Thursday, October 12, 2017

Anti-Candida Diet Foods and Lifestyle

1) Avoid Processed Foods! - Possibly the worst foods on an anti-candida diet are processed foods that retain very little of their original nutritional value or resemblance. These include foods like potato chips, cupcakes, pizza, beer, fried foods, pop, cheese, ketchup, French fries and even gluten.

2) Chlorophyll - Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plant foods green. So, most green vegetables, as unprocessed as possible, are excellent on an anti-candida diet. Some example of high chlorophyll foods include steamed broccoli, green peppers and vegetable salads. "Another benefit of the alkaline and antibacterial nature of chlorophyll is its potential to fight fungus, namely the common yeast known as Candida albicans." As one 2007 study found, "'Chlorophyll-based solution presents effective antimicrobial activity of C. albicans'" (Link).

3) Take Herbs Supplements - Some of the most powerful supplements to fight candida include garlic, ginger and oregano oil. These can be included in the diet or taken in pill form.

4) Eat Raw Fruits and Vegetables - "Most people eating a raw food diet to cure Candida find that they don’t need to eliminate fruit entirely. However, it may be best to emphasize low glycemic fruits such as berries, citrus and apples, at least in the initial stages of treatment. The majority of Candida patients can benefit from an increase in their intake of raw foods. However, it is not always a good idea to suddenly switch to a 100% raw food diet" (Link).

As one testimonial reads: "When I'm eating cooked foods I can eat a few extra pieces of fruit a day and have an enormous negative candida reaction. When I'm 100% raw for over two months I can literally live on orange juice and eat spoonfulls of honey on their own and feel fabulous with no sign of any candida." (Link)

5) Green Tea - Green tea is often shunned for those on an anti-candida diet, mostly because of its caffeine content. However, recent research suggests that green tea has incredibly strong properties for fighting candida.

6) Exercise - "Exercise increases energy levels, mental alertness, and feelings of well-being, and it helps fight fatigue caused by candida. Even better: Aerobic exercise requires extensive amounts of oxygen that starve the yeast cells and kill candida growth" (Link).

7) Organic Potatoes - "Given their nutritional value and health benefits, I’ll vote to keep potatoes in my anti-candida diet. When deciding which variety to buy, I always lean toward the reskinned variety if possible, since they’re lowest for both glycemic index and glycemic load. In fact, I ate potatoes from Stage 2 of the ACD, and being able to enjoy that kind of familiar comfort food kept me on track with the diet" (Link).