Basic Candida Diet Guidelines will enable you to create your own healthy meals at home and still get rid of a candida yeast infection naturally and avoid recurring flare ups.
The main principle to keep in mind with an anti-candida diet is that you are trying to starve the yeast fungus. This means eating no foods which feed yeast directly, or encourage yeast by being yeasty, mouldy or fermented in their own right.
Avoid all SUGAR, fructose, and artificial sweeteners (never use aspartame)
Sweetening agents such as maple syrup, molasses, honey and malt syrup
Sugar-containing foods such as biscuits, cakes, confectionery, ice cream, pastries, sugared breakfast cereals, soft drinks, fruit and fruit juices
White flour products, including white bread, crackers, pizza and pasta
Bread and other yeast-raised items
Alcoholic drinks, particularly beer and wine
Gravy mixes (most contain brewer’s yeast)
Vinegar and vinegar-containing foods, such as tomato sauce (also has sugar), mustard, mayonnaise and all bought salad dressings
Pickles, miso, tempeh and soy sauce (all fermented)
All cheeses – all of them!
Peanuts and nuts of any description
Mushrooms, dried fruit, packaged foods and soups
You can make your own dressings, soups, etc., if they are free of these ingredients mentioned.
Remember: Individuals who have a candida problem are inherently sensitive to WHEAT and DAIRY products. Avoid these foods for at least a month or two, and once the problem is solved, you may be able to reintroduce them.
Wheat is found in:
Breads (beware of some "rye" bread – it may have wheat too);
Wheat based crackers, biscuits, pizza, cake, cookies
Wheat-based breakfast cereals, pastries, anything containing wheat flour as in soups and sauces;
Breaded and battered foods
Avoid Dairy! With the exception of real butter, you should have NO margarine, but you CAN have butter, and CAN have a little really pure Bulgarian yogurt with live culture – although I’d be inclined to say don’t have yogurt for the first month. Soya milk and coconut milk make good alternatives to cow’s milk.
Don't eat any fruit for one month. When you do start to add fruit back into your diet, start with grapefruit, berries, and figs. Do not eat dried fruit!
I know it seems like with the Candida Diet Guidelines we've eliminated everything, but there really are still a lot of yummy foods that you can enjoy. When you feel tempted to "cheat," just remember how fantastic you are going to feel when you are not suffering from candida related complex symptoms!
Beef, chicken, eggs, duck, fish, lamb, tofu, turkey (get organic, free range – it’s a must) artichoke (particularly good!), asparagus, aubergine, avocado, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumber, green beans, kale, leek, lettuce, onions, garlic (eat lots and lots!), spinach, tomato and watercress, extra-virgin olive oil
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, black beans, kidney beans, lentils, split peas, butternut, quinoa, barley, rye crackers, brown rice, wild rice, rice cakes (BROWN rice cakes), corn, millet, buckwheat (not wheat–related to rhubarb), polenta, oats
Well, let's sum it up. If you keep these basic principles in mind, you will be able to get on top of your candida yeast infection.
If you will follow these Candida diet guidelines and take some Candida probiotics and candida cure supplements you should have no trouble getting your immune system built up and back in control of your body.
To your good health!
Special Thanks to Clinical Nutritionist, Sally-Ann Creed for sharing some of these Candida Diet Guidelines with us.
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