Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast. It is found in small amounts in the mouth and intestines.
Candida helps with digestion and the absorption of nutrients, but when candida levels get out of control, it can lead to very uncomfortable yeast infections known as candida overgrowths. Luckily there are foods that help fight candida.
It is important to know the symptoms of a candida overgrowth:
- Sugar cravings
- Mouth sores
- Frequently suffering from colds and such ailments.
The good news is that you can fight candida by making some lifestyle adjustments, to make sure your body and immune system are in the best possible shape.
You can help prevent and fight candida by changing your lifestyle and diet to include low-sugar, candida-killing foods. See the Manna Candida eBook for a Step-by-Step method to eliminate certain foods and to reinstate healthy bacteria.
Some of the best foods to include into your candida-fighting diet are:
Fats and Oils –
Healthy fats and oils play a key role in the absorption of nutrients, hormone regulation, and also serve as a great source of energy for the body.
Extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, and grape-seed oil are all great products to use. Coconut oil is one of the best alternatives, as it has terrific anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Make sure to include enough low-sugar, non-starchy veggies into your diet. Some must-haves in this line are onions and rutabaga, as they are great at fighting fungus.
Be careful with the rutabaga, as in some individuals it might actually worsen the candida symptoms. It is advised that you only try a little bit to start out with, and see what it does to your symptoms.
Herbs and Spices –
Some great herbs and spices to combat candida with include cinnamon, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, and cloves.
These are all great, but the top ranking candida killers are probably garlic and cinnamon.
Seaweed is a great way to get rid of toxins in the body via the digestive tract. It also contains iodine which helps keep thyroid levels in check, which is helpful for candida sufferers who often struggle with hypothyroidism.
Warburgia (Pepper Bark Tree) is a well-known ingredient which can help to kill the Candida fungus. Warburgia is one of the main ingredients in the Manna Candida Support supplement. Take the Manna GUT Support with the Candida Support to reinstate healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.