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Health: Caffeine & Candida Overgrowth and the Candida Diet

Candida is actually the most common cause of fungal infections in humans.  

As such, for those with Candida Overgrowth (CO), the Candida Diet can be very useful in combating Candida.

Is caffeine bad for Candida Overgrowth?

Sadly, caffeine can be detrimental to those suffering from Candida Overgrowth for a number of reasons and, for many people, restricting caffeine intake is a sensible idea while on the Candida diet, though giving up caffeine completely is not always necessary because it depends on severity.

The main reasons why caffeine can be bad for Candida Overgrowth are:

  1. Caffeine can put pressure on the body’s immunes system

Too much caffeine impairs the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful invaders, which can result in being more susceptible to illness and infection, such as Candida.

  1. Caffeine can prevent restful sleep

Caffeine stimulates the adrenal glands and results in an increased adrenaline and cortisol, which can disrupt the feedback loop between your hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and adrenals thus impairing your body’s ability to regulate hormone levels, which can effect Candida Overgrowth.

  1. Caffeine can destabilise blood sugar levels

Scientist have found that caffeine may lower the sensitivity of cells to insulin, so that cells become less sensitive to insulin and don’t absorb as much sugar from your blood after you eat or drink. As a result, the pancreas produces more insulin and ending up with higher blood sugar levels and increases levels of adrenaline, which in turn can influence Candida Overgrowth.

Is decaffeinated coffee OK to drink for Candida Diets?

Yes, switching from caffeine to alternatives such as decaffeinated coffee or herbal tea is a good idea for those on Candida Diets and wish to tackle Candida Overgrowth.

 


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