Your Questions Answered: Mouthwash, Sugar Cravings & Erythritol Instead Of Sugar

Question: Which Mouthwash Products Are Effective Against Fungus?

Many individuals are concerned about oral health issues such as white tongue, oral Candida, and bad breath. So, how can one improve their oral hygiene?

What to Avoid:

Alcoholic mouthwashes, which can be detrimental to the oral environment.

Chewing gum, especially those containing unhealthy sugars like high fructose corn syrup.

Certain pharmaceutical products can damage the beneficial bacteria in your mouth. Remember, the mouth houses a diverse bacterial community, and maintaining its balance is crucial.

Diet’s Role:

Your diet directly affects your oral health. Consuming fresh, natural foods like fruits, vegetables, and good proteins can promote a healthier mouth. On the contrary, unhealthy foods can lead to undesirable breath and oral conditions.

Recommendations for Improved Oral Health:

  • Start your day with oil pulling using a quality coconut oil. Swish around in the mouth and spit out. This helps to remove unwanted bacteria and fungi from the mouth.
  • Mixing apple cider vinegar with baking soda can shift the mouth’s pH, affecting the unwanted microorganisms. This can be an effective rinse to use.
  • A few drops of tea tree oil in water can be a refreshing mouth rinse, especially before bedtime.
  • Instead of commercial toothpaste, try brushing with sea salt or baking soda.
  • Planting and consuming herbs like basil, oregano, spearmint, and peppermint can naturally freshen up breath due to their anti-microbial properties.

Ultimately, the foundation for good oral health lies in a healthy diet. Consuming poor-quality foods will inevitably reflect in your oral hygiene.

Question: How Can You Overcome Sugar and Carb Cravings?

Are you someone looking to shed some weight or just aiming to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Here are some best practices to help curb your sugar and carb cravings:

  • A lack of sleep can lead to poor eating habits. When fatigued, people often reach for sugary or caffeinated products for an energy boost. Getting sufficient sleep ensures you feel refreshed and decreases the temptation to consume sugary products.
  • Starting your day with a protein-rich meal helps regulate your metabolism. It reduces the likelihood of craving unhealthy snacks later in the day.
  •  A slight hunger pang isn’t a cause for concern. Overeating can strain your digestive system. It’s important to differentiate between actual hunger and the normal sounds of digestion.
  • Pay attention to your body’s signals and try to eat at consistent times daily. This helps regulate your blood sugar and ensures you have steady energy throughout the day.
  • Make it harder for yourself to access sugary and unhealthy snacks. Being mindful of your shopping choices and avoiding buying unhealthy products can significantly reduce your chances of consuming them.
  • Choose nutritious snacks like green apples, berries, and avocados. Ensuring you have a good digestion system allows you to enjoy a diverse range of fruits.
  • Ensure your diet is rich in proteins, fats, and essential nutrients. Quality proteins like salmon and organic chicken, and healthy fats from avocados, coconut oil, and nuts should be integral components of your meals.

Remember, you don’t need specialized diets for good health, just common sense and basic nutritious foods. Coupled with adequate sleep, hydration, and positive relationships, you can significantly improve your well-being.

Question: Can Erythritol Be Used Safely With Candida?

Erythritol is often referred to as a “fake sugar.” While some people consider erythritol and other sugar alcohols like xylitol, sorbitol, and mannitol as alternatives, these are essentially manmade sugars. Typically derived from fermenting starches, erythritol is about 60-70% as sweet as raw cane sugar. A significant portion of erythritol is absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine and later excreted through the urine. A small yet notable amount can reach the colon, which can be problematic for those with gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome, causing symptoms such as diarrhea or bloating.

For many, consuming these artificial sugars can lead to gastrointestinal discomfort like gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Although some individuals with Candida can tolerate these sugar alcohols, others, especially those working to improve their gut health, might face challenges. It’s important to note that a large number of supermarket foods contain these sugar substitutes. Erythritol doesn’t induce a significant glycemic response, leading to a continuous desire for more sweet foods, which can be detrimental to one’s health in the long run. Our stance at CanXida is to promote natural foods and flavors, moving away from these artificial sugars for a healthier lifestyle.

Disclaimer: This article aims to provide general information. It is always recommended to consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary changes.