08 July, 2011
Yeast is a common type of infection that is due to a reduction in good bacteria in your body. Several remedies exist to treat an overabundance of yeast, also known as Candida. Prescription treatments as well as over the counter and home remedies are available. One such home remedy is though controlling your diet. Candida thrives on high-sugar and carbohydrate rich foods. Eating as little carbohydrates as possible essentially starves the yeast in your body. Eating certain types of vegetables, or juicing them, may also help you fight yeast and maintain the proper balance of bacteria your body needs to function at it's best.
According to the website, Yeast Infection Adviser, carrots carry strong anti-fungal properties. When eating raw, or juice raw, the protective enzymes are easily digested by your body. A study published in the "Journal of Microbiology" suggests that carrots inhibits the growth of fungus in the bloodstream. Juicing raw carrots is not only an ingredient to help improve your health and fight candida, but also adds a natural sweetness to your juice, which may make your juicing efforts more enjoyable.
Consuming raw garlic can be difficult because of the strong odor. Garlic mixed with other foods and vegetables, however, can enhance the flavor and become quite pleasant. Adding a clove or two to the vegetables you are juicing may make it easier to enjoy the many health benefits of garlic. Along with increasing digestive enzymes and lowering blood pressure, garlic is also considered an anti-fungal. Jay Kordich, author of "The Juiceman's Power of Juicing," says that a component of garlic called allicin may be responsible for its anti-fungal properties. Allicin is also responsible for garlic's intense smell.
Wheatgrass in another ingredient in the vegetable and herb category that is used in many holistic remedies. Wheatgrass is rich in many nutrients including calcium, iron, and vitamins A and E. It is also believed to improve immune function and work as an antifungal. Adding wheatgrass to your regular juicing routine may help balance your digestive system as well, by killing harmful bacteria that might disrupt the good bacteria in your body.
Though juicing is considered a safe way to improve your health, it is important to speak with a medical professional before adding any herb or vegetable that you don't normally consume to your juice regimen.
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