As many of you know, I don’t follow a keto diet. I’m actually much more whole-foods plant-based (plus the occasional unprocessed meat), but in my efforts to get my Candida in check, I’ve been eating a lot of chicken and coconut oil over the last few weeks.
Just like in the keto diet, my mouth has gotten very dry (and I’m eating more carbs than are allowed for ketosis!)
Keto Dry mouth happens because carbs store water in the body, and for Keto (and other reasons, like me), carbs are cut drastically and suddenly. Then you’re body can’t hold nearly as much water.
Instinctively, I knew that fruits and veggies held more water than meat or oil, but I was confused about why my mouth was so dry until I saw the science written down.
I think I’ve kicked my Candida problem (at least for the most part, although I’m still probably pre-disposed to it). I think I’m going to keep chicken in my diet, but I’m going back to whole foods. I can’t stand this dry mouth.