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What to Avoid: Foods that Worsen Candidiasis

Jun 01 2015

There is truth to the saying “you are what you eat.” Any food that you ingest causes reactions and processes within your body that affect your overall health. Your diet, then, can either be the secret that keeps you healthy or the culprit behind conditions that recur or never seem to heal—and this is especially true for people who suffer from candidiasis.

Foods to Avoid

The case when you have candidiasis (or yeast infection) is no different. Your diet choices may either help you recover, or could worsen your condition. As such, you have to avoid the foods that have a negative impact on your condition. Here are some of the most common culprits to avoid:

• Processed foods
• Smoked, fermented foods
• Breads with yeast
• Gluten-containing grains
• Condiments
• Mushrooms
• Nuts
• Sugary food products, including some fruits
• Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages
• Starchy vegetables
• Spicy foods

As you can see, there are a lot of foods you have to steer clear from when you have candidiasis. Processed foods and other such products contain high amounts of additives that worsen the yeast’s overgrowth. Any food with yeast and fungi can also have the same effects.

For some items on the list, the connection to candidiasis is not immediately apparent. In these foods the effect is to speed up the growth of the yeast. This is true for acidic, spicy, and gluten-containing foods. Sugars can be pretty bad for candidiasis as well. Yeast thrives on sugar, which is why sweets in your diet is a bad idea—even when it’s naturally occurring sugars, such as the ones you find in fruit. Keep in mind that wines and spirits often have high sugar content, too.

Steps to Take

Avoiding the intake of these foods is the first step to recovery – but this alone may not be enough to get better completely. Treatments and a few lifestyle adjustments are also necessary to combat the root cause of the infection.

At Candida Wellness, we will help you find the right path to recovery from candidiasis. We offer self- test procedures for the condition, as well as an assortment of supplements and treatments for it. With ours and your doctor’s help, you’ll be on your way to feeling better in no time. Get in touch with us today for more information.