What is Candida and Why Does the Anti-Candida Diet Work?
Candida is yeast that occurs naturally in your system. When your immune system is weak and you are prone to illness, you may develop forms of Candida Albicans, which is an overgrowth of the yeast fungus in your body. This can be very uncomfortable and cause a variety of physical and psychological problems.
Stop taking any hormone-altering pills or medications immediately.
See a doctor and request an antifungal, or even better, homeopathic treatment. Another way to get rid of the symptoms of Candida overgrowth in your body system is to follow an anti-Candida diet.
While this will only help cure you of the annoying symptoms of Candida, an anti-Candida diet is a start in the right direction for your health.
What Are the Most Important Aspects of the Anti-Candida Diet?
Eliminate sugar from your diet. As yeast feeds, it grows in your body.
The key aspect of an anti-Candida diet is cutting out the things in your diet that encourage yeast growth. If you’ve ever seen your mother bake bread, you know that bread rises after a few hours when she adds yeast. As the yeast feeds, it expands.
Yeast feeds mainly on sugar.
When you eat a sugary drink, chew that dark brown chocolate cake, or eat that ice cream, you’re feeding the problem. By eliminating sugar from your diet, you are starving the yeast infection of what it needs to survive.
Be careful with carbohydrates and starches.
Stay away from processed foods.
By staying away from processed foods, you can avoid over-eating carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar levels in your body.
Foods like plain grains, corn, and potatoes contain carbohydrates and starches that pump up your blood sugar levels.
You don’t have to stop eating foods that contain carbohydrates or starches, but stay away from the obvious ones.
Starving your body of starches and carbohydrates is a key aspect of the anti-Candida diet.
The first thing you need to do to start the diet
The first thing you need to do before starting an anti-Candida diet is to realize that your health is important to you.
Realizing that an unhealthy diet can create a change in your body that you don’t want will motivate you to eat right.
Of course, such a diet is not the solution to all yeast infections, but it is the first step in getting rid of the symptoms so you can then figure out how to prevent them from coming back.
When starting an anti-Candida diet, try to stick to things that are healthy, unprocessed, and sugar-free.
The steps of an anti-candida diet
At this point, you need to start eating fresh vegetables, greens, and meats like chicken, fish, duck, quail, etc. White meat is great for an anti-Candida diet.
At this point, try to avoid red meat.
Also, try to eat fruits and vegetables that are very low in starches and glucose.
Look online to see which vegetables don’t contain a lot of starch and which fruits contain less glucose than others. Avoid juice as it can contain large amounts of sugar.
“I’ve heard it’s pretty hard to stick to the diet… What’s my probability of success?”
Thanks to Mark F Walters