Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 6 Healthy Ways to Avoid Yeast Infections

6 Healthy Ways to Avoid Yeast Infections

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured, Women, Your Health

If you’re a woman, then you’ve likely had or will have a yeast infection at some point. In fact, the Center for Young Women’s Health notes that 75-percent of women will have at least one of these infections in their life—characterized by burning or itching in the vagina, as well as discharge, which are all of course not very pleasant.

While there are several ways you can try to treat this kind of infection, there are also ways to help prevent it too. By looking at the big picture of your health and making some changes, you might be able to cross yeast infections off your list of health problems to worry about. Here are six ways to avoid them…

 

1. Consume Probiotics

EveryDay Health notes that eating foods containing probiotics can naturally put your body’s bacteria in balance. The opposite is true as well, when bacteria is out of whack, it can cause infections when yeast (a fungus) overgrows in your system.

The informational health provider says the best sources of probiotics are organic yogurts with live bacterial cultures, as well as supplements (lactobacillus or acidophilus should appear on the label).

greek yogurt

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • Breathe Through These 6 Health Indicators Linked to the Diaphragm
    The website of Dr. Ginger Garner explains that your diaphragm "measures mere millimeters in thickness," but it has sweeping influence over bodily systems that can "ultimately...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Ways to De-Stress at a Desk
    Work and stress often go hand-in-hand. Between the time pressure of deadlines, multi-tasking, and the challenges of managing relationships with co-workers and bosses, both the body...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 5 Soothing Ways to Relieve Muscle Cramps
    Being woken up in the middle of the night by the pain of a muscle cramp in the calf or foot is something most people know all too well.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Treatments for Hyperthyroidism
    You've probably heard of the thyroid, but you may not be as familiar with the condition known as hyperthyroidism, which involves the thyroid gland producing an unnecessary amount...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Diet Tips for Myasthenia Gravis Patients
    For people with myasthenia gravis, muscle weakness (especially in the face) is a part of everyday life.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Don't Let These 6 Migraine Symptoms Go to Your Head
    Almost everyone gets a headache now and then, and they can be quite unpleasant. However, for those who suffer migraines, painful and even debilitating headaches are part of their...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Load Up on These 6 Magnesium Deficiency Treatments
    You may not wake up and think to yourself, "Wow, I really could use some magnesium today," but the truth is your body needs it – at least one source says it's responsible for up...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Pain-Free Fibromyalgia Treatments
    Fibromyalgia can be a painfully debilitating disease that can affect multiple points of your body, making daily activities more difficult.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Things Keeping Your Children Awake at Night
    For some of us adults, thinking about unpaid bills or a big meeting the next day can wake us up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Treatments for Lyme Disease
    You probably know that Lyme disease has very little to do with limes, or any citrus fruit for that matter.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Health Hazards Hidden in Everyday Routines
    When it comes to inadvertently hurting ourselves, it can happen in so many different ways – whether it's an accident like tripping, or a bad habit that leads to damage.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Treatments to Expect During Stroke Rehabilitation
    A stroke can be devastating, but luckily in many cases the patient makes a full recovery. However, that process can take awhile – in fact in some cases, in can be a lifetime of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Natural Treatments for Shingles
    Shingles is a painful infection of a nerve that can be debilitating – it's more severe than chickenpox, which is caused by the same virus called varicella-zoster.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that can disrupt your life, and involves repetitive thoughts that won't subside.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Healthy Foods That Pack a Vitamin B12 Boost
    Vitamin B12 (also referred to as cobalamin) is sometimes overlooked in diets, but it plays a crucial role in everyday functioning – for one thing, it's responsible for the...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice