If you have Staph or MRSA, can eating fruit make your infection grow worse? The MRSA fruit question is a common one for people who want to eat more immune-boosting foods as part of their Staph or MRSA treatment program.
Many fruits contain sugar, and the Staph-sugar or MRSA-sugar connection is a big factor in overcoming recurring infections. But should fruit be added to your list of foods to avoid?
The MRSA-Fruit-Sugar Connection
While many fruits contain sugar, they also contain fiber and other natural ingredients that help reduce the sugar spike on your body. Raw fruits are also a great source of vitamins, antioxidants and other important nutrients your body needs to maintain a strong immune system.
But as with most things in life, too much of a good thing can cause problems. The secret to solving the fruit MRSA connection is moderation. It’s also important to realize that not all fruits and fruit food sources are the same.
Here are some helpful tips for maintaining a healthy Staph or MRSA fruit balance:
- Eat raw fruits. Raw fruit straight from the tree is the best way to enjoy fruit. Raw fruit contains beneficial fiber, roughage, vitamins and minerals that slow down the absorption of sugar in your body. If fresh fruit is unavailable, then frozen fruit is your next best option.
- Avoid processed fruits. Canned fruits, jellies and jams, dried fruit strips and most fruit juices are inferior sources of fruit for your diet. Fruit juices, even “natural” and organic ones, usually lack fiber, roughage and minerals and contain added sugar. Packaged and highly processed foods generally have added sugar and fewer nutrients.
- Eat fruit in moderation. As part of an overall raw, natural and immune-boosting diet, a little raw fruit is usually not a problem. Eating smaller portions of fruit is good practice in general, especially if you have an active infection.
- Choose low sugar fruits. Some fruits contain more natural sugar than others. Blackberries, raspberries and cranberries are some of the lowest in sugar. Cherries, grapes and bananas are among the highest sugar content fruits.
- Eat fruit with other foods. Eating fruit as part of a meal rich with fiber slows down the sugar spike in your body.
Fruits are an excellent part any diet to boost immune system strength. The secret is to eat fruits raw, eat them in moderation and eat them along with other healthy foods. And if you have an active infection, eating fruits sparingly is probably a good idea.
Microbiologist and Natural Health Expert