You may have heard that it’s best to avoid drinking beer when you suffer from yeast infections. I love having a beer from time to time, especially on hot days and I always wondered if it could cause my yeast infections. Somehow, I was always skeptical about beer triggering Candida bouts and I decided to do some research to find if it’s true.
Next time you ask yourself if having a beer will cause a vaginal yeast infection, remember these facts about Candida and beer:
Unfortunately not. Alcohol upsets bacterial balance in your body. It can destroy friendly bacteria that help maintain healthy levels of yeast. When the balance becomes upset, yeast can start overgrowing and causing infections in different parts of your body, such as vaginal yeast infection.
To reduce the risk of upsetting your bacterial flora while drinking, it’s best to drink moderately and take probiotic supplements on daily basis. The probiotics that are especially potent against vaginal yeast infections are Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum. Make sure the probiotic supplement you’re using contains at least two of these strains.
All in all, it seems that beer doesn’t trigger yeast infections because Candida doesn’t feed on yeasts found in beer nor on alcohol itself. I think we can all enjoy a nice cold beer or any other alcoholic beverage from time to time without the risk of suffering from another Candida bout.
However, we have to remember that alcohol does upset the bacterial flora in our bodies, so if you drink, make sure you supplement with probiotics on daily basis to keep Candida at bay. If you often suffer from vaginal yeast infections, apart from taking probiotics every day, you could also insert a probiotic vaginal suppository overnight after a night out.
Anyway, it’s always safer and healthier to drink moderately or even better, not drink alcohol at all!
Do you think drinking beer triggers your yeast infections? Please share your comments and experiences in the comment section below.
My name is Kams and I’m passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I’ll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.