The smell of food cooking in the kitchen is something that many people find comfort and happiness in. A good meal is always a welcome respite to the toils of the day, and people have gotten used to the concept that good food needs preparation. But, the more process that food undergoes, the more of the good stuff like vitamins, minerals and trace elements are lost. So eating foods in their most natural forms may take a while to get used to but the benefits are well worth it.
It does not have to be an immediate shift from the normal diet one day to an entirely new diet the next. It would be better to make a gradual shift by adding more and more raw foods in the diet day by day. Start with a fresh green salad, because this is something that one is likely to have had before, or some low glycemic fruits as snacks.
Believe it or not, some raw foods are easier to digest than cooked foods. While you’re eating raw, might as well go for “whole” foods because as mentioned earlier, the least amount of processing that food goes through, the better it is, and if you have the option, choose organics as well.
They also contain pro-biotics that will boost your immune system by reintroducing good bacteria into it. If a person is suffering from chronic yeast infections, this may help in addressing the problem and lessen the chances of the infection from recurring.
Last but not the least, in eating raw foods, you will not be adding unhealthy cooking aids like oils and salts that if you get too much of will be really bad for your health.
Eating raw foods does not mean raiding your vegetable garden, and eating it as you go along. Raw foods need to be washed and prepared. Only heat will not be involved because this is the step that will destroy many of the trace elements. For fruits and vegetables, there are enzyme based washes that will clean them up better than plain water.
Moreover, experts say there is also a link on eating raw foods and yeast infections to the diabetics. Accordingly, having a raw food diet can cure diabetics of many infections and even the type 2-diabetics can rely on it. So what is the link there? People with diabetes are some of the people who are most likely to have Candida infections because the high sugar content in their blood is the reason why Candida flora can proliferate faster and create nasty infections in their systems.
If they can have a diet that is low on sugar but abundant with energy source then they can stay away from having yeast infections. Raw diet that is now even promoted even by some Hollywood celebrities contains almost no sugar, filled with natural supplements, and contains fibre that act as cleanser to the intestines. By raw, we do not mean eating raw meat alone but also eating raw fruits and vegetables to capture their natural essence.
More Benefits on Eating Raw
Diabetics or not, it is good to eat raw or uncooked foods most of the times because we can deprive the Candida of their nutrients that is glucose and then do proper hygiene so that we would not be easy victims of Candida yeast infections. Eating raw food can also bring back our bodies’ natural balance that is very hard when we are old, sickly and always low on immunity levels. If you are a constant sufferer of vaginal itching or thrush and always show symptoms of fungal infection with hardly finding the right treatment then your afflictions may be coming from your diet that loses its sustenance during cooking.
Switching to raw diet is always hard especially if you are not fond of eating raw or are not vegetarian. But if you cannot find the right cure for your yeast infections then encourage yourself to try shifting to raw diet bit by bit. You can start by adding raw food little by little on your daily meal plan and then on some days eat only fruits and vegetables. It will surprise you of the outcome. You will be slimmer, free of yeast infections and healthier.