Top 8 foods for Candida

Top 8 foods for Candida

  • Top 8 foods for Candida.
  • Candida is a type of yeast that is linked to a number of chronic infections, including yeast infection. The right foods for candida play a big part in controlling it.
  • “When there is too much yeast in the body, two things happen. First, the lining of the intestines weakens, which lets toxins and allergens into the bloodstream. Then, you start to crave foods with sugar and carbs to feed the yeast in your intestine,” shares Dr. Joseph Mercola.
  • Let’s look at the top eight foods for Candida.
  • Cayenne pepper:
  • This spice is great for two reasons. First, it is great for the immune system, which helps the body respond to Candida. The immune boosting effects are due to antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene, which fight the effects of oxidative stress.
  • According to Dr. Weil, “Oxidative stress is the total burden placed on organisms by the constant production of free radicals in the normal course of metabolism plus whatever other pressures the environment brings to bear (natural and artificial radiation, toxins in air, food and water; and miscellaneous sources of oxidizing activity, such as tobacco smoke).”
  • Second, Cayenne also improves digestion, and cleanses the bowels of Candida.
  • TIP: Add cayenne in your favorite  dishes, soups, teas and juices.
  • Coconut oil:
  • It is high in lauric acid and caprylic acid, which have antifungal, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. These acids kill bad bacteria and preserve the good bacteria, which helps regulate healthy amounts of Candida.
  • TIP: Add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil in your favorite smoothie or use in salad dressing.  We also recommend oil pulling.
  • Garlic:
  • It is known to have potent antifungal properties, which help fight Candida. It strengthens good bacteria in the digestive system, making it more efficient. Garlic also has a cleaning effect, removing toxins in the body.
  • TIP: Eat 1 clove raw clove of garlic a day. It is best to crush or chop and add a tsp of olive oil. Let it rest 5 minutes for its compound allicin to be released.  (When garlic is chopped, or crushed its cells rupture and cause the creation of a potent compound called allicin.).
  • Ginger:
  • It helps by increasing blood circulation and detoxifying the liver. It also helps strengthen the immune system, and reduces the effects of the inflammation that Candida can cause in the intestines.
  • TIP: Grate about 1/2″and add  in your favorite soup, juice, smoothie or tea.
  • Lime & lemons:
  • They help stimulate the colon, and aid the digestive system run more efficiently. Juice from lemon or limes can be added to dishes for flavor, or mixed in with warm water for a detoxifying effect.
  • TIP: Drink warm lemon water daily.
  • Onions:
  • Like many of the foods on this list, onions have strong anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. Many people who suffer from Candida experience water retention, and onions help fight these effects by flushing fluids out of the body.
  • TIP: Add to your favorite salad, juice or soup.
  • Olive Oil:
  • To start eliminating bacterial growth in the body, it is recommended to eat plenty of healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil and fish oil.
    Olive oil contains Oleuropein, which has powerful anti-fungal properties. Olive oil can also help stabilize blood sugar levels
  • TIP: Add 1 Tbsp of olive oil in your favorite soup or use in salad dressing.  We also recommend oil pulling with it.
  • Rutabaga:
  • Rutabaga is one of the most potent anti-fungal foods you can find. It is very important in the Candida diet for killing fungus.
  • TIP: Eat as you would potatoes or add in your soups.
  • Try eating them raw for more health benefits. Slice them and eat as an appetizer or add in salads. Drizzle them with organic olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
  • For the health benefits of cayenne pepper. 
  • For the medicinal properties of coconut oil.
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. Mercola, Joseph, DO. “Holistic Treatment for Candida Infection.Mercola.com. Dr. Joseph Mercola, 10 June 2008. Web. 13 July 2013.
  • 2. Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Definition.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 Nov. 2012. Web. 13 July 2013.
  • 3.  Weil, Andrew, M.D. “Stumped by Oxidative Stress?” Stumped by Oxidative Stress? Dr. Andrew Weil, n.d. Web. 08 July 2013.
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