If you suffer from chronic fatigue, low libido, frequent and sudden mood swings, concentration problems or weak immune system, there is a strong possibility that the candida level in your organism has increased.
Candida is caused by Candida albicans, a fungus found in every body – in the digestive system, oral cavity, vagina, etc. Same as most microorganisms, this fungus seeks for a “shelter” in the intestines, and so-called good bacteria keep it under control.
The problem appears when the number of fungus in the digestive system increases, for example, in cases of poor immune system. Diet can really help keeping the number of fungi in normal range. Given that candida uses sugar as food, it would be best if you avoid candies, cookies and sugar in any form.
Your meals should consist of 60 percent fresh vegetables, 20 percent protein (eggs, chicken, fish, soy and legumes), 10 percent of complex carbohydrates (oats, whole grain wheat, beans and rice) and 10 percent of fresh fruit. It is desirable to avoid some fruits because of the large amount of sugar they contain.
It is good if you consume probiotic yoghurt between your meals, because this food product will ensure a “settlement” of good bacteria in your intestines.
If you are overcoming candida, the you must avoid every food that contains yeast, which means that you should give up on your favorite combination of pizza and beer, but also white flour and pastries, alcohol in general, because these products ease the multiplication of the fungi and increase the risk of getting the infection. The same applies to lactose, so you should avoid milk and dairy products.