Three in four women sooner or later in their lives experience a yeast infection. The market is flooded with drugs and other products that aim at curing this infection. Most women who try to cure this infection make a very big mistake. They use lotions, drugs and various creams that for the time being do cure the infection, or at least it appears as such, but in actuality all these cures really do is counter the symptoms like an itch around the vagina or cure the digestive problem. A study shows that 97% of all market cures only provide a temporary solution and not a permanent cure. The more permanent cure lies not in these items but in your food. Your diet can help prevent and cure any existing yeast infection.
According to studies conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center or UMMC, some of the best remedies for curing a yeast infection lie in the food you consume. The UMMC study suggests that a patient can reduce the current infect and prevent any future ones through reducing the sugar in his/her diet. The study further points out that consuming yogurt, which is rich in probiotics (healthy bacteria that controls yeast population in check), can help towards curing a yeast infection. Garlic, either used externally or ingested, can be extremely useful due to its fungicidal properties that help kill the yeast cells and are highly recommended to patients. Some oils like oregano oil which is diluted in olive oil is another very effective way to treat the infection. Three to four drops applied under the tongue twice daily can do wonders in fighting the yeast infection.
The UMMC recommends taking up to two servings of fish per week. Fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation (swelling) that accompanies a yeast infection.
One food item in particular is a very interesting cure. Berries are natural antioxidants consisting of vitamins, minerals and various other nutrients which repair cells and fight off infections. Blackberries, Cranberries and Blueberries all are very helpful towards strengthening your immune system and helping you fight most infections.
Other item like nuts, whole grains, cinnamon, oregano, olive leaf, Pau’darco rich tea, citrus fruit rich in vitamin C and most cloves are a treasure trove for someone looking to cure and in the future prevent yeast infections.
The use of such food will definitely help cure any yeast infection however one must also be careful in avoiding things that might help the infection grow. One must deny the infection a favourable place to grow by avoiding wearing moisture trapping nylon. Try using more airy clothing, like loose fitting underwear made of cotton that will not produce heat through friction against your skin. Do not at any given point in your treatment share a towel with any one since the infection can and will travel from it. Use and wash your own clothing and other toiletries. Taking all the above mentioned food items and precautions should cure your infection and prevent any future infections.