There’s always at least one good reason that a specific food should not be eaten during a Candida treatment, and if you have a Candida overgrowth, then you probably already know that the reason usually has to do with trying to avoid foods that can feed the Candida. But there are many other reasons to avoid specific foods while on a Candida diet. One example is polyunsaturated vegetable oils. These oils can interfere with your body’s production of prostaglandins which are types of hormones. Normally an imbalance of hormones is already a problem with a Candida overgrowth, so using these oils would only be adding to the problem. In research studies, polyunsaturated vegetable oils were shown to increase the human body’s need for antioxidants and are also toxic to the liver; another reason not to use them in your diet.
Yet another reason to avoid a specific form of food is if it’s a substance which will improve the environment of the intestines in favor of the Candida; an example would be red meat and pork, both of which release ammonia when the proteins are breaking down of the body. Ammonia is naturally produced by the Candida in order to increase the chance of their survival in the intestines of humans. The same is true with alcohol; it improves the environment for the Candida’s survival and reproduction.
Just as there are reasons to avoid certain foods, there are also many reasons to include specific foods on a good Candida diet. Reasons such as obtaining as many nutrients as possible from the foods to be allowed; some of the foods should include anti-inflammatory properties, and foods that will help to heal leaky gut syndrome, to provide vitamins and minerals to heal and strengthen both the adrenal glands and the immune system; to include prebiotic foods that will feed the beneficial flora the intestines must be reestablished with beneficial bacteria if an end to your Candida symptoms is to be reached, and the foods should also provide sources of probiotics.
Foods To Eat On The Candida Diet:
|Avocados||Bok Choy||Broccoli||Brussels Sprouts2|
|Collard Greens||Cucumbers||Dandelion Greens||Eggplant|
|Garlic||Green Bell Peppers||Green Beans||Jalapenos|
|Green Sprouts||Turnip||Turnip Greens||Watercress|
|Zucchini||Lemons||Limes||100% Chicory Coffee|
|Dandelion Root Coffee||Coconut Milk||Stevia||Truvia|
|Hemp Seeds||Hemp Powder||Chia Seeds||Chia Powder|
|Organic Chicken||Fish5||Virgin coconut oil||Olive Oil|
|Sesame Seed Oil||Ghee (clarified butter)||Coconut||Condensed Coconut Cream|
|Coconut Manna||Coconut Aminos||Pure Sea Salt||Black Pepper|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||Apple Cider Vinegar Mustard||Fresh Herbs6||Homemade Kefir|
|Homemade Yogurt||Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour||Bob's Red Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal||Bob's Red Mill Rice Bran (flour)|
|Bob's Red Mill Buckwheat Products||Soba Noodles||Nettle Leaf Tea|
1. An especially good source of inulin
2. Natural Antifungal
3. Chard and Swiss Chard
4. Packed in Apple Cider Vinegar
5. Preferably MSC certified; sardines, wild salmon, herring
6. Most fresh herbs with the exception of those containing the substance ‘berberine’ such as Oregon grape, goldenseal and barberry.
Foods To Avoid On The Candida Diet:
|Sugar / Sugar Products1||Diet Sodas||Caffeinated Tea||Wheat2|
|Sodium Nitrite Meats||Non-Organic Chicken||Milk||Butter|
|Cocoa||Alcohol3||Herbal Extracts containing Alcohol||Fruit4|
|Dried Fruit||Fruit juice||Tomatoes||Nut Butters5|
|Nuts||Seeds6||Popcorn||Honey, Syrups, Molasses|
|Cooking Oils 7||Canned Foods||Potatoes||Sweet Potatoes8|
|Rice (Brown, Red and White)||Pasta (Including Whole Wheat)||Carrots||Corn|
|Summer or Yellow Squash||Spelt||Beans||Chickpeas|
|Legumes||Green Peas||Field Peas||Red Bell Peppers|
|Orange Bell Peppers||Mushrooms||Condiments9||Iodized Salt if it contains Dextrose|
|Millet||Oat Meal||Cereals10||Distilled Vinegar|
|Commercial Salad Dressings||Pickles (if distilled vinegar is used)||Large Fish / Older Fish||Shell Fish|
1. candy, cakes, sodas, cookies, ice cream, etc.
2. all wheat products including bread, flour, etc.
3. Beer, wine, liquors
4. With the exception of Avocadoes
5. peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.
6. With exception of Hemp and Chia
7. With exception of Coconut, Sesame, Ghee, Olive
8. Can be eaten at last stage of the diet
9. regular mustard, catsup, mayonnaise, etc.
10. wheat, whole wheat, rice, regular oat, and corn cereals
Always check your labels if you’re not purchasing fresh products such as vegetables. Hidden dangers abound in the food industry. A good rule of thumb is, if you can’t pronounce the name of any ingredient, leave it alone.
Also watch for any hidden forms of sugar which include Dextrose, maltose, galactose, and turbinado.
The fewer the amount of chemicals and food additives you ingest from your foods, regardless of the type of diet you eat, the better your health will be.
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