Breakfast is known for being the most important meal of the day, yet studies show that many people skip it due to lack of time while others reach for sugar-laden breakfast items that could more easily pass as desserts.
For people who are living with problems resulting from a candida overgrowth, breakfast can play an especially important role in starting the day right by preparing the body to cleanse itself of bacteria and reducing annoying candida symptoms. Additionally, it can be easier to stay on plan the rest of the day when you begin it with a nutritionally sound and candida-friendly breakfast.
While it is difficult to pinpoint exactly when high-sugar foods like donuts and sugar puffs became staples of many people's breakfast menus, it is easy to see the results, such as higher sugar consumption throughout the day, lower energy levels and larger waistlines. This type of eating is unhealthy for all people, and it can be very problematic for people living with candida.
No Sugary Cereal? What CAN You Eat?
Sugary cereal may be out, but there are many great foods you can incorporate to make healthy and satisfying meals-the kind of meal that fuels your body and sticks with you for hours.
Below you will find few sample breakfast meal ideas to help you learn what to eat to jump start your Candida diet each morning.
For the toast-fan try:
Sprouted Grain Bread with Nut Butter
Toast one or two slices of sprouted grain bread, containing no yeast or sugar (Ezekiel 4:9 Bread is a great option.) Spread a generous layer of sugar-free, all natural nut butter like almond, cashew or peanut butter.
For the hot cereal fan try:
Breakfast Rice Pudding
Combine cooked brown rice and milk and heat until warm on stove-top or in microwave. Top with cinnamon to taste.
For the eggs fan try:
Chop up your favorite veggies and saute them in olive oil. Then add beaten eggs and cook until firm. Top with a little cheese if desired, but avoid any moldy cheese, like blue cheese or feta.
Even if your idea of breakfast is a donut from the neighborhood coffee shop, by trying different recipes and foods you are likely to find some candida-friendly combination's that will make you feel a lot better than any pastry can. You can retrain your taste buds to enjoy natural, whole foods, and your body will thank you for it.