According to some specialists, eating and avoiding particular foods can reduce or prevent Candida yeast infections. However, there’s a lack of scientific evidence to support this claim though many followers notice the differences and follow it knowing it alleviates their symptoms or fungal overgrowth.
As diets so, The candida diet is pretty strict. It’s a diet that excludes sugar, gluten, alcohol and certain dairy products. Candida diet advocates (including myself) believe these foods promote candida overgrowth in the gut which leads to all sorts of nasty symptoms – some you may even have but not realise you have them or what could be causing them. Avoiding these foods has not been proven to be effective against candida infections and is consequently medically unsupported, however, I am a firm believer in being in tune with your body and listening to it. If you try the diet out (or any other specialised diet) and find the results are beneficial to how you feel and your overall health, then that’s a good thing.
The Candida Diet diet focuses on eating lean proteins, healthy fats, nonstarchy vegetables, and probiotics. These foods aim to help minimize inflammation and balance the concentrations of bacteria inside the gut.