Cures for thrush
How to Treat Thrush Naturally
Recurrent thrush can be prevented with appropriate diet. A sugar-restricted diet is recommended for people suffering from thrush. The fungus feeds on sugar in the saliva. Reducing the sugar content in the diet deprives the Candida fungus of its main energy source, which helps to reduce fungal growth.
To treat thrush naturally limit consumption of sugar, milk, starchy vegetables, processed meat, alcohol, nuts, mushrooms and food products containing yeast. However, these foods can be reintroduced in the diet after the fungal infection is cured. The ideal diet for a person suffering from yeast infection should contain non-starchy fiber-rich vegetables. lean meat, fish and whole grains that do not contain gluten such as brown rice, millet and oat.
The Lactobacillus strains present in probiotic food products and supplements can fight Candida growth in the mouth and tongue. They work by restoring the normal microbial balance in the mouth and stimulating the immune system.
People on antibiotics or medications that suppress the immune system can reduce their risks of developing oral Candida infection by taking probiotic supplements. Unsweetened yogurt is a popular source of probiotics. You can also take supplements containing lactobacillus acidophilus or bifidobacterium to treat thrush.
To boost your body’s resistance against oral fungus. take vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen the immune system. Vitamins A, C, D and E are especially recommended for improving immune response. Zinc and selenium are also essential for BOOSTING the activities of the immune cells.