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Getting Anti-Fungal Benefits From Food

Anti-fungal Foods
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The Kaufmann Diet is first and foremost an anti-fungal diet; its goal is to starve pathogenic yeasts and fungi inside the body. Consuming foods that are naturally anti-fungal will only help support this diet.  No food is included in The Kaufmann Diet if it is:

1. At high risk for being contaminated with mycotoxins

2. Or would feed an underlying fungal infection, i.e., foods high in sugar or starchy carbohydrates. 

Often people think about anti-fungal benefits coming from supplements, and many anti-fungal supplements are included and encourage on The Kaufmann Diet. That said, some foods are particularly adept at fighting yeasts and fungi and posses special nutrients that allow them to be considered potently anti-fungal. So these are strongly encouraged in the diet, as well. After all, as Hippocrates, the father of medicine once said, “We should let our food be medicine, and medicine be our food!”

Cook with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is high in caprylic acid, one of the more potent, natural anti-fungals around. Coconut oil is good for high heat cooking, but it can also be eaten raw and used topically. Look for cold pressed, extra-virgin varieties. 

Snack On Carrots

Carrots are rich in nutrition, but it is the potent anti-fungal, falcarinol which is known to annihilate fungus. Carrots are a great snack on the Kaufmann Diet. They are filling, portable, and they are a great substitute for chips as a delivery method for fresh salsa or guacamole. Carrot juice is also encourage on The Kaufmann Diet. 

Lots Of Garlic 

Garlic is considered a medicine by many societies for its myriad of health benefits, and there is no exception when it comes to fighting yeast; garlic is potently anti-fungal and has the added benefit of being delicious. Raw garlic is best if you can tolerate it, but it is certainly fine to cook it too. 

Ginger In Your Juice

Like garlic, ginger has many anti-fungal properties and is a great remedy for upset stomachs, as well. You can add ginger to whatever you like, but it is perfect added into your juicer with carrots an other Kaufmann Diet-approved fruits and vegetables.

Lots Of Spices 

Spices like cloves, cinnamon, and turmeric offer more than just warm, holiday flavors. These are known to be packed with anti-fungal nutrients that have been shown to be just as effective as many medicines at killing certain species of fungi. 

Dress Your Salad

While many dressings are high in unhealthy fats, and sugar, you can create a simple, potently anti-fungal salad dressing by combining olive oil + apple cider vinegar. Olive oil is rich in anti-fungal compounds like oleuropein, and apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, a potent fungus fighter. 

Add In Some Onions

Similar to garlic and ginger with whom they share the same family, onions have some potent anti-fungal properties. Raw is best, but of course cooking them is fine as well. 

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