We have a wealth of information available, primarily focused on yeast infections, digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, parasites, and inflammatory bowel conditions. The topic for today’s article is, “Is oatmeal suitable for the Candida diet?”
Oatmeal is acceptable in the Candida diet. However, there might be some misconceptions about it. While some may believe that oatmeal contains significant amounts of gluten, it only has a minuscule amount compared to wheat. When consuming oatmeal, opt for whole oats rather than the highly processed versions found in easy-to-prepare packets. The latter is comparable to processed foods, which aren’t recommended. For the best results, source stone-ground, biodynamically grown whole meal flour.
Starting your day with raw oats is an excellent choice. These can be soaked for a few hours in water before cooking. Another approach is to blend soaked oats for a smoother consistency. Whole oats or steel-cut oats, preferably organic or biodynamically grown, are a wonderful addition to your diet. If oats are new to your dietary regimen, begin with a small amount, like a tablespoon in the morning, and gauge your digestion’s response.
|Oatmeal is acceptable for the Candida diet.||Opt for whole oats.|
|Oats have many health benefits.||Start with small amounts if new to your diet.|
|Processed oatmeal isn’t recommended.||Use alternative milks like almond or cashew.|
Interestingly, many individuals who have lived into their 80s and 90s started their days with rolled oats. Oats have long been recognized for their calming effects on the nervous system and beneficial impact on digestion. These grains provide fibers that nurture beneficial bacteria. They also bind to harmful cholesterol, helping to eliminate it from the body. Thus, there are numerous reasons to incorporate oats into your diet. However, always select whole oats and avoid the highly refined versions. When introducing oats, particularly for those with Candida issues, start in small amounts and avoid adding dried fruits or cow’s milk. Alternative milks, like almond, cashew, or oat milk, are preferable choices. When sourcing these alternative milks, ensure they contain no added sugars or consider making your own.
Disclaimer: While the information in this blog post is based on research and expertise, always consult with your healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet.