A question I get asked from time to time is Eric, can I have peanuts in my diet? I’ve got a yeast infection and I’m trying to overcome this yeast infection and I love peanut butter, I love peanuts, are these okay to eat? And why can’t I eat peanuts?
Peanuts are actually listed as one of the most allergenic of all foods. There’s actually a tendency to get an allergy against a peanut quite easily being a hyperallergenic food. The key allergenic foods with rank would be cow’s milk, peanuts, certain types of citrus like oranges and mandarins, you can get allergies toward these quite easily as well. Some people have extreme allergies to shell fish or crustaceans. There are many other foods you can get allergies against, but peanuts and cow’s milk all would rank among the highest.
If you’re trying to get on top of your yeast infection problem, then I recommend that you probably try to avoid peanuts and peanut butter as much as you can. Peanuts, actually, are not really nuts. They grow underground. They’re legumes. They’re very prone to various molds, and they produce this particular mycotoxin called aflatoxin. It’s a toxin produced by the mold that actually can live on peanuts. Aflatoxins cause a huge amount of liver cancer in many countries like China and Kenya where large amounts of peanuts are consumed. If you’re trying to get a strong immune system going and fight this Candida, you really want to avoid peanuts and peanut butter.
They’re part of my “no-go” foods in my low allergy component of my Candida Crusher diet. Do avoid peanuts whether you think you’re allergic to them or not. There could well be a link between them and lowered immune response, which is the last thing you want if you’ve got a yeast infection. You want a strong immune response. Try to avoid peanuts and peanut butter for that reason.
Hope that answers that frequently asked question. Thank you.