One common thing I see in many of my Nutritional Blood Analysis clients is fungal or yeast overgrowth. Symptoms of fungal overgrowth can greatly affect a persons life, and even lead to other issues. Some of the symptoms include: fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic sinus issues, allergies, irritability or depression, premenstrual syndrome, abdominal cramping, eczema, psoriasis, and much more.
Dietary Changes for Fungal or Yeast Overgrowth
Along with some anti-fungal herbs and supplements, I also recommend a change in diet. One of the major changes is to decrease sugar intake because fungus and yeast feed off of sugar, making the problem worse. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done especially since most people with an overgrowth will frequently crave sugars and carbs. It is important during this time to find healthy alternatives so that you do not get too discouraged. Fruit is a good substitute to have instead of other sweets. I recommend that my clients stick with berries or green apples as they have less sugars than other fruits. Keep your serving size to 1/2 cup or less per day.
A Simple Treat to Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings
Here is a super-delicious and easy dessert to make when those sugar cravings hit. And, with chocolate and red berries, it makes a perfect Valentines Day treat!
Chocolate Coconut Covered Raspberries
Author: Katie Palmer
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Berries & chocolate - a simple, sugar-free terat perfect for Valentines or anytime.
2 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Organic Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Smooth Almond or Peanut Butter
½ cup Organic Frozen Berries
3-4 drops Liquid Stevia
Heat coconut oil over stove just until melted.
Remove from heat.
Add cocoa powder, nut butter, vanilla extract, and stevia, if using.
Mix well until the sauce is smooth.
Add in ½ cup frozen berries of your choice (I love blueberries and raspberries) and mix until coated. The coconut oil will harden and make a chocolate shell on the berries.
Enjoy right away, or keep chilled until serving.