Thrush (candidiasis) is a fungal infection caused by microscopic yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida. In most cases, the disease requires medical treatment, but a rational diet can speed up the healing process and prevent relapses.
Mushrooms of the genus Candida are part of the normal human microflora. In small quantities, they can be found in the mouth, intestines, and vagina. Therefore, the disease is caused not simply by the presence of fungi of the genus Candida, but by their active reproduction. Most often, candidiasis occurs with a decrease in immunity. To cure thrush, it is necessary to normalize the intestinal microflora. This can be achieved with a specific diet.
It is worth including in the diet dairy products, especially those enriched with useful bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Fermented baked milk, varenets, bifidok, bifilife, tan, matsun - those products that should be present in the diet every day. They create a favorable environment for the growth of beneficial bacteria.
Fresh vegetables are sources of fiber. At least once a day, you should eat a portion of fresh carrot, cabbage, beetroot salad. Indigestible fiber removes excess sugar, toxins, cholesterol from the intestines and normalizes digestion. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, fresh zucchini can also be eaten without restriction.
Products containing pectin are essential during the treatment of thrush. Pectin will form a fecal lump and create favorable conditions for the growth of "good" intestinal microflora. First of all, baked apples have a lot of pectin, so you should include at least one large baked apple in your daily diet.
Jelly made from sweet berries and fruits without added sugar is suitable as a dessert. Berry jelly will help normalize digestion. The starch contained in it has the ability to envelop the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, protecting it from negative effects.
It is worth giving preference to whole-grain cereals (buckwheat, rice, pearl barley, quinoa). It is useful to eat corn grits. It is undesirable to eat semolina, especially with milk.
Water is an irreplaceable product necessary for normal life. An adult should drink at least 1-1.5 liters of water per day. It will speed up metabolic processes in the body and help eliminate toxins.
You can eat gray bread, as well as whole grain and bran. But white fresh bread is completely prohibited. Yeast and easily digestible carbohydrates will cause fermentation in the intestines and accelerate the growth of fungi. The best substitute for bread will be crispbread. Sweet buns, especially those made from yeast dough, should be excluded from the diet.
Fruits can be consumed, especially apples, pears, pineapple are useful. They contain a lot of fiber (peel, septa, bones). Grapes are completely banned due to their high sugar content. Fruit drinks, including freshly squeezed juice, should not be drunk by people with thrush. Juices contain a huge amount of fruit sugar and no fiber, the juice causes fermentation processes in the intestines and the growth of fungal microflora.
You will have to give up sugar or reduce its consumption as much as possible. An elevated blood glucose level always promotes the growth of fungal flora. Avoid sugary carbonated drinks, try to reduce the amount of sugar in tea and coffee. Avoid sweets, milk and white chocolate. During treatment, you can consume a little bitter chocolate.
Alcohol should also not be consumed during treatment. It is imperative to give up fermented drinks (wine, champagne, beer). Don't drink whole milk. Adults do not tolerate it very well.
Ready-made meat-containing products (sausages, sausages) themselves are of little use.They contain a large amount of preservatives, flavor enhancers and other additives. During the treatment period, sausages should be limited.