Few people know this but thrush can be treated, and prevented by eating the right food. But you probably need help in choosing a thrush diet. Usually, people treat candida directly by applying various medicines and home remedies. Since there are food items that help inhibit the unnatural growth of yeast in the body, some do the exact opposite.
Treating thrush through diet is not just about what you should eat but what you should not. Here are the top three food items your thrush diet must consist of:
Vegetables – Cabbage, onions, eggplants, asparagus, lettuce and other green leafy vegetables that are rich in fiber are good for a thrush diet. These vegetables ensure that the candida levels in your body are normal by giving you the right amount of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber. Also, although these vegetables contain sugar, which is said to increase the growth of yeast, these simple sugars also have anti fungal properties.
Meat – Pork, poultry, beef, lamb and goat meat are fine, as none of these will aggravate the growth of the yeast in our body. Just make sure that the meat you consume has been organically fed or some chemicals used may worsen your yeast infection.
Sea foods, especially oily fish are also good for your thrush diet.
Others – Garlic has anti-fungal properties that can be used to treat thrush. Yogurt, the unflavored type, is also a popular cure for yeast infection because it contains live cultures that can fight off the overgrowth of yeast.
Peppermint tea can also help your yeast infection by killing off the excess yeast in the body. Typically, most of the mint family of teas are recommended in choosing a thrush diet.
But there are foods to avoid:
• Sugary, sweet foods. Sweet fruits, while healthy, can worsen your thrush.
• Food that contains yeast such as bread.
These are the basics you must consider in choosing a thrush diet.
This condition should never be taken lightly, and you should feel free to discuss it with your natural health counselor. There is a wide variety of herbal formulas that have proved very successful.