Is the challenge of following an ‘impossible diet’ holding you back from finally gaining relief from your Candida Symptoms? Or is your candida diet leaving you hungry, often leading you to sabotage your efforts with ‘forbidden foods’? Then here’s some news you’ll want to hear!
While following a recommended diet is important, your plan does not need to be as strict if you are complementing your diet with one of our targeted yeast imbalance products. No more impossible diets; no more eating like a rabbit!
It is important to understand that even with supplements, diet still plays an essential part of your candida treatment programme. However with Return 2 Health Candida support Supplements it is significantly easier to achieve results with a ‘sensible’ diet, rather than a completely restrictive diet; and with the advice offered below you’ll see how you can follow an effective moderated diet that supports your recovery while still suiting your individual lifestyle.
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The candida diet
has been devised to aid recovery by reducing (or eliminating) foods that cause digestive system aggravation and burden the immune system and therefore we recommend avoiding or minimising certain foods (or food groups), especially foods that you are intolerant to or have an allergy to.
First up, remove or limit sugars and processed foods as much as possible, this includes:
• Refined and processed carbohydrates; any foods made from refined flours such as pastries, cakes, biscuits, white bread and pasta
• Refined and processed sugars; any foods made with sugar such as donuts, candy, sweets, pastries, cakes, ice-cream, biscuits, soft drinks and energy drinks
• Foods sweetened with added sweeteners such as honey, molasses, malt, fructose, high fructose corn syrup and all forms of sugar
• Fruit juice (because it contains concentrated fruit sugars without the fibre contained in the whole fruit so gets absorbed very quickly)
• All alcohol because of its high sugar content
• Limit dairy products especially sweetened yoghurt, sweetened cream, ice-cream and gelato
• Limit caffeine and avoid adding the above sweeteners
We know that there are some foods which are hard to avoid (or just too good to refuse!) but it’s all about choosing the best option when it comes to making your food choices. The following options allow you to still include certain foods, however it is recommend that these should only be eaten in moderation:
• Whole fresh fruit - not including processed fruit like fruit juice, canned or cooked fruit which may have added sugar and do not contain all the fibre of the fresh fruit which is needed to slow absorption of the fruit sugars
• Whole grains - grains in their whole, unprocessed form such as brown rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa and amaranth
• Wholegrain bread - not brown bread, but bread containing whole grains
• Plain, natural yoghurt containing live cultures of friendly bacteria
Then here are some foods to always keep at hand; these are foods that can be eaten freely, so keep plenty of these in the pantry:
• Fresh, raw vegetables in their whole form
• High quality protein such as organic red meat and chicken, fresh fish, legumes (beans and lentils) and eggs
• High quality healthy fats such as coconut oil, extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, other virgin cold-pressed vegetable and seed oils, butter, avocado
• Nuts and seeds
Making some simple changes will ensure you’re living a life which supports and enhances your candida recovery programme. Prepare and plan your meals so you are not caught out and stuck with making less than ideal food choices. Drink plenty of purified water throughout the day (at least 1.5 - 2 litres) and ensure you have regular daily bowel motions (added fibre from psyllium hulls, slippery elm or ground flaxseed can be taken to assist with this if necessary). Choose a yeast imbalance product that best suits your health needs and use in conjunction with a diet that includes a wide variety of the foods listed above. Exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep!