You-T Urinary Health Beverage
The Issue: What do sex, thongs and dehydration all have in common? They can cause urinary tract infections (UTIs). And if you've ever had one, you know you'd probably rather die than go there again (it's enough to make you consider never having sex again for at least 60 seconds). And when you've got one, you'll do anything to try to make it go away as quickly as possible.
The Fix: Cranberry juice. And lots of it. You can either guzzle the good ol' fashioned bottled variety, or opt for You-T, a clinically-proven cranberry powder that you stir into water. The powder is more concentrated (You-T says it's the most potent cranberry extract available) and, with only 15 calories per packet, far lower in calories than the equivalent amount of regular cranberry juice you'd need to drink.
According to You-T's website, over 50 percent of women get at least one UTI, which is characterized by pain, a burning feeling when you pee and feeling like you "gotta go" every few minutes. Or, as we might describe it, it can feel like your bladder is bruised from a bar fight and just caught on fire. Many women get them from sex, since a penis (...or other foreign object) carries bacteria into your body. Other women get UTIs from being dehydrated or wearing thong. There goes your social life.
Drinking cranberry juice is proven to be one of several ways to help prevent UTIs . A compound in cranberry juice has the ability to attach to E. coli bacteria, which cause about 90 percent of UTIs, and flush the bacteria out of your body. This decreases the chance of the bacteria sticking to your urinary tract. "It has been scientifically documented that ongoing ingestion of cranberry products can help prevent urinary tract infections," our expert, Los Angeles internist Dr. Andrea Ruman explains. Cranberry juice can also help flush an existing infection away.
For more information on what causes UTIs and how to prevent them, check this out .