Candida Yeast Diet

Candida yeast is one the different type of yeasts. Yeast cells are able to grow on the surface of all living things and occur almost everywhere. As because they are part of the daily lives we all have yeast growing in the skin, other body surfaces and in the intestines as well. Normally the bodies defense systems keep the total number of yeast cells under control. So Candida colonies in the intestinal tract are nothing to worry about. However, poor nutrition, a sluggish or impaired immune system weakens the body’s ability to fight against yeast. Stress and environmental pollutants also play a role in reducing the body’s control over Candida. When this happens yeast colonies grow rapidly and Candida may result.

Few restrictions
After confirming the symptoms of candida by reviewing and confirming the presence of causative background factors, there are a variety of dietary changes that has to make to improve it. Refined sugar should be eliminated from the diet entirely as it encourages the growth of yeast. Sources of this sugar include honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses and the familiar white granular sugar too. Do not eat fruit or drink fruit juices as they contain natural sugars that promote the growth of yeast. There are many foods to be restricted are bagels, muffins, pastries, breads and crackers. These should be eliminated from the diet as they contain yeast and sugar. Anything with vinegar that is made with yeast culture should be avoided as well. Mushrooms should be avoided, as should peanuts and peanut butter, cheeses and meats that are dried, smoked or pickled.

A diet to get rid of candida
Increasing the intake of raw garlic and soluble fiber will help the body to fight the yeast infection. A supplemental dose of acidophilus will help to make intestinal track more acidic which helps to kill off the Candida. Other recommended supplements include volatile oils, like peppermint oil or oregano oil. These should only be taken in capsule form, as the straight liquid may be toxic. Get plenty of sleep and keep stress to a minimum as well. When the Candida is killed it releases proteins and toxins. This process is known as die-off and is temporary too. With strict adherence to the diet, the patient will usually begin to notice improvements in two to four weeks.