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What can I drink if I have Candida?

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I feel like water is the only thing I can drink on the Candida diet? What can I drink if I have Candida?
asked Aug 10, 2013 in Diet by Amber

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I hate to say it, but there’s not a whole lot you can drink on the Candida diet – not that you can easily grab from the fridge at the grocery store, anyway.

First of all, you can drink water and you should drink plenty of it. You’ll need to stay hydrated and water will help your body to process and flush all of the toxins created by the Candida itself and by the process of killing it off. If you aren’t a huge fan of plain water, lemon and lime juice are completely acceptable on the Candida diet plan and you can add some of that juice to your water for extra flavor.

Herbal teas that do not contain caffeine are great, too. By this I do not mean you can go out and buy the “decaffeinated” version of your favorite regular tea. Decaf varieties aren’t truly caffeine free, despite being a lot lower in caffeine content. I mean true herbal teas like chamomile, peppermint, dandelion, and even ginger. Experiment with different flavors and you’re bound to find something you find soothing. Cross-reference the medicinal uses of the herbs and you may just find you’re doing a bit extra to support your anti-Candida efforts. Ginger, for example, is great for the health of your stomach while chamomile has been known to promote relaxation.

Fresh vegetable juice is another great option. You can get a relatively inexpensive juicer if you don’t already have one (you don’t need the really expensive varieties) and make a blend with your favorite Candida diet friendly veggies. This will help you to add additional fiber to your diet while ensuring you get the nutrients you need.

If you want something a little heartier, try kefir. This is a fantastic probiotic drink that is actually encouraged on this type of diet. You’ll need to either buy an organic variety or make your own, but making your own is actually very easy if you buy a grain kit online.

No matter what you drink, avoid adding sugar or artificial sweeteners, as these will feed your existing overgrowth. As always, check with a doctor or naturopath if you’re not sure what to do!

answered Aug 11, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)
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