The Inspired You: Episode 3 “Diet”
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We are back again for more Candida talk.
I am super excited to share some important information on diet as diet is of utmost importance when we are dealing with Candida. Candida is tricky and is very difficult irradicate due to the fact that it has a protective biofilm encapsulating it which allows the fungus to thrive and survive the most extreme conditions in our bodies. The more we support it with certain “yeast feeding” food choices, the stronger it grows and thrives so we need to stop feeding it and start starving it! How? Well the major culprit is sugar! When doing a Candida cleanse avoiding sugar is a must and truly is key to fighting candida. These cells need sugar to grow, multiply and morph into their more virulent, fungal form. The only acceptable sugar to consume is green apples, green bananas and berries ensuring to consume a maximum of one cup per day. Also make sure to avoid vinegar (with the exception of apple cider vinegar), gluten, dairy, alcohol and coffee. From my experience with clients, the two most difficult things to avoid are alcohol and coffee as these are common habits that have become apart of most peoples daily routine. There are a few really great options to try when replacing alcohol and coffee, such as, soda water with lime when out with friends and in the morning having a warm soothing drink like chai tea or even my personal favorite, matcha green tea. With matcha tea in particular, you will still get the caffeine boost that most of us like, without having the acidic effects that coffee causes within our digestive tract.
Now that we have reviewed the foods that we need to avoid, there are also foods that I are important to consume. I recommend three cups of raw, red beets per week, three to five cups of daikon radish per week and lastly it is important to have one cup of bone broth daily. Bone broth is so powerful and healing and aids in the repair of our gut which is why it is so important to consume when doing a candida killing protocol.
I hope to have been able to provide you with enough information to make sure you are successful in living a candida-free life. Just remember to stay strict when it comes to diet on my six to eight week candida cleanse. When we feed the candida the food it needs to survive, its like taking one step forward then five steps back. With discipline and perseverance, you can rid the body of fungus and lead a much more healthier and vibrant life because how you feel changes how you act and how you think.
Take care and eat right!