Fruits and Juices

One of the most common concerns that I hear from my IC patients is how can they consume a balanced diet with interstitial cystitis and the limited, fruit selection on the IC Food List. The answer is simple! Many other Bladder Friendly fruits and vegetables are full of the same vitamins and antioxidants that a person might find in orange juice or berries. Some people can even consume smaller amounts of fruits or juice that others might find problematic. The key is to only avoid the foods YOU need to avoid. Most IC patients can eat many more fruits than they think, and that includes fruit from the Caution list. Of course, not cranberry juice…but that is another story!

Good to Read:

Fruits and Juices List

Note: Foods labeled with a plus sign (+) may be especially soothing during an IC flare according to patient reports.

Bladder Friendly

  • apples – Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady
  • applesauce – homemade with Gala, Fuji or Pink Lady apples
  • blueberries+
  • coconut – without preservatives
  • dates – without preservatives
  • pears+
  • watermelon

Try It

  • applesauce – commercial or baby
  • apricots
  • bananas
  • berries – blackberries, raspberries, huckleberries
  • cherimoya
  • cherries – fresh, maraschino
  • citrus peels
  • currants
  • figs
  • mango
  • melon – Crenshaw, honeydew
  • peaches
  • plums
  • raisins – brown
  • rhubarb


  • berries – cranberries
  • citrus – lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit
  • dried fruit – with preservatives
  • grapes
  • guava
  • kiwi fruit
  • melons – cantaloupe
  • nectarines
  • passion fruit
  • papaya
  • persimmon
  • pineapple
  • starfruit
  • strawberries
  • raisins – golden