If you’re suffering from Candida it’s only natural to question where and how you developed this condition. Some Candida sufferers can point to a course of antibiotics or a long period of stress. However, the real answer is often much more simple. Check out the download link below.
The food that you eat can be the biggest contributor to your Candida overgrowth. In fact a high-sugar diet can cause a Candida overgrowth all by itself. If you can’t identify any other causes of Candida in your recent past, chances are that your diet is the culprit.
What are the warning signs to watch for in your diet? Well, there are a few simple principles that you need to keep in mind when you are choosing your food. In this article I am going to share two of these principles with you. The Ultimate Candida Diet program lists a total of five different guidelines, as well as comprehensive lists of Foods To Eat and Foods To Avoid.
First, it’s really important that you stop eating any foods with a high Glycemic Index. These are the #1 source of nutrition for those Candida colonies in your gut. If you’re eating an unhealthy diet, this will probably eliminate many of your regular foods.
For starters, anything with added sugar (like candy, sodas and breakfast cereals) is off the menu. You should also avoid anything with high levels of natural sugars like fruit juices, as these sugars will feed your Candida just as easily as a can of Coke. Next, cut out the simple carbohydrates from your diet. Foods like white pasta and white rice may not taste as sweet as sugary snacks, but they are just as certain to be a food source for Candida. And lastly, avoid any starchy vegetables like potatoes, carrots or squash.
The second guideline is very simple: no caffeinated drinks. As much as we all love a cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning, it might also be making your Candida overgrowth much worse.
Why is caffeine off the menu? You might have read on some Candida sites that caffeine ‘feeds the Candida’, but this is nonsense. The real reason is the way that caffeine puts your body under stress. When you drink a cup of coffee, your adrenals release a stress hormone named cortisol. This does two things. First, it increases your blood sugar levels, which is just what your Candida colonies need to grow and multiply. Second, it suppresses your immune system, which removes one of the best defenses you have against Candida. Why does Cortisol do these things? It’s all part of the ‘fight or flight’ response that your body uses to react to stressful events.
Those are just two of the five guidelines that are listed in the Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan. It also includes full lists of Foods To Eat and Foods To Avoid, comprehensive shopping lists, some delicious recipes and much more. Remember – beating your Candida has to start with some big changes to your diet. Good luck!