2. Vitamin C
Getting more vitamin C in your diet could also lower your odds of developing a urinary tract infection and cystitis. This is due to the fact that the more vitamin C you have in your system, the more acidic your urine is going to be. When your urine becomes more acidic then it will become more effective at killing various bacteria that would otherwise cause an inflammatory infection.
There have even been studies that show the effects of vitamin C on individual patients. One woman who was pregnant took vitamin C in the dosage of 100 milligrams each day. At the end of the study, the researchers found that vitamin C she ingested protected her from urinary tract infections, cutting her odds of developing one in half. As you can see, eating more oranges could be the best way to prevent cystitis.