But isn’t an apple a “forbidden” fruit if you have a yeast infection? I don’t find that all varieties are, and I’ve yet to find a person who eats several tart or sour apples like the varieties such as Granny Smith green apples, these are more sour or tart apples. Perhaps some readers may, but generally speaking they would be much more inclined to eat several of the sweeter and newer varieties daily, bred especially for their high sugar content. People don’t normally aggravate on sour or tart apples with yeast infections, and I’ve not seen many aggravations come about with the consumption of one green apple per day.
If your apple tastes very sweet, and in New Zealand we have very sweet varieties bred especially for the Asian market, such as Pacific Rose, then you are best advised to leave them well alone, because you may find that you end up substituting your sugar intake for this sweet treat instead.
When I wrote this section of Candida Crusher, I did some research and found that the sugar content for different apple varieties isn’t usually published. A lot of the varieties sold commercially are very similar in terms of the amount of sugar but this will be hard to judge by taste as sour or tart flavors can mask sweetness. It is difficult to standardize sugar content of fruit because there can be an enormous variation due to the climate the fruit was grown in, the rainfall, the time of harvest and how ripe the fruit is when eaten.
My guess is that the more sour or tart varieties contain less sugar than their sweeter counterparts and are a safer option. I’ve also noticed that those who eat one tart or sour apple a day tend to have better bowel motions and are increasing the beneficial fiber content of their diet. What many are not aware of is that one apple a day, besides keeping the doctor away, will be giving their digestive system a food containing beneficial pre-biotic fibers to build health levels of beneficial bacteria. And that’s not a bad thing if you have a yeast infection.
Avoid Fruits with Stems
Be careful of fruits that contain stems such as apples, cherries, berries, grapes and certain kinds of stone fruit. These kinds of soft fruits may be more prone to harboring different kinds of molds that are very difficult to see with the naked eye. You are best to leave the softer and sweeter stemmed fruits well alone until you feel much better, particularly grapes.
It is easier to eat a lot of sweet fruit with stems, like grapes, and that means you will be eating lots of sugar too. And do remember, at the sake of repeating myself, wash any fruits and vegetables especially well because of the possibility of them being covered in molds or spores, especially if you have kept them in your vegetable crisper in the fridge for several days. It is these kinds of small but significant things you do in the kitchen that can make all the difference.