Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeast, known as Candida. Candida normally lives on the skin or inside your body, in places such as your mouth, throat, gut, and even private areas. When candida overproduces, it can cause problems inside your system, making it a serious concern that can cause a wide variety of negative and serious health problems.
Starting a yeast-free candida diet is one way to reduce and eliminate Intestinal Candidiasis. Once you have eliminated the troubled food, try to incorporate the following foods and ingredients into your diet, to help break down the yeast build-up even further.
Please note that you should always check with your doctor before trying anything new and making sure it is okay that you can have these items below. I am not a medical professional and do not advise trying anything new without a doctor's consent.
Sauerkraut & Fermented Foods: Fermented foods, like sauerkraut and kimchi, contains microflora that helps protect the intestines. Regular consumption can help improve the immune system, making the body less hospitable for candida.
Green Veggies & Green Drinks: Leafy green vegetables help alkalize the body, which fights against the acidic nature of yeast overgrowth. Greens contain no sugars and high amounts of magnesium that naturally detox the body. They can also help build your immune system with their benefits of vitamin C, as well as give your body energy and full support with chlorophyll, B vitamins, and iron.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and the combination of lauric acid and caprylic acid found in coconut oil kills off harmful candida through ingestion and topical application.
Stevia: Sugar feeds candida! That is why it is important to use different sweeteners. Stevia is the perfect choice for those on a candida diet. Not only is stevia an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic agent, but also helps balance the pancreas, which is often compromised when someone has candida. Another good sweetener replacement is agave syrup.
Garlic: Garlic contains a large number of sulfur-containing compounds that have extremely potent, broad-spectrum antifungal properties. Raw garlic benefits the fight against candida specifically.
Ground Flaxseeds & Chia Seeds: Polyphenols found in flaxseeds and chia seeds support the growth of probiotics in your gut and may also help eliminate yeast and candida in the body.
Unsweetened Cranberry Juice: Cranberry juice without added sugar helps to correct the pH levels of urine, helping to prevent the overgrowth of fungi like candida, especially in your private areas.
Turmeric & Cinnamon Spices: Turmeric contains an active component called curcumin, which has been shown to completely inhibit the growth of Candida Albicans (as well as lots of other fungal strains). Cinnamon can heal oral thrush; studies have shown that people who supplement with cinnamon generally suffer from less candida overgrowth than those who do not.
Cooked Vegetable: Non-starchy, cooked vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus provide valuable nutrients that fight candida.
Organic Grass-fed Meat: Protein plays a key role in candida. If you get your protein from factory-farmed meats, you could possibly be feeding candida instead of breaking it down. Foods high in healthy fats and protein protect against candida, which is why it is so important to consume organic, free-range, grass-fed meat instead.
Bone Broth: Bone broth benefits so many different aspects of our health, and you can add treating candida to that list of benefits. In fact, it’s one of the best food sources to destroy candida due to its positive effects on gut health.
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