Posted By : Margaret Garland
Category : health-and-fitness
There certainly are plenty of things that can go wrong with us. One thing that we have to put up with regularly, especially women, is yeast infections. Unfortunately, these can be some of the more uncomfortable things that we have to deal with even though they are not a life-threatening situation. There are certain things that you can do in order to help to avoid yeast infections and are also things that you can do to help get rid of infection if you're currently experiencing one. For example, if you stop feeding your yeast infection what it needs to grow, it will soon be unable to sustain itself.
What is it that yeast needs in order to grow? Actually there are a couple of different things. First of all, many of us eat far too much sugar on a daily basis and this can really cause a lot of problems in us. The simple fact of the matter is, yeast eats sugar and if we are constantly feeding it what it needs to survive, it will be very difficult for us to get rid of it effectively. That is why the first step that we need to take in overcoming our yeast infection problems is to remove as much sugar from our diet as possible.
The type of sugar that you remove from your diet is also very important. Let's face it, sugar is energy and we need those calories in order to sustain ourselves through the day. Eating processed sugar is a sure way for you to throw your body into an imbalance and to feed the yeast infection that you may be experiencing. Other sugars, however, will not affect your yeast infection to the point of allowing it to grow. These would include natural sugars that we receive in fruits and vegetables.
Another reason that sugar is so bad for us is that it causes yeast infections is because it is very acidic. Yeast grows very well in an acidic environment and if we are eating sugar regularly, we are helping to provide it with the environment that it needs to grow. In order for us to overcome a yeast infection because of being acidic, we need to eat foods that are more alkaline. There are plenty of lists that are available on the Internet which will show you which type of food you should be eating.