We often hear that eating too much sugar causes vaginal yeast infections. It seems plausible at first because yeast thrive on sugar, but if we look at the research we’ll get a slightly different picture. So, does sugar cause yeast infections? It turns out that the connection is not as obvious as it seems. Here’s why:
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Although I think we need much more research into the effects of eating sugar on vaginal yeast infections, it seems that healthy women can enjoy a sugary treat from time to time, they probably don’t need to cut down on natural sugars found in fruit and they can consume moderate amounts of carbohydrates. In normal circumstances, your body will able to process sugar without it causing Candida overgrowth.
However, if you’re getting recurrent yeast infections, it may be worth checking your glucose tolerance. If it’s in any way compromised, or it turns out you’ve got diabetes, you should consider cutting down your sugar intake as well as getting proper treatment to help stabilize the glucose levels in your blood so you can prevent future vaginal yeast infections.
I’m interested to know if you think eating sugar triggers more vaginal yeast infections in your case? Have you tried cutting it down? Did it help you to get rid of Candida?
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.