Eliminating candida overgrowth from one’s body requires eliminating processed foods, sugar and white flour from your diet, but it is still possible to enjoy something sweet to end a meal or to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
Restricting one’s diet in such a way that there is no allowance for desserts may mean that it is easier to fall off the wagon and go back to old ways of eating. This can be detrimental to a candida condition. Instead of only depending on your will power to overcome sweet cravings, choose candida-friendly dessert recipes that are big on taste and low on candida symptom triggers.
Once you have removed the sugar-laden foods from your diet, you may find that your taste buds change and the slightly sweet desserts that would not have cut it for you in the past will be more than satisfying as you live out your new healthy candida diet lifestyle.
Sugar is out, so what is in?
While you may not be able to snack on candy bars and traditional cakes, this is actually a good thing, because this type of eating not only promotes candida overgrowth but it also causes weight gain, blood sugar spikes and mood swings. It can even lead to greater health problems such as high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.
Instead of these enemies of a healthy lifestyle, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh fruits, which will taste even sweeter when the junk is out of your diet, as well as creamy dairy products and foods sweetened with Stevia.
Unlike other artificial sweeteners that have been known to cause health problems, Stevia is a plant-derived extract that is 300 times sweeter than sugar. Thus, it only takes a little to achieve the sweetness you desire.
Below you will find a few candida dessert ideas designed to keep your body on track as you fight candida overgrowth:
For the cheesecake lover
Combine softened cream cheese with a little bit of whipped heavy whipping cream. Add Stevia and a splash of vanilla or sugar-free flavored syrups to taste. DaVinci offers a line of excellent sugar-free syrups in a variety of flavors. Chill the pudding until ready to serve.
PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE
Blend together a couple of tablespoons of sugar-free natural peanut butter, 1 cup whole milk that is sugar-free, plain yogurt, a few tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, a few ice cubes and Stevia or sugar-free flavored syrup. If you enjoy the peanut butter chocolate combination, you can blend in a couple of teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Serve immediately of freeze until slightly slushy to enjoy an ice cream like treat.
For the fruit lover
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM
Pour heavy whipping cream over frozen or fresh strawberries and sprinkle with Stevia if you prefer your fruit a little sweeter.
The combinations and possible creations are endless, so spend some time in the kitchen with candida-friendly ingredients to concoct delicious desserts you can enjoy while sticking to your candida diet. You may even have to fight off non-candida diet friends and family from eating your new desserts!
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