If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Candida Albicans, or another yeast infection then you may have been advised to look for good Candida cookbooks to advise you on the changes you need to make to your diet. Candida Albicans exists naturally in a person's healthy digestive system and will cause no problems for the large majority of people as long as it is kept in check.
However, if it should be given the chance to multiply in your digestive system, or other parts of the body, then problems begin to occur.
There are a number of methods to naturally help bring back the balance in the body, including lifestyle and dietary change. The inclusion of certain foods and the restriction of others have been shown to make a marked difference in the severity of candida symptoms and have proven to speed up recovery significantly.
When you refer to a candida cookbook or diet guide you will notice that there are a number of foods that you would normally include in your diet that are now restricted. This is because they help promote an environment in the digestive tract for the candida to thrive.
That being said, with a little advice and the help of some cookbooks specifically created to help relieve the symptoms of candida albicans, you still have a huge variety of foods to choose from.
Many of the cookbooks available provide you with a wide selection of recipes from main meals to desserts and suitable snacks and drinks too.
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Most of the books should tell you about the foods that you should be avoiding, plus those foods that you should restrict when following in their recipes, for example:
1. Any type of sugar. This includes processed sugars like, white sugar, syrup, molasses, honey, corn syrup, rice syrup, maple syrup etc. Also, you need to limit natural sugars in fruit, and make sure that you stay away from alcohol as it has a large amount of sugar in it.
2. Foods that contain yeast This would include most bakery products, like breads, crackers, pastries, bagels. It will also include most cereals.
Many sources and garnishes also contain yeast cultures, including pickles, relishes, mayonnaise, salad dressing and soy sauce to name only a few.
3. Generally avoid or limit diary products. These would include Milk and cheese, although if you choose a probiotic yoghurt this can often be an effective treatment against candida as it replenishes the “good” bacteria in the gut.
4. Food that are fungi, or contain fungi. This would again include cheeses or cheese snacks, mushrooms, peanuts etc
5. Processed foods where the origin of the ingredients is not clear. It is easy to miss ingredients if they are “hidden” within the processing of the food. There are many processed foods that contain sugar, yeast and other ingredients that can promote candida growth.
When reading through the foods to avoid like the ones listed above can often lead the sufferer (or the chef) to feel like there is nothing left to eat, but nothing could be further from the truth.
There are many recipe options available for a candida sufferer and good candida cookbooks will help identify a tasty recipe that is suitable for your situation.
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