Candida Cleansing Diet

Candida overview:

Candida overgrowth and chronic illness has been affecting men, women and children across the globe. A Candida Yeast Infection, both digestive and systemic, is a social and medical dilemma without easy access to answers or remedies of permanence. The devastation and discomforts that await the body because of this insidious and tenacious parasite is immeasurable and in most cases the means of its removal or control is inadequate. Candida Yeast can also be found in all parts of the body, either localized or as part of a whole system outbreak. Usual symptoms like beer bellies, wind, stomach pains, discharge from ears, eyes or sexual organs can make life very miserable.

The candida cleansing diet:

Basically the candida diet plan is an important part of the candida cleansing. Usually the length of time on the Candida cleanse depends on the length of time one has had symptoms, symptom severity, and overall health. In many cases it is noticed that improvement is after strict adherence to the diet for two to four weeks while others may take months. Sugar feeds Candida, so it is important to minimize the total carbohydrate content of one’s diet. During the first 2 to 3 weeks of the diet program, it is recommended that carbohydrate intake be restricted to 20 to 60 grams per day, depending upon age, health, activity level, and the extent of grain sensitivities. The carbohydrate total can gradually increase once the symptoms disappear.

Foods to avoid:
Foods that are low carbohydrate include protein foods such as meat, chicken, turkey, shellfish, some nuts, and non-starchy vegetables. It is also very important to eliminate all forms of refined sugar, as it feeds the yeast and encourages its growth. Some common forms of sugar-enriched foods are white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, turbinado, raw sugar, demerrara, amisake, rice syrup and sorghum. In addition to this there are also some fruits that contain natural sugars, which supports the growth of yeast. These include all types of fruits in frozen, canned, and dried form. Also any type of canned and frozen fruit juices especially oranges and orange juice melons, particularly the cantaloupe should also be avoided.