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Your Cure for Candida – Low Fat, High Fruit Approach

Candida – An Introduction

When we speak of Candida, we are referencing a group of yeast-like microorganisms that thrive in the human body in parts such as the mouth, throat, intestines and the genitourinary tract. In at least 80 percent of normal and healthy individuals, these microorganisms live in the mouth, throat, intestines and urinary or genital tract, without any apparent harmful effects. It begins to become a problem when this natural Candida yeast population gets out of control and an uncurbed multiplication of the yeast cells occurs. This eventually results in a condition known as Candidiasis. The most common reasons that can make this growth go beyond the average levels include:

· Poor nutrition, a high fat diet, lots of refined flour and sugar

· Stress

· Improper lifestyle

· Antibiotics

· Contraceptive use

· Pregnancy

· Diabetes

· Allergies

How Does Fat Feed Candida?

Candida is a form of natural yeast that the human body creates to eliminate any surplus sugar levels in the body. As you attempt to find dietary cures for Candida, it is first critical to understand what the main-food ingredients of your diet, do to your body. An excessive fat level in the body is the first and most critical ingredient that contributes to the growth of Candida. When you consume exceedingly fatty foods, the fat levels in your blood begin to increase along with the blood sugar level. This superfluous fat will then line the walls of the blood vessels, damage the structure of sugar molecules and eventually coat the insulin with fat, affecting the overall metabolic activity. Consequently, the excessive fat prevents insulin from discharging sugar out from the bloodstream. Consistent high levels of fat will keep the sugar levels perpetually elevated. This increased amount of sugar will then proceed to support the large Candida colonies instead of supplying nutrition to your cells, which is its original purpose. Experts suggest that if you are vulnerable to suffer from Candida often, you should avoid fats and oils, the following list is not exhaustive:

· Cottonseed oil

· Corn oil

· Peanut oil

· Avocados

· Soy oil

· Nuts/Seeds

If you are keen on handling your Candida through a low fat diet approach, it is essential that you keep the percentage of calories contained in fatty foods below 10 percent for an extended period of time. Please bear in mind, that you will receive more than enough fat from fruit, vegetables and leafy greens.

A high-fruit diet – Your way to cure Candida

Fruits are considered beneficial to control Candida. As we have already highlighted, sugar is not the cause of Candida, rather it is the excess consumption of fats. If you maintain a high fruit low fat diet for a number of weeks your Candida issues will be resolved. Candida exists to serve an essential function, it is trying to bring your body back to a state of homeostasis. If you stop putting in the excess oils and fats, the Candida will no longer have a purpose and will dissipate as it is intended. Unfortunately the majority of advice is to steer clear of fruits when suffering from an influx of Candida. As a result many people go on for extended periods of discomfort and disease with this problem, when the solution is simple. Any easily digestible fruit is recommended:

  • Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Apricots

I have seen people who have suffered long term, or on a highly reoccurring basis from Candida, cure this problem within weeks, if not days, on this low fat high fruit approach.


Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.

Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.