So…..Fruit, Yay or Nay on the Candida Diet?
The Candida diet is still new enough that determining what is and what is not acceptable, can be a challenge all by itself. You will see that there are many people saying that because fruit has the natural sugar (fructose) in it, that it should never be consumed while on this diet. On the other hand, fruit is high in fiber and water, plus fructose is thought to be broken down differently than other sugars are, so who is right?
The truth is…they’re both right…and none of them are right. That is because ideally, every woman who used this diet would have a customized meal plan for at least the first 8-12 weeks she was on the diet.
Unfortunately, alternative medicine specialists are rarely covered by health insurance, so the next best thing is to do a lot of research and advocate for your own health. Always remember that you know yourself, your body and your needs better than anyone else ever could, and that means that you are uniquely qualified to help yourself.
The more severe your symptoms are of candida overgrowth, the longer you may need to be on the diet. Many women who need this diet are allowed to have up to two pieces of low-sugar, fresh fruit every day, spread out over the day as preferred. You will see that fresh fruit was mentioned as being an acceptable option, and it often is, but dried fruit is absolutely not. Dried fruit is usually preserved with chemicals and present with a lot of sugar. However; at the beginning, especially during your fasting period, you will want to avoid any kind of fruit.
It is important to remember that all vegetables are not created equal, and neither are all of the fruits. That is because most fruits have a lot of natural sugar, and of course many vegetables are considered to be starches, so they need to be avoided while on this diet. That means, that although you may love potatoes, corn, squash, tomatoes and bananas, you will need to avoid them during this diet. That’s because as they break down in your system, they turn into carbohydrates and eventually are seen as sugar, which will only make the problem worse. Pumpkin should also be avoided, regardless of how it is being cooked.
However, green beans, broccoli, spinach, tofu and lettuce are all good options. That means that if you are not a big fan of broccoli smoothies, you do have the option of combining them with some of the fruits that you are allowed to have, like apples or grapes with a soy yogurt for a tasty snack. Choosing to do so, however, would be consuming all of the fruits you would be allowed to have for the day, assuming that you used a double fruit to help compensate for the taste of the broccoli or green beans.
It is also important to remember that tofu tends to take on the taste of other things it is paired with, so you can always try a little tofu for texture in your next smoothie. Fruit juice has as much sugar as most sodas do, so you would be better off to avoid them most of the time. You have a lot of options when you are deciding what to drink and how to drink it, but you will need to “think outside the box”.
And that doesn’t mean just the juice box.
Your health is the most important thing in the world. If you are not healthy, you cannot be as happy as you should be and your relationships with others could suffer.. You owe it to yourself to treat and prevent yeast infections, so make sure that you do so in the safest way possible.
In regards with food list, we will be publishing a chart that will help you make better decision. We have heard a lot about apple cider vinegar and other worthy of mention recipes, which we will publish soon. There will be a complete signs and symptoms page which will be in much more detail on topics like plan, cleanse, anti-candida, the side effects of some medicine or OTC.
There is nothing on any resource site of Candida about parasite. This will be another topic of discussion in our future publications and researched work. Which will include everything about colon and detox.