pH status of your urine could help you avoid a serious UTI. People who have experienced long-term chronic infections, and seniors who do not get the typical UTI symptoms, can benefit from this type of “early warning system”.
But not all test strips are alike. Look for strips which have 3 tests: leukocytes, nitrites and pH. Click here to buy.