6. Flax and Chia Seeds
The polyphenols present in flaxseeds and chia seeds support the growth of probiotics and also help eliminate yeast from the body.
Chia seeds can be consumed in the form of healthy oil supplements, sprouts in salad dressing, added in smoothies, and can even be eaten raw (12).
Also, chia and flaxseeds can be roasted and eaten along with breakfast cereals and muesli. Plus, they can also be powdered and added to different flours to make bread.
7. Fermented Dairy Products
Dairy products that are fermented with lactic acid bacteria help improve their digestibility and work as a source of good probiotics. Some examples of such dairy products include buttermilk, yogurt, cheese, kefir and sour cream.
They increase the population of beneficial microbes and also effectively kill candida (13), (14).
They also increase the availability of nutrients in the body.
Spices like turmeric and cinnamon were found to be effective against candida infections. The active agent curcumin in turmeric has been shown to inhibit many candida strains (15).
Turmeric can be used as a condiment in your food. You can also take it daily in the form of turmeric milk. Mix 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric in a glass of milk. Cover and allow it to boil on low heat for 10 minutes. Drink it warm once or twice daily.
Other helpful spices include:
Cinnamon, which has been shown to have the power to heal oral thrush in people who made it a part of their dietary intake (16).
Essential oils of cumin, cassia, allspice and thyme were shown to inhibit the growth of candida (17).