Today, let’s discuss dairy products. A common query we often encounter is, “Can I consume dairy products if I have a Candida yeast infection?” Many wonder if they can consume cow’s milk, yogurt, cheese, cream cheese, quark, and Kefir, especially in the context of yeast infections.
The answer is that you can consume dairy products. However, if you are allergic to milk, lactose intolerant, or have an issue with beta casein, a protein in cow’s milk, then dairy, especially cow’s milk, might not be ideal for you. Notably, cow’s milk is the most allergenic among all dairy products. If you face difficulties with regular milk, trying raw, unpasteurized, unhomogenized cow’s milk might be an option as some individuals can tolerate it better. If you still face issues, it might be best to avoid cow’s milk entirely.
Of all dairy products, yogurt is often recommended for those with a yeast infection. It aligns well with our MEVY diet approach, emphasizing meat, eggs, vegetables, and yogurt. A high-quality, cultured, and sour yogurt should generally be safe for those with yeast infections. Starting with small amounts and gradually increasing the intake is the way to go. As for Kefir, it’s another beneficial dairy product for some individuals. While some might tolerate Kefir but not yogurt, others might experience the opposite. It’s essential, however, to avoid commercial yogurts laden with artificial sugars and added fruits. Quality yogurt can be found in health food stores and even some supermarkets.
In conclusion, for many, consuming yogurt with a yeast infection is usually safe unless proven otherwise. We hope you found this post insightful. Keep an eye on our blog for more updates and helpful content. For a comprehensive guide on diet and nutrition in the context of Candida, refer to our book, Candida Crusher.
Disclaimer: While this information aims to be helpful, it is essential to consult with your healthcare professional to make the best decisions for your individual health needs.