How Sugar Feeds Pathogenic Candida
And here’s where it all begins…
Ideally, your body is made up of a thriving inner ecosystem of good bacteria and yeast that help to stimulate digestion, strengthen immunity, and promote total wellness. As soon as you begin to eat sugar, it quickly affects this delicate inner environment to feed pathogenic bacteria and Candida yeast.
Believe it or not, it’s normal for many people to struggle with a Candida infection for years. They may look fine on the outside yet experience a wide range of unpleasant symptoms without understanding why.
If you’ve suffered from any of the symptoms listed below, you likely have a Candida infection that has gone undetected:
- Mood swings
- Digestive disorders
- Muscle aches
- Frequent colds
- Brain fog
But like many people, you may reach for a quick fix to treat any of the above symptoms by downing a cup of coffee, popping a pill, or taking an antacid to get through the day. These habits have become an accepted cultural norm, yet they take away from the body’s naturally ability to heal itself from the inside out.
If you want to look and feel like your best self and eliminate unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, mood swings, and more, it may be time to kiss sugar goodbye. Cutting refined sugar out of your diet is the first step to take to support your vitality and control an underlying Candida infection.
Why Diet Foods Aren’t the Solution
If you want to avoid sugar, it would only make sense to reach for a sugar-free snack the next time that you crave a sweet treat, right? Wrong! Although diet foods are popular amongst diabetics, those hoping to lose weight, and those avoiding sugar, artificial sweeteners can do more harm than good.
In a 2008 study published by Duke University, it confirmed that the artificial sweetener sucralose can kill beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract4. If you’re hoping to control a Candida infection, this harmful side effect couldn’t be more detrimental to your health.
Although sugar-free diet foods made with chemical sweeteners will provide the sweet taste that you’re craving, they will actually damage the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria in your gut. Even worse, artificial sweeteners will change your inner ecology by triggering inflammation in the intestines.
Once inflammation sets in, it will disrupt healthy metabolism and can contribute to obesity5.