The Ideal Diet for a Chlamydia Patient

diet for chlamydia patients

Story at-a-glance -

  • Healthy food choices are essential if you’re diagnosed with chlamydia
  • Your main goal is to eat as much real food as possible

Healthy food choices are essential if you're diagnosed with chlamydia. Your main goal is to eat as much real food as possible. Start with high amounts of organic fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens such as kale,1 alfalfa sprouts, chlorella and wheat and barley grass.

These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that aid in detoxification and blood purification.2,3 Don't forget to add moderate amounts of high-quality, grass-fed protein as well. Unlike conventional meats from animals in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), grass-fed meats come from animals that are allowed to roam on pasture and eat a natural pasture diet. Grass-fed animals are also kept in suitable living conditions that significantly lowered their risk for bacterial contamination, unlike CAFO animals.

Grass-fed meats have a healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, plus higher amounts of:

  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin E
  • Beta-carotene
  • Magnesium, calcium, and potassium

Just make sure to keep your consumption of red meat in moderation if you have chlamydia.4 Chlamydia patients are recommended to lessen their intake of saturated fat, which red meat happens to be abundant in.5 But this doesn't mean that you should remove it from your daily diet, as saturated fat is actually good for you, despite it being vilified for a long time

Saturated Fats Are Good for You

Apart from preventing you from becoming fat and increasing cholesterol levels, saturated fat supplies nutrients that your body and brain need for better health. It can boost heart health, control your appetite, help in weight maintenance and enhance insulin sensitivity. Some of the best food sources of saturated fat, and even other nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, include:6,7

Avocados

Dark chocolate

Olives and olive oil

Coconut oil

Fish, particularly sardines, wild-caught Alaskan, and/or sockeye salmon 

Raw, grass-fed butter (make sure to consume in moderation)8

Probiotic-Rich Foods Are Ideal for Chlamydia Patients

Add probiotic-rich foods to your diet as well. Antibiotics are the conventional treatment protocol for this infection, and while they're prescribed to help you heal from the disease, they end up destroying beneficial bacteria in your gut. This can lead to negative impacts in your immune system and metabolism, so you need to replenish these good bacteria ASAP. Here are some probiotic-rich foods you should consider:

Yogurt9 made with raw, grass-fed cows' milk

Lassi (an Indian yogurt drink)

Tempeh

Kefir (fermented, raw organic milk)

Natto (fermented soy)

Fermented vegetables such as kimchi and sauerkraut

Add Alkaline-Rich Food to Your Diet

Increasing your intake of alkaline-forming and fiber-rich foods such as beans, seeds (pumpkin and/or sunflower) and raw organic nuts (macadamia nuts, pecans, Brazil nuts and/or almonds) is great if you have chlamydia.10 These foods help restore the balance in your body's pH levels and may even assist in combating acids that cause inflammation and other chronic conditions.11

Meanwhile, fiber leads to better overall health and longevity, enriches and nourishes the beneficial bacteria in your body and improves immune system function.

Choose Your Drinks Wisely

On the other hand, if you or someone you know is diagnosed with chlamydia, make sure to refrain from drinking alcohol.12 Too much alcohol is linked with massive disruptions in your gut microbiome, where your body's good bacteria reside. This is just one of the negative health effects of alcohol, as excessive alcohol consumption also results in:

  • Slower communication of brain cells in your central nervous system
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Alcohol-related deaths
  • Extensive liver damage and fatty liver disease

You should also reduce your intake of caffeinated drinks such as soda. There is one exception that you can make and that's organic black coffee — without any sugar, non-dairy creamer, cream or other flavorings. Studies have shown that drinking two to four cups of black coffee a day helps lessen the risk of cancer recurrence or death among people with stage 3 colon cancer. The polyphenols present in coffee may have played a role since it was shown that they have anti-cancer properties. 

These polyphenols, along with hydrocinnamic acid, are known to have antioxidant properties, helping your cells fight free radicals in your body. Other research also show that people who drink black coffee:

  • Are less likely to have calcium deposits in their arteries
  • May reduce their risk for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease
  • May improve their brain health
  • May lower their risk for death

Throw Out All Traces of Processed Food

Processed foods are a big no-no as well, since they contain harmful ingredients such as sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, refined carbohydrates and other artificial ingredients. Not only can these types of food enable you to overeat, but they're also low in nutrients and can prompt obesity and higher risks of stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

MORE ABOUT CHLAMYDIA

Chlamydia: Introduction

Chlamydia Types

Chlamydia Symptoms

Chlamydia Causes

Chlamydia Treatment

Chlamydia Prevention

Chlamydia Diet

Chlamydia FAQ


< Previous

Chlamydia Prevention

Next >

Chlamydia FAQ

Post your comment
Click Here and be the first to comment on this article