Yes, in most cases, you can eat popcorn while doing a Candida cleanse, particularly if it’s a non-GMO organic popcorn.
I caution you about microwave popcorn. I think eating that kind of popcorn is a terrible idea. The flavoring in those packages are made of bad fats – I don’t trust those products.
You’re better off using plain, organic popcorn as I use myself. A particularly lovely oil to use with popcorn is sunflower oil. Get a non-genetically modified, organic sunflower oil. I usually buy Japanese brands. The Japanese brands offer a very light, thin, organic sunflower oil that is beautiful with popcorn. I add a tiny bit of sea salt on top. I experimented the other day with popcorn with a small bit of ghee on it, and I quite like the ghee flavor. Popcorn with clarified butter and salt is quite nice.
Remember not to eat too much popcorn. If you eat a lot of popcorn and there’s too much salt and oil, you’ll get a bowel problem the following day.
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If you’ve got a lot of issues with certain types of bacteria (e.g., Klebsiella) in your gut, popcorn can cause bloating and gas. In that’s the case, back off and avoid popcorn until your digestive health has improved.
If you notice any side effects after eating popcorn, like diarrhea or skin rashes the following day, you may be sensitive or even allergic to corn. If you develop a digestive problem, a skin problem, or another new symptom after eating popcorn, stop the popcorn to see if there’s a link.
I think I’ve only seen popcorn allergies maybe half a dozen times in all the years I’ve worked. It’s not a common occurrence. Still, corn allergies do exist. I’ve seen quite a few of them in my American patients, although not so many in other countries. I think that in countries where people eat a lot more corn than average, the potential for allergies is quite high.
If you are going to eat popcorn, watch your teeth. It’s easy to break or crack your teeth if you chew on unpopped or partially popped corn.