What is Candida? It is a fungus, which is a form of yeast.
Very small amounts of it live in your mouth and intestines. It's job is to aid digestion and nutrient absorption but, when overproduced, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream releasing toxic by products into your body and causing leaky gut.
This can lead to many health problems ranging from digestive problems to depression.
Thrives and survives on sugar, therefore sugars and sugar-producing carbohydrates must be eliminated from your diet. Limited amounts of sugar that comes from natural foods, such as fruits are allowed.
Yeast free supplements are useful in the diet. Foods containing white vinegar, such as: salad dressings, mustard, should be eliminated from your diet. All forms of alcohol, beers, wines should also be left out of your diet. Carbohydrates found in bread, rolls also should go.
In addition mold-containing foods such as : cheese should be avoided. Foods that promote mold growth should also be eliminated such as: cured pork, bacon, mushrooms, pickled fish, and meats, soy sauce, malt and foods that contain malt as well as canned tomatoes.
Fresh tomatoes can be consumed while on the diet. Eliminate ALL processed sugars, including: bottled, canned, frozen fruit juices, dried fruits, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and anything that contains high-fructose corn syrup.
Foods that are acceptable on a candida elimination diet include ALL fresh vegetables, proteins found in meats, and eggs. Complex carbohydrates are acceptable, like those found in barley, buckwheat, rice and couscous, whole grain oats and beans but should be limited to 15 grams per meal. Fresh fruits are acceptable but grapes, prunes, raisins, dates and figs should be avoided.
Individuals who are attempting to cleanse themselves of systemic candida should avoid all processed foods.
All the best on your cleansing journey.
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