How does sugar affect yeast?
Sugar provides energy for our body and is a fuel for the brain. Yeast is a fungus
organism that is present in our body especially in our stomach. So how does
sugar affect yeast?
Our body need a certain amount of yeast to maintain a normal and healthy digestive tract. However, too much
yeast in our body will give rise to many health problems. As yeast feed on sugar, overgrowth of yeast
could produce toxins like acetaldehyde, zymosan, arabinitol, gliotoxin, alcohol that can harm our body.
The most common type of yeast is Candida and it can live harmlessly in our body's digestive tract under the
control of good bacteria.
Most of us consumed more sugar than needed daily. Sugars are commonly found in soda drinks, alcoholic drinks,
sugary drinks, confectionery and processed foods. Candida feeds on sugar and when the good bacteria in our
digestive tract are destroyed when we take antibiotics or oral contraceptives, Candida growth is uninhibited.
This overproduction could give rise to yeast infection or Candidiasis, stomach bloating, tiredness, skin disorder,
sugar craving and more.
When you avoid or reduce sugar intake, it will significant help eliminate symptoms of yeast intolerance. It is
important to be aware that sugar are not only found in processed food and sugary drinks, it's also present in
most fruit and vegetables. Besides eliminating sugar, sweetener and processed food in your yeast free diet, it is
also important to reduce intake of high sugar fruit like grapes, apple and honey melon. Vegetables such as
carrots and sweet potato are also high in sugar.
Once Candida is controlled, small amount of sugar can be re introduced into the diet with high
sugared fruit and vegetables intake.
Consult a doctor before embarking on a yeast free diet. Find out about how to eliminate sugar in your daily
diet, there are Yeast free recipe books available that will show you how to enhance flavour without using sugar.
You will be amazed by food choices available that do not need yeast and sugar.