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Using food to fight yeast infection

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Your food can be a very important tool in deciding whether you will be able to fight away yeast infection or not. Your diet directly affects your Candida yeast infection and it can also help you to get relief from such problem. However, for that you will need to know what to include in your diet and what to eliminate from the diet that you are having right now.

Digestive detox

You can go for a digestive detox with yeast free foods. The nutrition habits that you have are an important component of your yeast infection treatment plan. Yeast likes and feeds on specific foods and if you avoid them, it will be easier to treat yeast infection problems. Avoiding such foods will help you to get long-term relief.

First of all, it is very important for you to find out which other foods that cause flare-ups in your case. Stop those suspicious foods one by one and reintroduce them one by one. If you see flare-ups after reintroduction of the food, you should immediately stop consuming that particular food and it should be thrown out of your candida diet.

Below you will find the list of the foods that you should avoid when you are suffering from candida yeast infection.

Sweets- you need to avoid sweets because they contain sugars. Avoid barley, corn or rice syrup, sugar, honey, maple syrup, dairy products, foods that contain concentrated sweeteners.

Avoid foods that can convert into simple sugar easily. Such foods include melons, fruit juices, dried fruits, refined flours and white rice.

Yeasts and fermented foods- if you are suffering from yeast infection, it is very important for you to stay away from yeasts and fermented foods. Such foods include yeast (bakers, brewers, nutritional), soy sauce, mouldy cheeses, vinegars, pickle products, smoked fish, smoked meats, miso, tempeh, malted products.

You should also avoid all types of alcoholic beverages.

Avoid triggers– there are some foods which will trigger yeast growth. You should avoid all such foods. They include mushrooms, melons, peanuts, corn, and pistachios. Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, cooked carrots and parsnips are also not very good for you. If you cannot completely avoid them, you can always lean meat the amount of such higher carbohydrate foods to one serving per day.

Focus on the following

You should focus on the following foods and should include them in your diet. These are yeast free and immune enhancing foods.

Healthy proteins like beans, organic eggs, deep sea fish, chicken or turkey, raw or soaked nuts and seeds, yogurt and goats milk. However, it is should avoid peanuts and pistachios even though they are in the category of nuts and seeds.

In grains, you need to include Millett, buckwheat, barley, rye, quinoa, amaranth, sprouted grain or seed, kamut and whole wheat. Almost all grain products are yeast free and so you can include them in your diet.

You will also need to include non-starchy vegetables in your diet. Such vegetables include green leafy vegetables, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprout, kohlrabi, zucchini, onions, garlic, sea vegetables etc.

Sweeteners are sometimes important in your daily life. You can go for stevia because that is an herbal sweetener. This is the only sweetener that candida does not feed on and so you can use it to make something sweet without a problem.

Condiments and oils– hummus, brags amino acids, tahini, raw nut butters, garlic, onion, lemon, salt alternative dulse, dried herb, fresh herb, extra virgin olive oil etc.

References

1. Cure Yeast Infection Fast
2. Vaginal Candidiasis
3. Yeast Infections