Diet for Yeast Infection Prevention

by Sharon Hopkins


Yeast infections are generally common in women because as yeast is present in the body, the highest concentration of yeast for women is in their vagina. Yeast infection can appear in the mouth, on the skin, in the stomach and the urinary tract. While not harmful, a yeast infection or candidasis can be irritating to live it. Men also sometimes suffer from yeast infections. This infection can be dealt with by taking some simple steps like managing the food you eat and maintaining good hygiene.

Diet and Yeast Infections

You can manage your diet and help control your symptoms better. Yeast loves sugar and if you want to manage the symptoms with food, eliminate sugar completely. If you are a diabetic, exercise strict glucose control. You need to avoid food that will increase the acidic balance in your body. Yeast infections heal well if you manage your diet well. It is necessary that you remain strict with your regimen in order to prevent recurrent flare ups.

There are some foods you can include for the prevention of yeast infection.

  • Vegetables - Fresh, raw and in plenty
  • Proteins - Fish, chicken or eggs
  • Garlic - For its antifungal and anti inflammatory properties
  • Onions - For its anti bacterial, anti fungal and diuretic properties
  • Almonds - Including almonds can keep yeast infections at bay
  • Coconut Oil - Its anti fungal properties help keep your symptoms at bay

If you are prone to chronic yeast infections, you would need to make some long term changes in your diet. A diet for chronic yeast infections can be divided into foods you can eat and foods you need to avoid. An addition that would be good for you is including natural yogurt in your diet. Yogurt, though made from milk, actually works in your favor. The bacteria in yogurt balance the infection in your intestines and digestive system, and restore the imbalance in your body.

In order to manage your infection well, not only do you need to include foods good for you but you also need to avoid certain foods to prevent recurrent yeast infections. Some of those foods include:

  • Refined Sugar - Cakes, cookies, carbonated drinks and breakfast cereals
  • Dairy - Milk, cheese, butter
  • Fruits High in Natural Sugar - Bananas, mangoes, grapes
  • Carbohydrates high on the glycemic index
  • Alcohol and vinegar
  • Mushrooms

Reference:

  1. http://www.csun.edu/~jlg70068/health/yeast-infection-treatments.html
  2. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/candidiasis-000030.htm

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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