Gorging on sweets. Eating too many sweet things is not a symptom of Candida – rather it is one of the causative factors. Candida tends to multiply rapidly when it is supplied with sugar. If you look out at the street and see how many people are obese, and therefore, are probably gorging on sugar, you’ll realize that nearly two-thirds of people everywhere actually have a Candida problem. The simple fact is that an addiction for sugar is programmed into us in childhood, and remains with us as we grow up. Almost everyone today has a craving for sugar. The best thing you can do if you want to avoid a Candida problem is to considerably reduce the amount the sugar you take in. In many cases, simply reducing one’s sugar intake can cause a Candida infection to subside.