I don't want to use maple syrup on the cereal instead because that is just more sugar. I also already put raisins in the cereal to make it taste better and I know those have sugar also.
|Your cereal may also be feeding the yeast.|
|Stevia: Stevia is native to South America where it was used by indiginous peoples in tea and as a contraceptive. Steviosides and rebaudiosides are the natural compounds in stevia that lend it a sweet taste (many hundred times sweeter than sugar) but without the calories. As a non-caloric sweetener, it presents and excellent alternative to chemically manufactured artificial sweeteners like sucralose and others.
Take care to purchase only the green stevia which is the least processed form available on the market. Green stevia is simply the stevia herb, dried and powdered. White stevia and liquid stevia are a result of processing which concentrates the steviosides and rebaudiosides and it is a new, modern process. Native peoples didn’t sweeten their teas with liquid stevia, so be wary. Further, it was traditionally used as a contraceptive–a medical use that some studies back up and others do not. So women who are trying to conceive should be aware of this factor prior to using it.
If you choose to use stevia, use green stevia which is an excellent accompaniment to tea and herbal tisanes. Other culinary uses for unprocessed, green stevia can prove challenging
I didn't realize there were any possible issues with consuming stevia during pregnancy and I consumed it my entire 2nd pregnancy.
Have you tried eating hot cereal savory instead of sweet? http://www.healthygreenkitchen.com/oatmeal-with-figs-pine-nuts-and-feta.html
I haven't tried that recipes yet but I've had savory millet (which I typically only fix for a breakfast cereal).
Do you drink kefir? It'll help a lot with the yeast issues, especially if you get kefir grains and brew your own. Much better than a probiotic supplement, you'll be getting 32+ strains of beneficial bacteria. Coconut is also good for candida...you could try coconut oil....and both of these things might also help with the constipation.