70% of us have Candida in our guts, according to research. It can cause variety of symptoms and also can result in many other diseases. The common symptoms of Candida overgrowth are including:
- Bad memory
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Sore muscle
- Digestive disorders such as gas, bloating
- Cold hands and feet
- Bad body odor
- Acne and other skin problems
- White coating on the tongue
- Pain in the gums
Luckily, experts said that diet plays an important part of a Candida cleanse. Some foods are highly recommended to fight candida as they have good fungus-fighting compounds.
The allicin in it makes garlic as one of the most potent anti-fungal foods. Incooperate fresh garlic into your diet to get your Candida under control for best result, as allicin is destroyed by cooking.
Oregano and other herbs
Oregano contains two antimicrobial agents called carvacrol and thymol that fight Candida. Many other herbs and spices that with antifungal properties not only help reduce inflammation, but also fight Candida greatly, such as black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, thyme, turmeric, rosemary, basil and dill.
Cold pressed oils
Organic coconut oil is one of them, which is a strong Candida fighter due to its three potent fungus-fighting compounds: lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid.
Both olive oil and avocado oil contain the anti-fungal compounds called phenols.
Flax oil and borage oil contain a good amount of omega-9s, healthy fats that enhance immunity and control Candida.
Herbal teas that have antifungal properties are also good choices to fight Candida. The teas can also help to repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria. Some good examples are including cinnamon tea, peppermint tea, ginger tea and licorice tea.
Foods rich in insoluble fiber help you eliminate Candida toxins and keep your digestive system function well. You can include some non-glutinous grains in your diet, such as buckwheat, quinoa, millet and oat bran.
Nuts and seeds
Some nuts and seeds are good for controlling Candida as they have a low mold content, including almonds, flax seed, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts and hazelnuts.
When you’re sick, your body needs more protein to guard against the illness. Choose fresh and organic meat such as chicken, beef and turkey instead of processed ones, lunch meat and bacon should be avoided as they are loaded with sugars, sulfates and sextrose.