Yeast Free Diet

How to Get Started On a Yeast Free Diet

If you regularly suffer from yeast infections, then your doctor may advise that you try a yeast free diet.  That is because a yeast free diet helps to lower the levels of yeast in your body and blood, which in turn makes it harder for yeast infections to start and spread.  In this article, we look at how you can get started on a yeast free diet quickly and easily.

Clear Out Your Cupboards

The first thing you need to do when embarking on a yeast free diet is to get rid of all the foods in your house that are high in yeast, sugar and other nutrients that promote yeast growth.

Go through your cupboards, and get rid of chocolate, coffee, and tea (with the exception of green tea.)  Throw out anything that contains brewers yeast, and any sweeteners, as well as fruit juice, mushrooms and peanuts.

Take a look at your condiments, and get rid of any that contain vinegar, as well as vinegar itself, and get rid of soy sauce and pickles too.  Fruit, whether fresh or dried, should also be removed from your cabinets, as should most oils, with the exception of olive oil (preferably cold pressed.)  Meats are okay, but remember to avoid processed meat – keep only fresh or fresh frozen meat.  Donate any food that falls within this list to charity, rather than throwing them away!

Go Shopping!

Once you have got rid of all the yeast-promoting foods in your home, you should find that your cupboards are quite bare, so it is time to go shopping!

Stock up on yogurt, fresh meat, poultry and fish, and as many vegetables as you want (green leafy ones are particularly good.) Add eggs and whole grains, whole grain pasta, and unprocessed nuts and seeds. Unrefined oils are good too.

Find Recipes!

Cooking for a yeast free diet can be tricky, but fortunately, most of the recipes are quite simple.  Use unrefined oils, lean meats and vegetables, and if you love creamy sauces, use yogurt – it has healthy live cultures in it, which help to get rid of yeast, and will rebalance the flora in your gut and elsewhere in your body.

Added Benefits

The added benefits of a yeast free diet are that because the food is simple, it takes no time at all to prepare.  You will also be avoiding sugar, bread, fried and processed foods, so you will probably find that you start losing weight too, without even trying! With a little creativity, and a few good yeast free recipes, you should find that you can cook one meal for the whole family too, which should make dinner times a lot less stressful.

Ideally, for you to get the maximum benefit from a yeast free diet, you should stick to it for at least three months, and if you find that you relapse anytime after you have returned to your normal diet, simply try the same diet again.

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Toni January 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

have a problem with yeast due to having chrons disease and having to much medications from a doctor who left the country due to over medicating and injuring more then one patient. Now I do everything natural . but cannot do anything with yeast in it or I end up with a full blown yeast infection including sore and hives from it. It is horrible. On medication again , to get rid of it. , I did not see though the diet of what not to eat and what to eat.

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Lori February 7, 2012 at 3:51 am

Toni I too have Chrones and today just had a allergy skin test which came up the having a high reaction to yeast. I thought gluten was the problem and it maybe also not helping. My foods to avoid from my doctor is also yogurt. Oatmeal is also on the do not eat list which is what settles my Chrones down. Mushroons, cheese and sauces are also on the do not eat list. Good luck

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Laura January 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hey Toni. Look into Kefir. maybe its Kifer. but its a mushroom and it helps with candidia.

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