I’ll give you the short answer, then explain why.
No, vegans are not more or less prone to yeast infections.
Some people who go vegan report that they develop more yeast infections, while others say the opposite.
The fact is that no study so far has found any link between a vegan diet and yeast infections.
Is It Possible For a Vegan Diet To Cause a Yeast Infection?
Just because there is nothing specific about a vegan diet that causes yeast infection, doesn’t mean that your vegan diet in particular isn’t having an effect.
Your new diet may:
- Be high in carbohydrates (excess refined carbohydrates can cause extra yeast growth)
- Low in an essential nutrient that supports your immune system (a weakened immune system leaves you more vulnerable for yeast infections)
If you’re eating a lot of vegan junk food, stop and see if that makes a difference.
Otherwise, use a tool like Cronometer to see if your diet is lacking in any important nutrient.
Important Nutrients for Your Immune System
The four most important nutrients for a healthy immune system are:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
The 2 vitamins are very easy to get on a vegan diet, it’s unlikely you have an issue there.
However, it is possible to lack either of the other 2.
Try to incorporate some of the top foods on both lists into your diet more frequently and see if that makes a difference.