Can tiger nut cause candidiasis (vaginal yeast infection)?
I dont know where the courage that tiger nuts and tiger nuts juice cause vagina yeast infection known medically as candidiasis. I saw a post on facebook where a lady claims she developed vagina candidiasis after eating tiger nuts and drinking blended tiger nuts and coconut smoothie. Other ladies who commented corroborated here story saying the had vaginal yeast infection after consumption of tiger nuts in large amounts.
As if we have not seen the end of it, a celebrity lady warned fellow ladies to stop eating tiger nuts because it can cause them candida overgrowth and candidiasis.
But how true are these claims of beliefs?
Can tiger nut cause candidiasis (yeast infection) ?
Capital NO. Tiger nuts have not been scientifically implicated to cause candidiasis. There is no scientific research that has confirmed that tiger nuts cause yeast infection. These claims are false and should be ignored as mere speculations. If anything, tiger nut is good for vaginal health as it helps to sustain the good vaginal flora and PH which helps to prevent vagina infection like bacteria vaginosis and candidiasis.
These ladies don’t know that the yoni pearls, steaming, Kayanmata, pills and feminine wash they use can cause candidiasis. They are all blaming it on the harmless tiger nuts.
What is candidiasis and what causes it?
Vaginal Yeast Infection : An infection caused by a fungus known as Candida albican.
-Itchiness and irritation in the vagina
-Redness and swelling of vulva
-vaginal pain and soreness
-vaginal burning when urinating or during intercourse
-Thick, white, odour free vaginal discharge
According to Mayoclinic, the factors that increase your risk of developing a yeast infection include:
👉Antibiotic use. Yeast infections are common in women who take antibiotics. Broad-spectrum antibiotics, which kill a range of bacteria, also kill healthy bacteria in your vagina, leading to overgrowth of yeast.
👉Increased estrogen levels. Yeast infections are more common in women with higher estrogen levels — such as pregnant women or women taking high-dose estrogen birth control pills or estrogen hormone therapy.
👉Uncontrolled diabetes. Women with poorly controlled blood sugar are at greater risk of yeast infections than women with well-controlled blood sugar.
👉Impaired immune system. Women with lowered immunity — such as from corticosteroid therapy or HIV infection — are more likely to get yeast infections.
The risk factors for candidiasis as highlighted by Mayoclinic are clear-cut. There is no where it was mentioned that tiger nuts is a risk factor for candidiasis…. No authority health site also mentioned it. So, tiger nuts cannot cause candidiasis… or yeast infection.
In summary: Eating tiger nuts or drinking together nut smoothies will no cause yeast infection or candidiasis…. rather it helps to promote vagina flora health.
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