Candidiasis, or thrush, is a fairly common disease. His treatment is carried out with the help of drug therapy. But in most cases this is not enough. That’s why a special diet was developed for candidiasis.
Candidiasis is a fungal disease that affects primarily the epidermis and mucous membranes. If it is detected in a timely manner, the treatment occurs quickly enough, and the disease itself does not become the cause of unpleasant consequences. But if the disease is in neglected form or there was no full treatment, there is a high risk of complications. The fungus can begin to attack internal organs, and first of all the oral cavity and the gastrointestinal tract will suffer.
During candidiasis, a specially designed diet is one of the most important components of treatment. Thanks to it, the symptoms of the disease disappear as quickly as possible, since the products included in the diet, contribute to the cessation of fungal development.
In addition, this diet helps to establish the work of the gastrointestinal tract, and people with excess weight – get rid of a few pounds in a short time.
One important detail that should be paid attention to in any form of candidiasis: adherence to special nutrition is necessary not only until the symptoms disappear completely, but also about two weeks after the end. This must be done in order to avoid possible relapse of the disease.
Thrush in women and the corresponding diet
The causes of candidiasis in women can be varied, ranging from non-compliance with the rules of intimate hygiene and ending with wearing uncomfortable underwear or reducing immunity. To start getting rid of the problem is already in the first days of its occurrence, in order to avoid unpleasant consequences and complications.
As mentioned above, the treatment includes not only taking medication, but also special nutrition. Diet in candidiasis in women prohibits the use of food products such as:
- fatty meals;
- bakery products;
- spicy, spicy and pickled dishes;
- mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup;
- carbonated drinks;
- sugar, chocolate products;
- too sweet fruit.
They all contribute to the acceleration of reproduction of the fungus, which in this case is not necessary. To this list can also be added canned dishes, smoked products, citrus fruits (in particular grapefruit, lemons and oranges), spirits (especially beer), kvass, coffee, tea.
Despite the large number of restrictions, many useful and tasty foods are allowed to be consumed, which will not only help to eliminate the problem as soon as possible, but also improve the functioning of the stomach and intestines. When candidiasis is recommended to use:
- stewed fruits and vegetables;
- berries: sea buckthorn, cranberries, blueberries, cranberries;
- fresh greens;
- boiled lean meat;
- low-fat fish;
- liver and kidneys;
- olive or linseed oil;
- buckwheat and rice porridge;
- sea kale;
- carrot juice;
- pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds;
- kefir, bio-yogurt;
- herbal teas with rose hips, plantain, oregano, chamomile, hawthorn.
Diet in the treatment of candidiasis should be observed at least 3-4 months.
Candidiasis in men and features of diet
In men, thrush is much less common. But when it occurs, it is also necessary to adhere to the special food regime.
Diet for candidiasis in men may look something like this:
- Breakfast: eggs, vegetable salad, meat soup, cracker, sour-milk drink.
- Lunch: rice or spaghetti, liver salad, herbal tea.
- Snack: tomato or carrot juice.
- Supper: meat, stew, salad with vegetables and garlic, berry juice.
Categorically prohibited to eat fatty and harmful food, as well as alcoholic beverages.
Nutrition for thrush oral cavity
Diet in candidiasis of the oral cavity is slightly different from the previously considered options. In this case, all food consumed should be sparing for damaged mucous membranes.
Diet in candidiasis of this species completely excludes from the patient’s menu:
- baking and other dishes that contain yeast in their composition;
- sharp spices;
- fatty meat;
- acidic foods;
- strong tea and coffee;
During the treatment, you can consume vegetables, cereals, greens, fish and meat of low-fat varieties, sour-milk products.
In this case, all ready-made dishes should be softened or wiped, and salads are finely chopped or rubbed on the grater to avoid unnecessary irritation of the oral cavity.
Diet with candidiasis of the intestine provides for the use of a sufficient amount of protein, minerals, vitamins and trace elements, as well as essential amino acids. This reduces the level of carbohydrates in food.
The patient should be temporarily excluded from his diet:
- sugar (you can use aspartame instead);
- products from wheat (excluding macaroni);
- bakery products (except for black bread);
- marinated, salted, spicy, spicy, fatty dishes;
- glucose-rich fruit (eg, grapes);
- carbonated drinks;
- low-alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
In addition, you should limit the use of tea and coffee.