Yeast infections are usually considered harmless, but what many people don’t know is that an overgrowth of yeast can spread through the entire body and deplete your energy.
The fungus that causes yeast is called Candida Albicans, and it normally lives in the mouth and digestive tract. However, when it’s numbers grow out of control, it becomes a parasite, draining your body of energy and possibly causing other infections and tissue inflammation.
Some foods have special anti-fungal properties, and they go a long way to eliminating parasites such as yeast from the body. Garlic, onions and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and oregano are potent anti-yeast foods.
You can also fight yeast simply by making your body healthier and better able to detoxify. With foods such as vegetables, meat and yogurt as well as green algae (chlorella and spirulina), you can put up a solid defense against yeast.
Foods to Avoid
Caffeine has been shown to feed yeast, so it’s best avoided, especially if you already know you are prone to yeast infections.
Likewise, beer, cheese (especially aged cheese), certain kinds of bread and any products that contain gluten or yeast such as fermented foods are all contributors to yeast growth.
And last but not least, sugar is a major factor in yeast growth. If you have recurring yeast infection, avoid all sugars and sweeteners except stevia.
By eliminating these foods, you will cause the yeast in your body to starve while promoting healthy bacteria and gradually you will be yeast-free.