A fungal infection comes in many different types. Yeast infection, ringworm and athlete’s foot are some of them. These infections can happen to anyone at any time, but bad hygiene or weak immune system put people at a higher at risk.
Foods that contain pesticides can damage our immune system, which may later result in the development of fungal infections. In this world where food is filled with additives, some foods can help in healing infections.
Fresh garlic cloves may not sound good, but tjhey have many benefits. It is one good microbe-fighting food. The allicin content in garlic makes it an excellent antimicrobial. In its pure form, allicin shows antibacterial activity even against drug-resistant strains of r E. coli. It also shows antifungal activity against Candida albicans and even antiparasitic activity.
Researchers found that black pumpkin seeds are rich in cucurmoschin. This peptide is abundant in arginine and glutamate, two aminoacids with antifungal properties. Incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet could be a way to treat fungal infections.
Most people love onions but are not aware of their benefits. Just like garlic cloves, onions can also help in fighting bacteria and prevent you from fungal infections. According to a study, essential oil extracts of green, yellow and red onions had an antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger and Penicillium cuclopium. The author of the publications concludes that essential oil extract from onion can be used as a natural antimicrobial in various food products.
The antifungal activity of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) essential oil was evaluated in a separate study. According to the results, the essential oil inhibited Candida from adhereing to a substrate at low concentrations.