Excess sugars are not good for any of us but if you suffer from a candida overgrowth they can be a temporary problem. While diet and excess sugar do NOT cause a yeast overgrowth, consuming high amount of sugar forming foods if you have an existing candida problem can be an issue. The sugar does not “feed” the yeast but excess sugars depress the immune system, which is already under stress from the yeast proliferation. For this reason it’s a good idea to greatly reduce the sugar sources in the diet until the candida is brought under control.
The biggest sources of concentrated sugars in the diet come from sweet dessert type foods. Cakes, pies, cookies, and one of the worst candies, all contribute concentrated sugars to the chemistry of the body. Another major source of sugar in the diet are sugary beverages such as juice concentrates and of course sodas. The average soda provides 40 to 50 grams of pure sugar – from corn per serving. You can quickly see how two or three of these a day can tip your sugar intake over the top.
It is far better to consume complex carbohydrates such as those found naturally in foods such as fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains. These break down more slowly and do not give the body a high sugar rush all at once. It is this rush that is difficult on your immune system. Funny that this is not news because researchers had proven over 30+ years ago that concentrated sugars to excess depress immune function!! Our program of liquid oxygen is the best candida cleansing we have ever used simply because oxygen travels to every cell of the body and thus addresses yeast overgrowth no matter where it is located. Call Dr Whiting at 1-888-454-8464 if you have any questions.