A study was conducted in 2013 on women having yeast infection. 207 of them were given oral and vaginal antifungal medication, while the second group consisting of 209 women were given the same treatment as the first group along with the addition of oral application of probiotic, which was similar to what cheese has in it. After the test was conducted, 80% of the women from the first group still had complaints of the infection, while only 31% of the women from the second group complained of the infection.
Another study showed that eating probiotic cheese reduced the risk of yeast infection by 75%. Fermented cheese such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan and Gouda should be eaten for the prevention of yeast infection.
5. VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Virgin coconut oil does not go through too much refining processes thus has more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as compared to conventional coconut oil. This coconut oil comes from fresh coconuts and thus has lots of benefits. Coconut oil fights Candida albicans very effectively. You can sauté your vegetables in this oil or add them to your salad’s dressing too.
Yeast infection does not necessarily have to be treated with medicines. It can be prevented and treated by eating the above mentioned foods too.
In order to stay safe from the infection, eat foods that are rich in probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins.