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What To Eat When You Have A Yeast Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Good and bad: Avoid sugar and foods high in sugar, refined carbs, foods with yeast, junk food, fruit, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Eat potatoes and other starchy vegetables, whole grains, probiotic yogurts, nuts and seeds high in essential fatty acids, olive and linseed oil, herbs and spices. This is a partial list to use as a guide. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a pill to take for it. Will it still work if i drink and eat things that contains sugar in it?
Protein & veggies: For chronic yeast overgrowth (intestinal candidiasis) the focus is usually on what not to eat- simple carbs & starches feed yeast, so one should avoid sugars. Most fruits & minimize grains (whole non-glutenous grains ok in moderation). Many say to avoid foods with yeast/fermented foods but not needed unless you are sensitive to these. Emphasize protein foods & veggies. See http://huff.To/15mbzao. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods for Yeast: These candida diet foods help eliminate Candida Albicans from your body. Green leafy vegetables (including plenty of raw garlic), protein foods (beef, chicken, eggs, fish that are antibiotic and hormone free), live yogurt cultures (both dairy and non-dairy, ) whey, acidophilus (non-sweetened types of yogurt), green algae (such as chlorella), nuts and seeds, healthy oils (olive, canola, fish) no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No sugar: Eating good quality unsweetened yoghurt or taking a good quality probiotic can help treat and prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrives on sugar, so it is very important to remove sugars and processes starches (cereal, pasta, bread) from the diet if you have a tendency to yeast infections. Some yeast infections are caused by antibiotic use and may need a medication to help resolve them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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