Feb 12 2017

Finding Foods that Help Heal the Gut

Published by at 2:08 pm under Colon Cleanse,probiotic supplements

Finding foods that help heal the gut.
Focus on these foods to heal your gut after experiencing Candida overgrowth.

As we wrap up our series on Candida Albicans, let’s look at the foods that you want to be sure to include in your diet in order to help heal your gut and your body after Candida overgrowth and the detox period that comes with eliminating it. Because diet is such an important factor in limiting Candida overgrowth as well as healing your gut, you need to focus on the foods and lifestyle that will allow you to get and stay healthy. As we have discussed, Candida loves sugar, processed foods, and alcohol — any foods that turn to sugar in the body. Avoiding these while getting rid of Candida overgrowth is important. Limiting them going forward to avoid a reoccurence of Candida overgrowth is key. Additionally, here are some foods you can be sure to include in your diet to help your gut heal.*

Coconut oil
Various varieties and forms of Coconut oil are available in many grocery stores today and that is a good thing because it is an excellent source of a fatty acid called caprylic acid. This antifungal interferes with Candida growth by poking holes in the yeast cell walls, causing them to die. Keeping coconut oil in your diet will help prevent candida from over multiplying again. Suggestion: Cook with coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.1*

Garlic
Garlic may not be great for your breath, but it is great for your health and killing candida, as it is one of the most powerful natural antifungals around. When eaten raw. Garlic contains allicin, a sulphur-containing compound with natural antifungal properties specific to Candida. So load up…and enjoy the healing benefits of this amazing food. Suggestion: add to homemade pestos, hummus and salad dressings.1*

Apple cider vinegar
While other vinegars are not recommended while combating Candida, apple cider vinegar is a good choice. While research is somewhat limited in regards to apple cider vinegar, it appears to contain enzymes that help break down Candida. Suggestion: Use in a salad dressing.1*

Cruciferous vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, arugula, and radishes, have a property called isothiocyanates which are sulphur- and nitrogen-containing compounds that attack Candida. Additionally, their high fiber content make them an excellent prebiotic, the food source for probiotics. Suggestion: Eat raw! 1*

Ginger
While ginger may not be the most powerful antifungal of the group, it provides liver support during the detoxifying process as you combat Candida overgrowth. It contains ginerols and shogaols which are the anti-inflammaotry and antifungal components of the ginger root. Suggestions: Use in fresh vegetable juice and in stir fry dishes.

Olive oil
Olive oil contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that can help your body fight Candida. You could also find polyphenols in flax, avocado, and primrose oils. Suggestions: Replace vegetable oil with these healthier oils.1*

Cloves
Eugenol, which is naturally found in cloves, is an essential oil which is very effective as an antifungal when ingested. Clove oil is also effective when applied topically for toe and fingernail fungal infections.1*

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a wonderful anti-inflammatory with antifungal properties. Just as caprylic acid found in Coconut Oil appears to damage yeast cells, causing them to die off, Cinnamon appears to be equally beneficial treating Candida. If you suspect you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer, cinnamon is not recommended. Suggestions: sprinkle on top of smoothies.1*

Wild salmon
Wild salmon provides a powerful punch of omega-3 fatty acids with each serving. It is also great for fighting fungal infections. Be sure to get wild salmon as opposed to farmed salmon that contain dyes and is fed on gmo grains in many cases.1*

Lemon juice
Lemon juice is a great equalizer for the body and its essential oil may contain mild antifungal properties. It is an excellent detoxifier for the liver as well. Since detoxing from Candida can be hard on the liver, drinking plenty of lemon water can be especially good for you during the detox and healing periods. 1*

Aloe
With Aloe’s gentle healing properties, this is another good choice to add to your diet. It also contains antioxidants,  as it contains polyphenols, which inhibit candida growth and promote healing. Body Biotics Aloe Pure™ capsules help with detoxing and cleansing the digestive tract. You’ll want to follow the directions on the bottle and not take more that prescribed. Aloe can help with constipation and work as a gentle cleanse which is helpful while detoxing from candida overgrowth, but taking too much will be counterproductive.2*

 

As mentioned last week, it is important to repopulate the gut with friendly bacteria, so you will want to continue to take your Body Biotics™ Bio-Identical SBO Probitoics Consortia™ daily to keep Candida at bay.

 

We will continue to explore this topic as new research surfaces and topics of interest arise. I hope it has been helpful to learn more about Candida, what it is, causes of candida overgrowth, health issues related to this condition, how to get rid of it, and how to heal your gut and keep it healthy going forward. 

 

Healthiest wishes,

Kelli

 

www.bodybiotics.com

 

Resources:

  1. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11005/10-foods-to-fight-candida.html
  2. https://authoritynutrition.com/8-proven-health-benefits-of-aloe-vera/


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