Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Diet for candida intestinal yeast overgrowth
Eating a high fat and protein diet (similar to the Atkins diet) can notably help with a candida intestinal yeast overgrowth. A diet that only contains complex carbohydrates and with hardly any sugar can help kill candida.
Candida albicans loves sugar, and to deprive it of it, will cut down on any symptoms that you have been having such as yeast infections, athletes foot and tiredness.
Eat plenty of protein, such as beef, chicken pork or fish, eggs and nuts. Soy will not help out here, so it is best avoided. Eat healthy fats too such as extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, butter, cod liver oil and fish oil.
Also eat plenty of vegetables, preferably steamed or raw. Avoid potatoes, carrots, sweetcorn, beetroot. Avoid fruit with a high sugar level such as bananas and grapes.Eat grapefruits. Avoid bread, grains and cakes.
Drink plenty of bottled or filtered water or herbal teas.
Stay away from all processed, refined or canned foods. Only eat natural foods and avoid all sugar. Don't even drink fruit juices. If you feel weak brought on by a sudden drop in blood sugar, then dilute some juice with water to get yourself back to normal.
This may seem rather a strange way to live, but it is good for the body. You can always reintroduce these foods at a later date, but for now you need to feel better. You will have some withdrawal symptoms and cravings, but it will kill off the candida intestinal yeast overgrowth and stop those yeast infections. To read more about this diet go to www.candida-yeast-diet.com