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Tips For Cooking Catfish

southern fried catfish 2How to Prepare Catfish

The advice for handling raw catfish is the same as for handling any raw meat or fish, in that you should keep cooked fish separate from raw fish and wash any cutting boards, knives and your hands with hot, soapy water after handling raw catfish.

If you are making a marinated catfish recipe, you should marinate it in the refrigerator and discard the marinade afterwards because it will contain raw fish juices in which bacteria can grow and multiply. If you are going to use the marinade to baste the fish while it is cooking you should remove some of it before adding the raw fish and keep the basting marinade separate.

6 Foods That Candidiasis Patients Must Have

103_1579Candida albicans is harmful yeast present in the digestive or rather gastrointestinal tract of human body. Overgrowth of this yeast or fungus results in skin and mouth infection. It is also a parasitic fungus which affects the intestines and causes various stomach disorders as well as genital infections in women. This fungi breed in the stomach only if the suitable conditions prevail. Cutting down the intake of carbohydrates, sugar and fat foods can reduce the rate of multiplication of these micro-organisms. A change in diet will definitely bring down the level of toxicity in which these yeasts thrive on. Some of the common food items that you can get at your nearest grocery outlet and slot in to your daily meals have been mentioned below. Take a look.


Seaweed is a heavily loaded nutrient based food with rich iodine contents. Since most Candida affected patients show signs of hypothyroidism, it acts a healing food for diminishing the symptoms. It cleanses the digestive tract of toxic pollutants and heavy metals. Kelp extracts are found to be the ones with high concentrations of iodine but eating different types of seaweed will help your body fight against the micro-organism.

Coconut Oil

Cheap and heat stable, coconut oil is ideal for cooking purposes. It is a potential antifungal containing both Lauric acid and Caprylic acid which not only prevent Candida overgrowth but simultaneously strengthen the immune system. Moreover you need not worry about preserving this oil as it has a longer shelf life. Taking 2 to 3 tablespoons per day as a regular part of the diet will show good improvement.


Garlic is a potential Candida killer with multiple antifungal properties while being beneficial for the growth and preservation of probiotics or rather good bacteria inside the intestinal tract. It stimulates the liver and colon and thus detoxifies the body completely. If you like garlic you can use it frequently for flavoring your dishes or crush two to three cloves of raw garlic and drink it with water as an anti-Candidiasis tonic. Taking it with coconut oil provides you with added benefits and reduces the risks of stomach burn.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper helps digest food and diminishes the constipation problems by cleansing the bowel of Candida and other toxic substances. It also speeds up metabolism and circulation thereby reducing fatigue, a common symptom of Candidiasis. You can use this pepper to spice up certain food items.

Olive Oil

Olive is an antifungal food dietary ingredient which boosts the immune system against Candida. A plant extract named Oleuropein has matchless antifungal properties fatal to the survival of Candida inside the digestive tract. It also reduces the blood sugar level and high sugar content in the blood supports yeast overgrowth. Use of olive oil for cooking and frying will also reduce the amount of fat intake.

Lemons and Lime

Lemons and lime add a different flavor to your food as well as are great for seasoning. They increase the peristaltic action of the colon and thus improve digestion to a great extent.

Charles D Funkel takes great interest in studying the functions of enzymes on the various functions of the body.

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