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Unless your healthcare team gives you specific instructions, people with a urostomy do not need a special diet. However, there are a few tips you may want to keep in mind to avoid infections and urine odors:


  • Drink at least six to eight cups (48-64 ounces) of water and other fluids per day.
  • You may want to limit certain foods that cause urine odor. These include1:
    -  Asparagus
    -  Fish
    -  Eggs
    -  Alcohol
    -  Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts
    -  Cheese (certain types)
    -  Baked beans
    -  Onions
  • Some foods help fight urine odor. You may want to increase your intake of:
    -  Cranberry juice
    -  Buttermilk
    -  Parsley
    -  Yogurt