So what is Candida Albicans?
Do not be misled by the name albicans, which can be roughly translated as pure or innocent. Candida is the result of the extensive proliferation of an yeast-like fungus and it is one of the most common gastrointestinal infections.
How do I know I have it?
Common symptoms include, besides dermatitis, oral and vaginal rashes and overall itchy sensations, apparently unexplained mood swings and fatigue, food intolerances cumulated with odd cravings or even bladder infections. This is the way our bodies are signaling that our flora can no longer cope with the fungus.
Should I be worried?
Oftentimes, although being present, Candida will not affect your overall health. Merely dieting will not treat yeast infection but there are certain foods you can eat to help fight and prevent Candida Albicans. Most people suffering from Candida induced indispositions overuse antibiotics and seem to forget that proper nutrition will ease their battle. Here is a helpful list of culinary DOs and DONTs
First of all, a thorough cleanse is needed for your organism to be able to fight Candida properly. To do that, you will need as much fresh fruit and veggies as you can get. Try mixing them into your day to day diet as much as possible – a good choice could be fresh juices, to make sure you get the right amount of vitamins in your system.
Don’t forget to hydrate properly. Dehydration leads to an overwhelming amount of illnesses, so you want to make sure your body is able to function at its best. If drinking water is not your thing, you may try drinking two or three cups of unsweetened tea per day. Tea adds up to your wanted vitamin intake and, let’s face it, is tastes awesome.
By all means, try and avoid sugar, also hidden in diet beverages, starchy vegetables, carbs, gluten and dairy. They harm your intestinal flora, block your gut and create a proper environment for the fungus to expand.
Below, you will find a link to 6 different vegetarian Candida Recipes. Here’s a list of healthy vegetarian recipes that do not only keep you in tip top shape, but are also delicious and help fight and prevent yeast infections.