What Is A Candida Diet?
The traditional candida diet comes in different variations and it is good to be aware of various diets in general. In today’s unhealthy world, our modern diets lead to constant exposure to hundreds of toxins. It’s no wonder many of us are suffering from Candidiasis. Candidiasis, also referred to as Candida, is a systematic fungal infection that manifests when the gut flora in the digestive tract fails to control the candida albicans from growing out of control. When someone is suffering from Candida, many treatment solutions are considered as viable options to help alleviate the situation. Oftentimes, people will turn to dietary modification as the main treatment protocol. One popular and successful diet used by many is a Candida Diets. These diets are used to control the issue of Candidiasis or candida overgrowth by means of removing or limiting consumption of foods that may encourage yeast overgrowth. By removing certain foods, the candida will starve, die off and will ultimately be removed from the body.
The general goal of the Candida Diet is to detoxify your system, remove foods that encourage yeast colonies to flourish and replenish your body with good gut bacteria. When the yeast is under control and your GI tract has been repopulated with beneficial bacteria, your body should return to a healthier state and symptoms of candida should disappear. In the beginning stages of a candida diet, certain foods are removed and the candida albicans begin to die off from starvation. This is the detox portion of the diet and is usually the time when people will feel the negative effects of the yeast by-products that are swirling throughout their body. These negative reactions could include flu-like symptoms, lethargy, rashes, acne and other unpleasant feelings. It’s important to bear in mind that this is a necessary step to remove excess candida. Once these by-products are out of your bloodstream, people typically feel better.
What Are Some Foods To Eat While On The Candida Diet?
There are multiple variations on a traditional candida diet, however the main components of what you can or cannot eat are still generally the same. Food items that are always prohibited while on the Candida Diet include:
· Sugar – All forms of sugar should be completely avoided if you are suffering from candida. The reason for that is because it is common belief that candida albicans feed and thrive off of sugar. The more food the candida gets, the stronger it becomes and the harder it is to eliminate.
· Yeast/Mold (including mushrooms) – While trying to combat candida, one should also avoid yeast and fungi in general. Consuming any of these can trigger an immune response or an allergic reaction. Yeast can also be found in vinegar, nuts, and alcohol.
· Fruit – Since fruit contains natural sugars, it is recommended that people who have candidiasis completely avoid fruit until the candida is under control. All types of fruit, including canned, fresh, frozen and dried should be avoided because the natural sugars feed the yeast colonies.
· Starchy Foods – Breads, sweets and starchy vegetables should also be avoided because they are broken down into sugars during digestion. Once the candida has been brought under control, some of these foods can be reintroduced back into your regular diet in moderation.
I’m sure you are asking yourself what you are allowed to eat while on a candida diet. Allowed foods include vegetables, (especially leafy veggies), meat protein (including beef, fish, poultry and shellfish), eggs, whole grains, beans and some nuts and seeds. Again, the idea is to remove any food that will feed the yeast in hopes of later reintroducing those removed foods.
How Long Do I Have To Stick To The Candida Diet?
Because symptoms and severity of candidiasis vary from person to person, the length of the dietary intervention is not set in stone. To completely eliminate and prevent candida, one should not be on a short-term cleanse or a short-term dietary modification program. Ultimately, the best method of reducing your risk of candida overgrowth is through long-term lifestyle changes in addition to supplementing with probiotic rich foods and/or supplements. It is a good idea to start your protocol with a cleanse, but you should transition into long-term, clean eating habits for the best results.
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