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Zinc benefits for yeast infection treament

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Effective way of yeast infection treatment is zinc therapy.
Many persons with yeast infection treatment have deficiency in zinc.
They usually exhibit low zinc in plasma, serum, or packed cells, but high zinc in hair. In fact, zinc supplements are likely beneficial even if your body’s zinc levels are normal, according to a study done in India.

Researchers explored laboratory animals that were not deficient in zinc. They gave these animals high-dose zinc supplements and found that they were significantly more resistant to infection from Candida albicans than those not supplemented with zinc. You can expect chronic yeast infection problems until zinc is normalized.

Dietary recommendation for yeast infection treatment

If you are sufferer of yeast infections (thrush, candida), avoid fruit juices, since the high concentration of sugar promotes the growth of yeast in the digestive system.

Protein is important for maintaining rapid production of cells to support the immune system, preventing loss of lean muscle mass and boosting energy. For those of us that choose a vegan/veggie plant based diet protein sources would include, lentils, Quinoa, Tofu (in moderation), handful of nuts and seeds and chick peas for example.

Fish and seafood are beneficial for yeast infection treatment as they have plenty of zinc, and are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for building the body’s immune response. These include salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout and tuna; flax seeds are an important source of this nutrient.

Dairy products are not the best protein as it promotes of yeast infections development.

Other helpful foods include onions, garlic (unless you are having liver problems), ginger, and turmeric (a spice that is a good anti-inflammatory). Small quantities of fresh almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are also good sources for zinc and healthy fats.

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