Candida Control Diet

Overview

Members of the candida family of yeasts are found in the human body at low levels. If the candida stays at low levels, it is harmless. But if the candida begins to accelerate its growth, then intervention is required to prevent it from harming its host. Candida is controlled through proper diet and medication. Sticking to a proper diet helps immensely in resolving candida infections.

Carbs

To control a candida infection, carbohydrates should be removed from your diet. Carbohydrates are a preferred source of nutrition for candida cells. Glucose is particularly easily used by candida. Breads, pasta and soft drinks are all products that should be removed from the diet of a person infected with candida.

Protein

The calories you lose by removing carbohydrates from your diet should be replaced by proteins. Proteins are beneficial for the body because they cannot be used by the candida colonies for nutrition. Protein is also essential in strengthening your immune system. Lean beef, fish, poultry, dairy (low fat) and fish are all excellent (low carb) sources of protein.

Caffeine

Caffeine is a nutrient that gives the candida cells energy and sustenance. Caffeine should be removed or ingested in minimal amounts by candida sufferers. Caffeine is found in generous amounts in coffee, tea, energy drinks and most soft drinks. Even decaffeinated versions of the previously mentioned beverages should be avoided because they contain residual amounts of caffeine.

Yogurt

Low-fat, sugarless yogurt can be an important tool in combating a candida infection. Yogurt is not only a good source of protein but is also full of pro-biotic bacteria. Pro-biotic bacteria fight the bacterial infection for your body (actually killing off candida cells).

Yeast Products

Candida is yeast that can feed off yeast. When consumed by a candida sufferer, yeast products can be harmful because of the nutrition they provide the candida colonies in your body. Any product that contains yeast or uses yeast in production must be removed from your diet. Beer, vinegar, certain breads and mushrooms all contain yeast.

About this Author

Dr. Robert Petrossian has been working at the Yerevan State Medical University Department of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases for the past two years. He has had experience with thousands of patients as well as considerable amount of work in epidemic prevention on the government level.