Some vegetables may inhibit the growth of Candida: Peppers, Celery, Radish, Eggplant, Asparagus, Spinach, Zucchini, Okra, Tomatoes, Avocado. Organic is always best if you can find it.
- Avoid starchy vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn.
- Avoid all squash except zucchini.
- Avoid beets, peas, parsnips.
- Avoid all beans (except kidney, lima, red and green beans.) They contain high sugar and can contribute to Candida overgrowth.
Buy your vegetables fresh as possible (do you have a farmers market nearby?) and eat them lightly steamed, raw or grilled. Season with organic butter or coconut oil and a little salt/pepper. Not only do vegetables starve the Candida of its sugar and mold diet, but they also absorb fungal poisons and carry them out of your body — not to mention the high-quality minerals and vitamins they provide.
Live yogurt cultures (or probiotics) are a class of supplements that help your gut repopulate itself with good bacteria. The live bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and help to restore balance to your system. Good bacteria produce antifungal enzymes that can help you fight Candida.
Protein foods like organic beef, chicken, fish and eggs are all good for you anyway, but they are extra valuable in an Anti-Candida Diet. Almost entirely free of sugars and mold, they fill you up while restricting Candida’s appetite and growth. Try to eat fresh and organic meat if possible. Toxins concentrate in nonorganically fed animals. Processed meat, like lunch meat, bacon, and spam, is loaded with dextrose nitrates, sulfates, and sugars that are not healthy.
Another high protein option that starves Candida and restricts its growth are Organic Nuts and Seeds. If you have time, consider soaking nuts in salt water to remove any mold on the outside and help them to come to life. Then roast them.
If you like toast in the morning, try millet bread instead of your usual brand. Organic Brown Rice and also, Wild rice are OK for a Candida Diet, For cereal at breakfast, try a no sugar variety of Oatmeal or Rice.
Common Sense About The Candida Diet
There is a lot of information online about the candida diet. How you must go on a strict diet to beat candida. You can spend money on ebooks promoting the Diet as the primary means of defeating candida. Or buy products advertised as not needing the diet to work. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
Unfortunately, doing the diet is never going to eliminate candida overgrowth. Candida can live without eating carbs; they can eat protein and other nutrients. Their spores are waiting for the right opportunity to bloom. If you are trying to deal with candida primarily with the diet, or the diet and just the typical herbs and anti-candida formulas, it just doesn’t work.
Candida remains in your system — and when you get off the diet, back it regrows.
Unfortunately, either being on the Diet is essential, or using Pentose Phosphate Pathway Elixir, if you want to bring your candida overgrowth under control with any speed at all. It makes no sense to fight candida, while at the same time feeding your candida its favorite fast foods for accelerated growth.
Common sense about the candida diet falls somewhere in between extreme diet recommendations where you exist on meat and green vegetables, and that’s about all — and the folks who say you don’t need to diet at all.
If you are taking a supplement that is effective at reducing candida overgrowth, like CandXpel, that also works on candida spores and the candida that are hiding out in parts of your body that have little or no circulation, then you can stick to a few diet basics. Or you can take Pentose Phosphate Pathway Elixir so that you can eat more carbs. These basic are:
- Stay away from all types of sugars and also refined carbohydrates. Candida eats sugars and these provide just what they love.
- All grains break down fairly quickly into sugars. Flour breaks down faster than whole grains like rice. So try to stick to whole cooked grains when eating grains, or at least a low glycemic bread like Ezekiel bread.
- The best fruits to eat are sour fruits like grapefruit, sour tangerines, lemons, and also berries.
- If a food sets off flare-ups, stay away from it.
- Stay away from food you are allergic to.
Our guidelines for a Candida diet
Avoid Refined foods that break down quickly and provide the Candida with food:
- Beer, wine, and all other forms of alcohol
- White flour products (Breads, rolls, pretzels, pastries, cookies, sweet rolls)
- High sugar condiments such as salad dressings, pickles, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise
- Honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, agave
- Fruit juices (canned, bottled, or frozen)
- Dried fruits
- All processed sugar
- Anything containing high-fructose corn syrup
- High glycemic index foods
Or use the Pentose Phosphate Pathway Elixir so that the candida in you can’t metabolize these sugars.
What foods can you eat in a Candida diet?
- All fresh vegetables — a large variety, raw or lightly steamed is best; be sure to include dark green leafy vegetables.
- Fresh protein at every meal, including beef, chicken, fish, turkey, eggs, and shellfish. Organic is best, but fresh is essential.
- Complex carbohydrates, including grains (rice, buckwheat, barley, millet, couscous), whole grain oatmeal, beans (kidney, lima, red beans, and green beans), and certain types of pasta (whole wheat, spelt, corn, rice). Be careful not to get too many carbs — 15 grams per meal maximum.
- Nuts and Seeds
- Unrefined olive, sesame, coconut oils
- Beverages such as mineral or spring water, rice milk, and unsweetened nut milk. Limited quantities of fruit (three daily), unless you see a reaction, then limit to twice weekly. Avoid grapes, raisins, dates, prunes and figs.
If you notice an adverse reaction to certain foods, remove them from your diet for 4–6 months. If you know you’re upset by something but aren’t sure what it is, there’s a way to isolate your food sensitivities: don’t eat the same foods every day. Instead, rotate what you eat over a 4–5-day cycle. (Remember, it can take up to 72 hours for the adverse food reaction to appear.) By process of elimination, over time you’ll identify the foods you’re sensitive to. It might help to keep a diary of what you eat at each meal, how you feel, and your bowel movements.