Dietitian Merve Sancaktar

What should we pay attention to while doing a candida diet?

Candida is a form of yeast that lives in our mouth and intestines. It aids in the absorption of nutrients to facilitate digestion. But as most of everything is harmful, too much of Candida is harmful. If candida in the intestine increases, it breaks down the intestinal wall and mixes with the blood. bleeding Candida mushroom begins to harm our body. The potential to spread to genital organs, mouth to ear canal and various parts of the body increases. In addition, digestive problems occur as the permeability in the intestine will increase. Digestive problems bring along psychological problems. In order to prevent these problems caused by the Candida fungus, "candida diet“We must do. So what exactly is this Candida fungus diet, let's go into some detail.

What is the Candida Diet?

First of all, we should stop the growth of yeast fungus in our body while on the Candida diet. In other words, we should exclude foods such as sugar, flour, leavened foods, carbohydrates and cheese from the diet.

Unnecessary or excessive antibiotics support the growth of Candida fungus. The “beneficial” bacteria in our intestines prevent the growth of Candida. These "beneficial" bacteria in our intestines can be reduced by taking antibiotics. As a result of overgrowth of Candida in the body:

  • Fatigue
  • Swelling
  • Indigestion
  • Skin problems (Psoriasis, eczema)
  • Yeast Infections
  • Joint Pains
  • Thrush (white patches) on the tongue, inside the mouth or throat
  • Unrest
  • Problems such as diarrhea or constipation may occur.  

How Should the Candida Diet Be?

The goal of the Candida diet is to minimize the environment in which the fungus grows. It is not intended to lose weight or burn fat. In order for Candida not to multiply, we must remove sugar from our lives and follow an anti-inflammatory diet.

Foods to Consume in the Candida Diet

  1. Low-fat red and poultry meats
  2. Low-starch vegetables (Dandelion, cabbage)
  3. Low-sugar fruits (Avocado)
  4. Whole grains (Buckwheat, oats)
  5. Healthy fats (Olive oil, coconut oil)
  6. Herbs and spices (Turmeric, cumin, coriander)

Foods Prohibited in the Candida Diet

  1. Sticky grain foods (Corn)
  2. Fruits with high sugar content (Figs)
  3. Milk and dairy products (Cheese, yoghurt)
  4. high-fat meats

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How Long Should the Candida Diet Take?

A diet of 7-14 days is sufficient to reduce the Candida fungus in our intestines. But in case of more severe and recurrent symptoms, you can follow the Candida diet for 6-12 weeks.

In addition, the comments of those who have been on the Candida diet recently started to increase positively with the Canan Karatay Candida diet. Therefore, it has been proven that we can strengthen our gut health if we eat a healthy and balanced diet. We can minimize ailments such as indigestion, diarrhea and constipation. Thus, we protect our general health, improve our well-being and support our digestive system. Of course, the length of the Candida diet also depends on the severity and duration of your symptoms. In addition, before dieting, you should consult a specialist dietitian or your doctor for the most suitable nutrition plan for you. Health comes first!

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Born in 1982, Specialist Dietitian Merve Sancaktar completed her master's degree in nutrition and dietetics. Sancaktar has been providing dietitian services in a private hospital for 4 years.

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