If you are trying to increase healthy microbial balance in your body it’s important to eat the right foods that fuel healthy microbes.
Candida overgrowth can occur when healthy microbes die resulting in space for Candida cells to grow or when you are feeding Candida cells, but starving the healthy flora in your gut. This is particularly true when you have been prescribed antibiotics because antibiotics often kill the good bacteria along with the bad. What’s worse, antibiotics don’t kill Candida so they flourish because the completion has been eliminated.
So what foods will help fuel the healthy microbes that live in our bodies so that they can offer protection from Candida overgrowth? Basically prebiotic foods are ones that contain a large amount of soluble fiber.
*Note: Not all of the foods below would be suitable for the Candida diet because of their sugar or starch content.
- Whole wheat
- Whole oatmeal
- Oat Bran
- Physillium Husk
- Brown Rice
- Jerusalem artichoke
- Chicory(warning, can cause excess gas in some people)
- Greens (such as dandelion greens, spinach, collard greens, chard, kale, mustard greens, and others)
- Legumes (lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, navy beans, white beans, black beans)
Prebiotics Improve Health
Incorporating these foods in your diet every day will help fuel healthy intestinal flora which will assist in keeping Candida albicans at bay within your body.
Since good nutrition is your number one defense against Candida, prebiotics are so important in winning the fight against yeast infections and feeling better. You’ll never want to go back to your old way of eating once you experience the health benefits of a healthy diet.