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Candida Diet – How it Works & Food List

What is Candida?

Candida is a group of more than 100 strains of yeast. They mostly live in the vagina, gut, throat, mouth as well as on the skin. Normal concentrations of this yeast play an important role in digestion, nutrient absorption, and gut health. Nevertheless, when Candida grows excessively, it might lead to a fungal infection known as candidiasis. This condition often affects the vagina, esophagus, throat, and mouth. Common symptoms include mouth dryness, pain when swallowing or eating, throat soreness or inflammation, and white patches inside of the mouth. [1]