Dealing with mold in the body can be an overwhelming process. If you have had a long-term exposure to toxic molds, it is important to not only remove yourself from the exposure permanently, but to also treat the spores that may still be causing symptoms in your body. There are many different treatments and foods to consume or avoid. Today I will be exploring the anti-fungal properties found within the radish.
The radish is a spicy, crunchy root vegetable that is easy to grow at home. It is known for being one of the first vegetables to harvest in the spring and can be a delicious addition in salads, sandwiches or stir-fries. This little veggie can also deliver a powerful attack in fighting off fungus. It is recommended to consume for diets treating candida, and research is currently exploring the possibilities it offers in creating anti-fungal compounds.
How should you take Radishes for candida?
Beating a Candida overgrowth is about much more than simply taking supplements – you need to choose the right diet too. Antifungal foods can play an important role in fighting off fungal pathogens like Candida, and I’ve created a list of some of the best foods that you can use just for this purpose.
Foods like garlic, rutabaga and coconut oil are natural antifungals that you probably already know. But today I’m going to add another antifungal food to the list. Delicious in salads or stir-fries, this crunchy root vegetable packs a powerful punch when it comes to fighting off fungal pathogens. I’m talking, of course, about the humble radish.
There has been an increasing amount of research into radish as an antifungal, particularly over the last 10 years or so. This is a result of the deepening crisis in emergency wards, where fungal pathogens like Candida can have life-threatening implications for those with depleted immune systems. The universe of antifungal drugs is much smaller than that of antibiotics, so researchers are constantly looking for promising new antifungal compounds.
Some of this research has focused on a plant defensin known as RsAFP2, which is found in radishes. Defensins are simply proteins found animals and plants that have antimicrobial qualities. Plants are threatened by fungal pathogens just like we are, and the antifungals that they use to protect themselves often work for us too.
How does Radishes for Candida work?
It has also been shown that this particular antifungal protein acts to prevent Candida’s transition from its yeast form to its more virulent fungal form. This is a very useful property. When Candida morphs into its fungal form it grows hyphae which enable it to spread along your digestive tract much more rapidly. Any compound that prevents it from doing so will help to slow down the spread of a Candida overgrowth.
Separately, researchers have also managed to identify two different antifungal proteins in radish seeds. The seeds need these antifungals to protect themselves during the time before germination, and during the early part of their growth when they are particularly vulnerable to microbial infection. Research is continuing on both the antifungal protein RsAFP2 and those antifungals found in the radish seeds.