Candida Diet Foods to Avoid

Happy Gut: Candida Diet - Foods to Avoid

Healthy Gut Update: Two Week Candida Killing Diet

This is a two part series with this post looking natural ways to avoid Candida causing foods.   The next blog will be focusing on foods to eat to help eliminate candida.

Everyone has Candida, and a significant proportion of us may have Candidiasis, or an overgrowth of Candida. Candida starts to cause trouble when there is some change in your body that allows it to overgrow.

This change could be anything from a few courses of antibiotics, a prolonged diet rich in carbohydrates and sugar, or even something as common as a lengthy period of stress at work.

Candida Albicans is an opportunistic fungus (or form of yeast) that is the cause of many undesirable symptoms ranging from fatigue and weight gain, to joint pain and abdominal bloating. More and more of our customers are looking for help, here is a gem of a solution involving simple, but effective, changes to your diet

FRUIT

Foods to Avoid:

Fresh Fruit, Dried Fruit, Canned Fruit, Fruit Juice

Notes:
    The high sugar content in fruit feeds Candida
    Fruits like melon may also contain mould
    A squeeze of lemon is OK
    After you can reintroduce low sugar fruits like apples and berries

 

AGED CHEESE

Foods to Avoid

Cheeses aged for 6 months or more

Notes
• Holistic practitioners recommend that Candida sufferers dramatically reduce their dairy intake
• Candida prevents the body from processing fat properly
• Only aged cheeses need to be eliminated completely
• A small amount of Swiss or Mozzarella cheese can be reintroduced later

 

ADDITIVES & PRESERVATIVES

Foods to Avoid

Citric Acid, Anything on the list of ingredients that you don’t know or can’t pronounce!

Notes
    Citric acid is derived from yeasts
    Chemicals can disrupt your friendly bacteria and allow the Candida yeast to flourish
    Non-organic food like meat or eggs can contain residual levels of antibiotics and steroids that were used during the farming process.
    Only eat  organic foods for the elimination period if possible.

 

ALCOHOL

Foods to Avoid

Wine, Beer, Spirits

Notes
    Alcohol is high in sugar that can feed the growth of the Candida yeast.
    Alcohol also puts stress on your organs and immune system.
    Mixing alcohol and Candida is like opening all your windows in a house fire – you don’t want to feed the problem

 

CAFFEINE / STIMULANTS

Foods to Avoid

Coffee, Tea, Energy drinks

Notes
    Caffeine, sugar and sweetener all kick-start Candida
    Taurine in energy drinks is another culprit
    Even decaf tea and coffee are to be avoided, as they contain residual levels of caffeine

 

GLUTINOUS FOODS

Foods to Avoid

Anything made with wheat, rye, oats or barley, e.g. white bread, rye bread, pasta, Spelt product

Notes
    Some Candida sufferers have high sensitivity to Glutens
    Give your immune system a break and allow it for a few weeks!

 

NUTS

Foods to Avoid

Nuts that are high in mould, e.g. peanuts

Notes
    Ingesting mould can promote a Candida outbreak
    Nuts that were cracked a long time ago, for example sliced almonds, also have time to develop mould
    If you like nuts, stick to freshly cracked or whole ones.

 

MUSHROOMS / MOULDS

Foods to Avoid

Mushrooms, Truffles

Notes
    Candida loves to feed on mould and fungi
    Leftover food can contain mould that will feed your Candida
    If you can’t buy organic fresh, keep leftovers frozen and then cook on a high heat in the oven (not the microwave)

 

CONDIMENTS

Foods to Avoid

Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Relish, Horseradish, Soy sauce, Salad dressings

Notes
    Condiments tend to be high in sugar and can exacerbate your Candida
    For an alternative salad dressing, try a simple organic olive oil and lemon juice dressing

 

SUGARS

Foods to Avoid

Sugars, Honey, Syrup, Lactose, Sucrose, Fructose, Chocolate

Notes
    Condiments tend to be high in sugar and can exacerbate your Candida
    Stay away from the soft drinks too
    Read food labels to make sure your food doesn’t contain sugar
    Sweeteners can also make your Candida worse
    Sugar-free diet coke can feed your Candida as much as a sugary soft drink

 

VINEGAR

Foods to Avoid

All vinegars, except for Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Notes
    Vinegar is made in a yeast culture, depletes the stomach of acids and can also cause inflammation in your gut
    One particular vinegar, organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, can actually be helpful in combating yeast

 

FATS AND OILS

Foods to Avoid

Peanut oil, Cottonseed oil, Corn oil, Canola oil, Soy oil, Margarine, Shortening

Notes
    Peanut, Cottonseed, Corn and Canola oil are mould contaminated
    Margarine/Shortening contain toxic trans fats

 

We offer a full five step Candida Solution so click here to find out more.

 

Click here for Part 2 - Foods to Eat

 

Note: this is recommended guidance not medical advice; please consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.

 

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