Yeast Infection Diet Plan
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|3-Week Yeast Infection Diet Plan: Guidelines
If you are suffering a yeast infection it is worth considering eliminating sugar and yeast from your diet for about 3 weeks. These two ingredients appear to promote the growth of Candida and omitting them will allow your body to heal faster. While this may be difficult to begin with, hopefully you will soon start to feel so much better; that the results will justify the efforts. After 3 weeks you can gradually start to reintroduce your favorite foods and note the results. If symptoms of yeast infections return, you have established which are your personal trigger foods and can work on avoiding or reducing them in the future.
Clear your kitchen of:
• All sugar, syrups, white breads, sodas, processed breakfast cereals and sodas.
Tip: You can also help your body recover faster by taking some natural remedies for yeast infections.
The following is a list of foods to include and exclude during the 3 weeks of your Candida diet.
Vegetables To Include
Include 5 servings of the following vegetables once a day. A serving portion equals 2 cups raw and 1 cup cooked:
Free Foods: you can eat as much as you like of these as the calories are offset by the process of digesting them:
Vegetables To Avoid:
Grains include whole grain bread and brown rice. They are a major source of good carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin B and minerals. However as most breads contain yeast, bread is best excluded during a Candida diet. Choose 5 servings size a day from the following list (each serving is half a cup):
Beans are a wonderful source of protein and are the main food staple in many poor countries. They are also rich in other important nutrients and are helpful in controlling blood sugar levels. Half a cup cooked is considered one helping. Include 3 daily servings of any of the following during your Candida diet:
To complete your holistic approach, ensure you read the Causes of Yeast Infections.
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids, protein, vitamin E and minerals. Although they are high in calories, they are low on the GI scale which means they keep us feeling full for longer. In fact, one study in America showed that people who regularly ate seeds and nuts suffered lower rates of obesity. Ideally purchase nuts still in their shells as the shells protect the nuts from radical damage caused by light and air. If you buy nuts unshelled keep them stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Include 3 servings of seeds and 3 servings of nuts a day in your diet.
The following is a list of options with their individual serving size:
Meat, Eggs, Fish
It is possible follow this diet as a vegetarian or vegan, but meat, fish and eggs do provide important nutrients, in particular vitamin B12, amino acids and iron. You will need to take a good multi-vitamin with iron if you want to avoid this food group. Use meat, fish and eggs in small amounts, as a 'taster' to a main meal, rather than the main event. Include 1 serving a day of:
In severe cases, where a person suffers chronic candidiasis, total exclusion of fruit is recommended for the duration of the 3 weeks of the diet. For those who really cannot survive without fruit, one or two portions a day may be tolerated:
Apple: 1 large
Fruits To Avoid:
Milk & Dairy Products
Should be excluded for the duration of the diet.
Hope you enjoy your free 3 week anti-candida diet plan!
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