While you may have heard that a Candida diet can help prevent and treat an overgrowth of Candida, it’s important that you also know that there are many myths about Candida diet out there. If you are serious about treating your Candida, you need to know the real truth about Candida diet.
Some foods that you may have thought are bad, really are not and some things that you may have been told to avoid at all costs, are actually okay to eat. Here are some common myths about Candida debunked, along with the truth on what you should and should not eat to prevent and treat Candida overgrowth.
You can’t eat condiments:
This is a common myth related to the Candida diet. While ketchup is a definite no-no, there are plenty of other condiments that are ok. For example, mustard, fish sauce, horse radish, olive oil and ginger are good. Tobasco sauce is also helpful in killing Candida. Each of these condiments can help add flavor to your food and kill Candida overgrowth.
Cultured Foods are Bad
This is another myth. Many people are under the misconception that cultured foods are bad if you have Candida overgrowth but the truth is that cultured foods can help you with this problem. Cultured foods contain probiotics which help restore your healthy intestinal flora and will help kill the overgrowth of Candida. Some cultured foods that are actually helpful to Candida overgrowth include homemade yogurt, sauerkraut and kefir.
Carbs Feed the Yeast
While it’s true that too many carbohydrates can feed the yeast and make your problem worse, this doesn’t mean that you should completely avoid carbs. Some carbohydrates are essential to healthy life and there are some that do not feed the yeast such as grain and rice. You should try to avoid anything with gluten in it (breads) and eat only complex carbs.
Another popular myth that is not right is that you should avoid vinegar. Vinegar has long been used by many people to cure yeast infection as well as other ailments. It’s even been known to help kill mold and mildew in the home. So vinegar can actually help kill Candida overgrowth.
Avoid Foods with Yeast
Many people spread the myth that you should avoid any food with yeast but there are actually some cases where this can be helpful. You can eat some foods with yeast if you cook and prepare with substances that kill yeast (such as ginger). You should also be sure to avoid constipation so yeast does not sit and ferment inside the body.