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Dietary Guidelines for Prostate Seed Implant

Some foods and liquids (acidic food or amino acid groups) can be slightly irritating to the bladder, causing increased urinary frequency, discomfort and a slower stream.

Generally it is not necessary to eliminate these foods from the diet, but you may wish to decrease the amount, particularly if you are having a lot of symptoms.

  • Acidic Foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cranberries and juice
  • Apples/apple juices
  • Grapes/grape juice
  • Guava
  • Cantaloupes
  • Peaches
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Pineapple
  • Chilies/spicy food
  • Plums
  • Citrus fruits and drinks
  • Tea and Coffee including decaf
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate
  • Vinegar
  • Vitamin B complex


  • Low acid fruits: pear, apricots, papaya, watermelon
  • For coffee drinkers: KAVA (low acid instant), cold brew from Starbucks
  • For tea drinkers: non-citrus herbal, Sun brewed tea
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