In our previous article on this subject, we learned to identify the signs of Candida. Now, whether you are currently going through a Candidiasis eradication process, or you simply want to ensure an infestation doesn’t occur, these natural Top 5 Candida Fighting Foods are antifungals that will support your mission to beat the yeast once and for all. Take back control of your gut!
As Candida is in essence a fungus, to kill off an overgrowth and restore a healthy gut balance, a sufferer must first cut off its food supply (sugars) then treat the overgrowth with antifungals. Thankfully, as well as medicinal treatments, there are various natural antifungals that if utilised in a daily diet, will help kill off any excess Candida yeast, thereby achieving the desired result.
1. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is a natural antifungal and incredibly potent in its ability to eradicate candida yeast. Containing three types of fatty acid: Capric, Caprylic and Lauric, use as an aid to cooking in place of other cooking oils or take as a supplement.
Garlic has a wide variety of antibacterial properties. When garlic is crushed and absorbed into the digestive tract, antibacterial chemicals called allicin and ajoene are produced. These chemicals are extremely effective in fighting bacterial and fungal strains including candida.
Like garlic above, onions also contain the nutrient allicin, which helps to fight fungal infections. Onions have strong anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties helping slow the growth of candida yeast.
4. Oregano oil
Oregano oil is an extremely powerful natural antifungal. It contains two antimicrobial compounds called carvacrol and thymol and it is well known that these chemicals when reacting with water in the bloodstream, dehydrate and kill Candida yeast cells. Oregano oil can be used as a dietary supplement or added to recipes.
5. Pau D’Arco herb aka Tabebuia
Pau D’Arco is many centuries’ old, and a traditional Amazonian herb which comes from the inner bark of a large tree that is native to the rainforests of Central and South America. It contains natural antioxidants that support the body’s natural defenses via improving immune system function and health while exerting an inhibitory effect on yeasts. The herb is available in capsule form or teabags and is easily available online from a variety of retailers.