3 Tips for Combating Candida

Candida is a stubborn fungal infection that causes many, many problems. A candida infection can be brought on by a combination of poor health, the use of antibiotics, and a diet high in refined sugar and flour. Candida is a yeast that lives in our bodies and feeds off of the sugars we eat.

The ability of candida to grow and thrive is what makes it so difficult to get rid of. Any sugary food, even fruit, gives the candida what it needs to live and grow inside of our intestines. When candidiasis is present, it causes headaches, muscle aches, skin problems, lowered immune system, moodiness, fatigue, and depression. Candida also keeps our bodies from absorbing nutrients from our food and stops us from losing weight.

For anyone battling candidiasis, the first tip is to cut sugar. Someone with a candida infection must take sugar more seriously than the average person because sugar is what candida feeds on. You must avoid sugary fruits, anything with yeast in it, and anything the body turns into sugar. This means you cannot drink beer or alcohol of any kind until the candida is gone, and you should not eat sweet fruits like mangoes, plums, peaches, melons, and oranges.

Fruits you can eat include grapefruits, limes, lemons, and avocados. These fruits have fewer sugars and they even help the body fight candida because they deliver antioxidants and blood cleansers to your system. Avocados also contain healthy fats and a ton of vitamins.  You should avoid vinegars of all kinds, refined flours, and processed foods.

The second tip for combating candida is to take a probiotic. Probiotics encourage healthy bacteria to return to your digestive system where they help you battle the candida and other parasites or fungi living there. If you have candida, it means that these friendly bacteria, which help you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and fight off infections, have been destroyed and you must replace them.

Probiotics can be found in many forms. You can get them by drinking wheat grass or live-culture Kombucha tea, or taking them in pill form. The important thing is that you take them everyday and combine them with a healthy, balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh, clean water.

The third tip for fighting a candida infection is to eat plenty of anti-parasitic/anti-fungal foods, like garlic and cayenne pepper. When it comes to spices, you can use ground cayenne pepper, ground garlic, or fresh garlic to spice up your food and fight off candida. A morning drink with warm water, fresh squeezed lemon, and a dash of cayenne will cleanse your blood and fight off candida.

You can juice garlic into a vegetable juice mix to increase its candida fighting power. Eating steamed or lightly sauteed garlic and onion will help, too, but eating it raw is best. If you can’t manage to chew it, we recommend crushing it into a drink, or mixing it into a salad.

If you have been diagnosed with a candida infection, you should take steps right away to get your body healthy again. In addition to these three tips you should cleanse your body with a proper diet and learn about toxic foods to avoid so that you can get and stay healthy. Candida is a stubborn fungus, but you can get rid of it if you are vigilant and dedicated!

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