Intestinal yeast infection are generally caused by a fungus similar to yeast known as Candida. A mild number of Candida germs are not harmful and may be present in one or the other part of the body without any negative effect on health. The problem takes shape when Candida overgrows and results in an infection. Yeast infection is commonly observed in vaginal parts, mouth as well as the digestive tract. Candida infection affects women more in comparison to men and may also affect those with a poor immunity. The symptoms of intestinal yeast infection are stomach cramps, bloating, tiredness as well as mood swings.
Avoiding the following foods will help ease the symptoms and cure the yeast infection at faster speed.
1. Sugar and sweets:
Sugar only increases the sweetness of the food as well as the calories and it has almost zero health benefits. Reducing your sugar and sugar product intake will help you reduce the severity of the symptoms of Intestinal yeast infection. It has been medically proven that food products and drinks that are high in sugar should be avoided to cure yeast infection such as aerated drinks, candies, chocolates, jam, jelly, syrup for pancake, frosting, cake, pies, muffins, pastries as well as cookies.
2. Enriched Flour:
The process for deriving enriched flour from whole grain involves removal of all the healthy part like whole wheat. The remaining part of the grains is then grounded into very fine powder that has a very long shelf life. The enriched flour only adds bulk as well as calories to various snack foods, breads or cereals. The enriched flour has very little fiber, nutrients and proteins in comparison to whole grain and this negatively effects the blood sugar levels and energy levels. This kind of enriched flour increases tiredness, food cravings and increases appetite. If you avoid the use of enriched flour and have healthier foods than you can reduce the risk of having intestinal yeast infection as well as heal it faster.
3. Cheese and Milk:
As we all know, milk and cheese are an excellent source of Calcium and Vitamin D, however, it increases the risk of yeast infection in some people. You can have yogurt as it helps in increasing the number of good bacteria in the intestines and easing the symptoms of intestinal yeast infection. Milk and cheese are high concentrated saturated fats which is a contributing factor to obesity. Some health experts believe that avoiding milk products till the time the infection is completely healed is helpful, however, definite research is yet to be done to support this fact. People who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk products are more prone to getting intestinal yeast infections. You can replace milk with soy milk and have other foods which are rich in calcium (like tuna, salmon or almonds) to avoid aggravating the symptoms of intestinal yeast infection.
4. Fatty meats:
High fat meats like organ meats, processed meats and red meat have large amounts of saturated fats in them. Saturated fats increase the symptoms of intestinal yeast infection such as abdomen pain, bloating and flatulence. For betterment of your health you must avoid having steak, bacon, cheese burger, ribs, sausage and other fatty meats. Instead, have more of fish or leguminous plant.