The Importance of Dietary Fiber in Preventing Chronic Yeast Infections

//The Importance of Dietary Fiber in Preventing Chronic Yeast Infections
The Importance of Dietary Fiber in Preventing Chronic Yeast Infections 2018-05-08T14:41:35+00:00

Dietary fiber keeps your digestive system working properly, and this can help prevent chronic yeast infections

When I first learned how to bake bread many years ago I made a messy mistake. I put a bowl of dough in a warm place on my countertop and then decided to do a bit of shopping while I allowed the dough to rise.

I ran into some friends at the store, we started talking, we ended up in the coffee shop, and I naturally forgot all about the bread I was supposed to be making back home. When I did arrive home hours later the dough had escaped the bowl and was busy crawling down the sides of the counter and dripping into a fluffy pile on the floor.

This shows one of the reasons why fiber is so important in our diet. The “roughage,” as our mothers and grandmothers called fiber, helps to keep our bowels moving so yeast populations have less time to build up. When you eat the average American diet, filled with too many calories, too much food, and not enough nutrients or fiber, your bowels tend to slow down and be less efficient.

If your intestinal tract is not cleared out as quickly as it should be, you may be creating an internal “yeast farm” that acts much like that out-of-control bowl of dough I left on my counter top. A good diet will have plenty of fiber for colon health.

The two main ways to increase dietary fiber:

  • You should avoid simple sugars and carbohydrates if you suffer from chronic yeast infections.
  • And, your diet should be filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which have plenty of nutrients and lots of fiber to keep you healthy.