Categories: Virology

Candidiasis Diet for Candida Infections

Candida is a toxic yeast-like microorganism. Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by Candida albicans, which normally resides in many other organisms like human mouth, throat, intestines and genital and urinary tract. Yeast lives in 80% of the human population all the time with no harmful effects, as they are in balance.

Common examples of candidiasis infections are :

  • vaginitis and vulvar rash
  • Oral thrush
  • conjunctivitis;
  • ringworm and even athlete's foot,
  • sore throat,
  • muscle and joint pain,
  • kidney and bladder infections,
  • infections of the nail and other skin folds,
  • depression
  • diabetes

There are also other effects in the gastrointestinal tract such as :

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • colitis
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal gas
  • distension
  • heartburn)

The best defense against candidiasis is diet it is a long-term, lifestyle. Yeast likes carbohydrates and sugar. If you keep on feeding yeast cells, they will grow and even the best anti microbial herbs will not keep them away. Eat a disciplined diet and when symptoms fade you can expand your diet but do not go back to your old habits or else the candida symptoms will quickly return.

Here are the lists of foods to avoid:

  • Sugar. all types: brown, white, syrup, molasses, honey, fructose, lactose, maltose, dextrose
  • Yeast products: bread, pizza, buns, breadcrumbs, gravy mix, flavored foods
  • Refined grains, white flour products, cakes, biscuit, pasta, cornflour, cereals cured
  • Smoked products like bacon and meats
  • Fermented products, vinegar, pickles, soya sauce, alcohol
  • Tea, coffee, ovaltine, chocolate and all malted products
  • Cow's milk, cheese cream except yoghurt and cottage cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Peanuts and peanut products

And here are the lists of food to eat:

  • Onions and garlic
  • Fresh vegetables and their juices (except for carrot juice it contains a lot of sugar)
  • Rice cakes, oat cakes (unmalted)
  • Soya milks, butter, cottage cheese and yoghurt
  • Herbs, freshly cracked nuts
  • Fruit and herb teas
  • Brown rice and flour
  • Oats (porridge makes an excellent breakfast)
  • Meats
  • Fish, oily fish is best, eggs, peas and beans

Avoid foods that you may be sensitive to and take good multi-vitamin, mineral and other nutrients prescribed by your therapist. It is also good to eat natural yogurt daily. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, organic if possible, to provide essential nutrients and antioxidants to repair the immune system and fiber to help repair the digestive system.

Going on a Candidiasis diet might not be enough to stop your yeast infection but it can lessen your infections. It is important to consult first your physician before taking any diet you want to do. A person engaged in a diet program must have the willingness and be disciplined in eating the right and balanced food. After all it will benefit you in doing this diet program. Remember the saying that "No pain, no gain". All the efforts will be rewarded with healthy body and free from all kinds of infections and diseases.

Source by John Dela Cruz


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