By LEAH POLAKOFF
The nasty burning itch, the red irritated skin, the unmistakable discharge: Yep, you have a yeast infection.
Before you resign yourself to taking meds, head to your kitchen. Candida yeast, the culprit behind these fungal infections, can be quelled by eliminating foods high in sugar and carbohydrates and eating ones loaded with vitamins, healthy fats, and probiotics. The following foods are all proven candida combaters, as described in the new book Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing. But remember that it's always wise to visit your doctor since other conditions can have similar symptoms to yeast infections.
Extracts from papaya seeds
Extracts from papaya seeds and leaves have been shown to nix fungus and prevent yeast infections. Plus, it's loaded with vitamin C—115% of your daily value,...