What You Must Know About Caffeine and Candida

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If you suffer through vaginal yeast infections or any other form of candida albicans infection. Then you have heard about the many candida diet restrictions and choices that you will ultimately need to make to be healthy. the fact is that living healthy isn’t fun or easy and these decisions are hard to make. As humans we tend to try to find ways to discount or disprove the theories set forth by others to allow ourselves the pleasures and permissions we crave.

Taking a closer look at recent trends like electronic cigarettes and older ones such as caffeine free drinks you can easily see how humans often try to find justifications that feed their vices. Why else are these advancements and achievements sought out? Surely the case is made that they are often safer and better alternatives than their predecessors.

Vaginal yeast infection in women is a commonplace occurrence. Well, certainly it’s out there a lot and many men as well suffer from candidaisis. This is a fungal infection that feeds on the bodies over consumption of sugars. As such, certain foods in ones diet puts themselves at greater risk of contracting the disease. On nearly every candida diet list of foods to avoid exists one item that bears scrutiny.

Caffeine is commonly thought of as a highly addictive substance that also serve to provide temporary alertness and appetite suppression. It exists in many drinks such as coffee, tea and sodas as well as in chocolate and other foods. If one of these are one of your vices you know just how hard it may be to give them up.

Candida sufferers often question the elimination of caffeine from their diet. For many it has been a staple part of their day, their week, their lives for so long that they cannot remember what life was like before. So what is the real skinny on caffeine?

Caffeine has been proven to act on the body in negative affects on the adrenal glands. This in turn hurts the immune system leaving the body open to many attacks, including yeast infections. And in the cases of carbonated sodas and chocolate, the ingestion of caffeine also introduces much new sugar to your system. Caffeine in your body will cause the liver to dump large amounts of sugar to the blood stream further feeding your vaginal yeast infection. It also increases the bodies cravings for sugar and high carbohydrate foods. This all leads to one conclusion, caffeine is one of the very first items you must eliminate from your diet to cure your candida infection.

Being fair of course there is support for the inclusion of moderate amount of natural caffeine sources like unsweetened teas and coffee. The argument there is that the antioxidants in these drinks have been shown to prevent candidaisis. With that said I’ll take just a moment to point out that there are plenty of other ways to get antioxidants to your system and I’ll leave it at that.

Given the number of ways that caffeine works in near harmony with candida, I’d strongly recommend that anyone still indulging in their coffee habit, their soda fix or chocolate indulgence should immediately reconsider. Especially of you are on of the millions of people that suffer with thrush, vaginal yeast infection or any form of candidaisis infection

One comment

  1. Marina says:

    “Caffeine in your body will cause the liver to dump large amounts of sugar to the blood stream further feeding your vaginal yeast infection.”
    Could you please specify how blood sugar feeds vaginal yeasts?

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