Candida albicans is a “parasitic yeast-like fungus” that lives in the body. It’s found in the intestines, throat, genital tract and mouth. It normally lives in balance with other bacteria in the body, but it can multiply and weaken the immune system, resulting in candidiasis.
Candidiasis has many symptoms, ranging from constipation or diarrhea to bad breath to headaches, mood swings, vaginitis, arthritis and depression. Food allergies are common in people with an overgrowth of candida.
A candida detox diet will help cleanse the body and get the overgrowth of candida back under control.
The first thing to eliminate during a candida detox diet is sugar, in all forms. Sugar includes beet sugar, organic cane sugar, maltose, dextrose, lactose, fructose, brown sugar, honey and molasses.
Other Ingredients to Avoid
Alcohol, wheat, yeast, caffeine, processed foods, most dairy and mouldy foods should be avoided during the detox and in general by those suffering from an overgrowth of candida.
Eliminating fruit, aged cheeses, baked goods, chocolate, dried fruits, fermented foods, all grains containing gluten, nut butters, pickles, raw mushrooms, sprouts and vinegar.
What to Eat for a Successful Detox
A candida detox diet should include plenty of vegetables, fish, gluten-free grains, plain yogurt with live active cultures and daily fiber, such as oat bran.
A low-carbohydrate diet, with lots of protein, vegetables and eggs are the ideal. Include beef, chicken, lamb, ostrich and fish for protein sources. Cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, green beans, onion, garlic, green peppers and avocado are also good to eat.
Vitamins, Supplements and Herbs
Essential fatty acids, acidophilus, garlic, vitamin B complex, calcium, grapefruit seed extract, vitamin C , L-Cysteine, pau d’arco and clove tea.
The fatty acids aid the body in healing, acidophilus and other probiotics help the body’s good bacteria, vitamin B complex helps resist infection, grapefruit seed extract rids the body of harmful microorganisms and vitamin C builds immunity. They should all be yeast-free formulas.
We recommend the Manna Candida Support supplement, because this natural product helps to kill the Candida fungus.
By following a candida detox diet you can rid the body of the yeast the candida thrive on. Candida thrives in a high sugar and carbohydrate environment.
Following a candida detox diet isn’t easy, because it involves eliminating many everyday foods. The diet gets easier to follow as symptoms improve and the body adjusts to a healthier way of eating.