Contrary to popular belief, red wine is not the best source of polyphenols in the diet. Alcohol is expansive and will only feed Candida overgrowth. Try fermented veggies instead for a healthy dose of polyphenols to prevent premature aging!
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A small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that polyphenols, the most abundant antioxidants in our diet, may boost friendly intestinal bacteria. (1)
The study also tied polyphenols to:
Besides the wide range of benefits that we receive from naturally occurring polyphenols, it turns out that these compounds are picked up and used by the beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
In spite of what research suggests of polyphenols, the Body Ecology Diet does not recommend drinking red wine because:
Both sugar and alcohol are expansive in nature. This means that when we consume too many of these foods, we can feel confused and unfocused.
Keep in mind that Candida overgrowth itself is an expanding, rapidly growing condition within the body. The Body Ecology Principle of Expansion and Contraction tells us that when we choose foods that are too expansive in nature, we support the growth and proliferation of Candida albicans.
Instead of sipping on red wine, you can increase your consumption of polyphenols and support the growth of friendly bacteria with these additions to your diet:
Polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidants found in your diet, and they can boost friendly intestinal bacteria. Polyphenols have also been linked with lower blood pressure, decreased cholesterol, and lower levels of triglycerides to reduce the risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.
On top of that, polyphenols promote health and prevent premature aging! Polyphenols may also have a prebiotic effect on the body by providing nourishment for healthy bacteria to thrive.
But first… Beware of the recent media hype surrounding polyphenols in red wine. The Body Ecology Diet doesn't recommend drinking red wine because the sugars in wine will only feed Candida overgrowth and contribute to a long list of related symptoms.
Instead, get a healthy boost of polyphenols in your diet with the following additions:
Here’s to your health!
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