In our recent article, we addressed a question from a reader about the intake of low sugar fruits. They mentioned, “We’ve been following the advice in our book Candida Crusher for two months now. We’re experiencing positive results, but we still have some concerns, especially regarding cranberry juice which initially helped but now seems to induce heartburn.”
Our response on low sugar fruits is as follows:
It’s common for people to have varying reactions to fruits, especially when dealing with a condition like Candida. The concern with fruits, particularly at the onset of the Candida Crusher dietary approach, is the sugar content which can exacerbate symptoms. Overconsumption or underconsumption of fruit is a common issue. The key is balance.
Several factors influence our digestion and reaction to fruits, including the specific bacterial strains in our gut. Hence, a fruit that irritates one person might be perfectly fine for another. For the first few months, it’s advisable to consume fruits like berries, apples, pomegranates, kiwi, and avocados. It’s essential, however, to monitor how each fruit affects you individually.
Regarding food combining, it’s a controversial topic. We believe that it’s largely personal, dependent on individual digestion and bacterial makeup. So, it’s best to observe and understand what combinations work for you.
|Fruit Type||Recommended Form||Notes|
|Berries||Raw||Low sugar content|
|Apple||Raw/Cooked||Versatile and easy to digest|
|Pomegranate||Raw||High in antioxidants|
|Kiwi||Raw||Contains beneficial enzymes|
|Avocado||Raw||Good source of healthy fats|
Speaking of fruits, it’s not just the type but also the form in which you consume them. For instance, fruits can be eaten raw, steamed, stewed, or even cooked, which can affect how they interact with your system.
Concerning the cranberry juice, if you’re opting for commercial juices, ensure they contain no added sugar. Alternatively, consider preparing your own juice from dried cranberries to ensure it’s pure and beneficial.
To summarize, when dealing with Candida or any other health condition, it’s vital to approach diet with a sense of balance and keen observation. Listen to your body and adjust accordingly.
Disclaimer: The advice provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or treatment plan.