Welcome to a Yeast Free Diet Explained
Yeast is a fungus that feeds on sugar and naturally occurs within our body. When the yeast grows to a level in excess of what we need (or can tolerate) we need a yeast free diet (explained here). We will most likely experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- gas and bloating
- mood changes
- sugar cravings
- ulcers in the mouth
- coated tongue
- headaches and itching
There are certain dietary restrictions which focus on getting the person affected back to optimal health and overall well being. Incorporating a diet containing no yeast would mean eliminating most confectionery foods:
- commercially manufactured gravies and sauces.
Other liquids and foods to avoid as well include:
- Vinegar and foods that contain vinegar such as mayonnaise, salad dressing and pickled items
- Cider, wine, beer and alcohol
- Fermented foods like sauerkraut
- Moldy foods such as cheese, dried, smoked or pickled meats, soy sauce, canned tomatoes, cured bacon and mushrooms
- Certain nuts like peanuts and pistachios
- Sugar (especially processed sugar). These include but are not limited to: chocolate, honey, maple syrup, soda, high fructose corn syrup as well as fruits high in sugar such as grapes, citrus fruits and dried fruits
After following the yeast free diet for a minimum of at least three to six weeks, a huge amount of yeast will die within your system. You will feel and look much healthier as your body slowly adjusts to this new diet. What will happen as the toxins
are flushed from your system will be a much greater amount of energy reserves, both short and long term. However, during the initial first couple of weeks on the diet your body will be eliminating many yeast toxins into the intestinal and vaginal tracts and this may cause flu-like fatigue, weakness and irritability. These reactions will, however quickly dissipate.
So that you can maintain optimal health and prevent a yeast infection or any other yeast related problems from reoccurring in your body, you need to avoid all yeast and sugar as well as all dairy for the whole time you are on the diet. After five or six weeks you can slowly add small amounts of the eliminated foods back into your diet (one food at a time). Pay close attention to your body as you introduce each food to see if that food causes any problems in your system. This way you will be aware if you should continue to avoid this particular food. In the majority of cases, those who are yeast intolerant will learn how to limit the amount of yeast they eat. They will learn their body’s symptoms and know which foods they need to avoid for a certain period of time. Hopefully we have been helpful in this article on a yeast free diet explained.
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