Sugar, Dairy, Artificial Sweeteners and Candida albicans Infections

It amazes me how even despite the 1000’s of testimonials, people still doubt whether dietary sugar, dairy and artificial sweeteners play a role in increasing or eliminating yeast infections.

There are many doctors out there that would swear on their profession that there isn’t a connection, however, there is more than just people’s testimonies to back up the sugar, dairy, artificial sweetener connection.

PubMed U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health published the results of a 1984 controlled study that explored this relationship between sugar and Candida albicans yeast infections.

The Sugar and Candida Study Basics

100 women participated in the study and where given diets rich in sugar, dairy products and artificial sweeteners. The women’s urine was monitored in order to see if sugars from these substances could be detected. Consuming these foods caused elevated levels of glucose, arabinose and ribose which are known to feed Candida albicans.

When the woman eliminated sugar, dairy, and artificial sweeteners the levels of sugars in the urine decreased as well as the incidence and severity of Candida albicans yeast infections.

See Also

My review of Yeast Infection No More which doesn’t advocate the use of artificial sweeteners.

Avoid Refined Sugar

This is solid scientific evidence that diet plays a huge role in the onset or prevention of yeast infections. Excessive, sugar, dairy, and artificial sweeteners are indeed linked to yeast infections and because these ingredients are so prevalent in western diets, it’s no wonder yeast infections are becoming an increasing epidemic.

If you have been on the fence as to whether you should start a Candida diet, especially after getting conflicting advice from a doctor, this study should help you see that there is indeed a connection between dietary sugar, dairy, artificial sweeteners, and Candida albicans infections.

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One comment on “Sugar, Dairy, Artificial Sweeteners and Candida albicans Infections
  1. Tea Lover says:

    I made a lot of research on this subject and i came across this great product called Natvia. It is all natural and almost zero calorie.

    Natvia is the only sweetener i let in my kitchen. I don’t personally trust any other sweetener.