How Does Coconut Oil Kill Candida?

How Does Coconut Oil Kill Candida?

By Aglaee Jacob

Many people suffer from Candida infections without even knowing it. This yeast can overgrow in your body and cause different unpleasant symptoms that are difficult to diagnose, such as fatigue, bloating, cravings, weight gain, joint pain, acne, depression, mood swings and itchy skin. It is preferable to get a diagnosis from your doctor and follow the recommended treatment, but it is not harmful to follow a proper Candida diet and add some coconut oil to the mix to increase your chances of getting rid of Candida for good.


Candida Diet

Because Candida is yeast, it feeds on the carbohydrates and sugar in your diet, hence the intense cravings Candida sufferers may experience. For this reason, the Candida diet has the objective of depriving the yeast from its food source by eliminating grains, legumes, breads, pasta, rice, cereals, oatmeal, potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, fruits, milk, yogurt and sugar. The Candida diet emphasizes the consumption of high-fiber non-starchy veggies, protein from meat, poultry, fish and eggs, as well as healthy fats from avocado, olive oil and coconut oil.