Can white vinegar be a part of anti- yeast infection diet? Holistic and alternative medicine specialists believe that white vinegar can worsen and even aggravate your medical condition and thus should be omitted from your diet. In this article, a certified nutritionist and former yeast infection sufferer explains why white vinegar and wine vinegar are not recommended for yeast infection sufferers.
A fungus called Candida is considered to be a causal agent of yeast infection. Candida fungi can be cultured in a healthy body in small harmless amounts. However, the co-occurrence of certain conditions can lead to its multiplication. Candida overgrowth often results in the leakage of these microorganisms into the bloodstream through the intestinal walls, thus leading to related yeast infection symptoms. For this reason yeast infection is also called Candida infection, or candidiasis.
There are many contributing interrelating factors that cause candidiasis. In this article I will focus on the nutritional factors, since certain dietary habits and their influence on digestive system and Candida are considered to be among primary triggers of all types of yeast infections.
Both medical doctors and paraprofessionals agree that consuming high amount of refined sugar and other refined carbohydrates (i. e. white flour, white rice) feed Candida and promote the aggravation of this condition.
Maintaining a proper acid - alkaline balance is another dietary principle you should adhere to in order to control yeast infection overgrowth. The term "acid - alkaline balance" stands for the pH (potential hydrogen) level in various areas of human body. This is based on a scale of zero to 14, with zero as the most acid, 14 as the most alkaline and 7 as neutral. Our body functions best at the normal pH range of 7.35 to 7.45 in the blood, while even a small deviation may cause significant health impairments. It is important to note that Candida tends to multiply intensively in acidic environments.
Unfortunately, the modern typical lifestyle, characterized by low physical activity, high levels of stress and high-fat calorie-dense diet contributes to increasing the acidity level in the blood. In order to keep a proper acid - alkaline balance, thus creating an optimal an anti Candida environment, you must introduce more alkaline forming foods (i. e. most fresh fruits and vegetables, calcium, cesium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, green juices, almonds, tofu etc.) on the expense of acid forming foods (i. e. most meet, fish, diary and grain products).
White vinegar is an extremely acidic food (ph 5.5). While acid-forming foods should not be totally eliminated from your diet, replacing some of these foods with alkaline forming supplements is strongly recommended. For instance, white vinegar can be easily replaced by organic apple cider vinegar (ph 7.5). Moreover, all vinegars play controversial role when it comes to Candida diets. Although apple cider vinegar is an exception, being alkaline forming it should be taken in strict moderation. Note that apple cider vinegar can be very beneficial for treating yeast infections externally.
Keep in mind that while following an alkaline diet may be beneficial to your health and help control Candida, no dietary changes can replace a comprehensive holistic treatment for yeast infection.
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