Has your doctor or health care practitioner recommended you go on a Candida Yeast Diet?
Even though you may be taking certain herbal remedies to rid yourself of this uncomfortable condition called Candida or Yeast, in order to be completely successful it is best to stop eating certain foods.
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This Candida Yeast Diet seems unduly strict but if you keep the end goal in site, it will be much easier.
This is an easy diet to follow, once you have made up your mind to do it.
chicken and some fish would be an excellent source of protein. Avoid
red meats, pork, deli meats and sea foods, especially shellfish and
lobster. If small amounts of red meat are desired, be sure it is raised without the use of growth hormones and antibiotics.
Stevia, pure stevioside and pure stevia leaf powder are not sugars. Actually, they are not artificial sweeteners either. They are plants and carbohydrate free. Stevia does not encourage yeast growth so you can use it when on a Candida Yeast Diet.
Now I will be a bit of a tease, I'm going to tell you about my favorite sugar, coconut sugar and all it's health benefits, but you can't have it while you are on a Candida Yeast Diet.
If you are choosing to be vegetarian, eggs are an excellent replacement for eating meat. Choose only organic. It’s important to eliminate as many food additives as possible.
If you choose to have butter occasionally then clarifying the butter eliminates the milk sugars that can be harmful for a candida condition.
Goats milk, goats milk cheese, and goat’s milk yogurt, soya milk, brown rice milk are excellent choices. I recently had sheep yogurt. It is absolutely delicious!
Avoid cows milk, cream, yogurt and cheese
I suggest limiting the number of different grains that you include in your candida control diet. Millet, cornmeal and quinoa are excellent to use as a breakfast cereal.
There are some gluten free products available in your neighborhood health store and also in some supermarkets. Gluten free breads are sometimes easier on the digestive system.
Quinoa is an excellent gluten free grain and tasty too. It is often referred to as an ancient grain.
Avoid all commercial breads and flour
Lentils, soy beans, adzuki beans and white navy beans are another source of protein.
Eating plenty of vegetables daily. Raw or slightly steamed is an excellent and easy way to have as many veggies as you like.
Different colored veggies provide different vitamins and minerals. Mushrooms are not included in this candida yeast diet, as they are a fungus. There is information about some edible mushrooms on another page.
Head lettuce or iceberg lettuce is a poor source of vitamins and has been sprayed with chemicals frequently.
you ever hear the term 'super foods' being used and wonder what it
means? One of these super foods that most people have never heard of is
These foods need to be eaten every day and replace the harmful high fat, low nutrient foods.
Nuts and Seeds
Only fresh nuts and seeds, unroasted and raw (raw cashews, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.) and their products - almond butter, cashew butter, tahini butter.
Flaxseeds have many health benefits.
There are other sources of dietary fiber too.
Peanuts and pistachios are not permitted on this anti-candida diet as each harbors a type of fungus or parasite.
Enjoying fruits in moderation.
There are some fruits that you should avoid. These are grapes, oranges and grapefruits. Lemons are OK when you are on a Yeast Diet.
Lemons add freshness and zest and because of the low sugar content. They are alkalizing for the body.
Melons and skins of fruit and vegetables accumulate mold during growth. It is important to scrub the skins and wash in a bath of Liquid Chlorophyl and water, or a few drops of Silver Guard or Nature’s Fresh. More about these products later on.
It is best not to drink liquids with your meals if you are wanting better digestion.
Enjoying a blender shake of veggies would be another way to get more vitamins and minerals into your system. Greenzone is an easier way to get all the veggies you need.
Avoid coffee, tea, sodas, diet soda and alcoholic beverages. Even decaffeinated coffee and tea should be restricted as mold collects on the beans and the leaves during the drying process.
Yerba Mate tea does have caffeine but has many other health benefits that you can enjoy while on a Candida Yeast Diet.
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum)
Black pepper (sparingly)
Garlic, onion and ginger are all naturally antifungal and antiparasitic.
“Quik Sip” or Braggs
Avoid all other commercial condiments and sauces including vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar is alkaline balanced not like other vinegars, so it is OK.
All whole grain pastas such as soya, rice, corn, durum semolina, and quinoa.
Freshly popped popcorn, Corn Chips and Rice Cakes
Some people ask about eating Chocolate while on a Candida Yeast Diet. I say NO.
Remember this Candida Control Diet may not be a short-term affair. It may take several months in order to see your symptoms disappear.
I lived with this special eating regime for many years and eventually found it quite easy and preferred it. I used to refer to it as my wheat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free diet. Can you believe it, I went fruit-free, while living on Maui, where all those beautiful pineapples are grown!
When I eventually and gradually went back to eating, what I referred to as ‘normal’, my energy level was not as good. I eventually started feeling quite lethargic and digestive problems started up. I gained weight too.
I will make a list of Problem Foods and which foods you could easily replace them with.
Staying on a healthy eating regime will keep your liver working at it's optimum.
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