Happy Gut: Candida Diet - Part 2:  Foods to EAT

Happy Gut: Candida Diet - Part 2: Foods to EAT

This is part two of The Candida Diet Series, if you missed it, you can read Part 1 Here - Foods to Avoid.

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.  This is part II of the blog; Foods to eat.

 

 

Organic Vegetables:

Asparagus, Avocado, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard greens, Cucumber, Aubergine, Garlic (raw), Kale, Leeks, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Radish, Seaweed, Spaghetti squash, Spinach, Summer squash, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnip, Courgette.

Notes:
* Vegetables starve the Candida of the sugar and mould diet that feed it and they also absorb fungal poisons and carry them out of your body.
* Avoid starchy vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, all squash except Courgette, beets, peas, parsnips and all beans except green beans
* You should buy your vegetables fresh and eat them raw, steam or grill them. Add a little garlic and onions for flavour as they are especially helpful with Candida.

 

Live Yogurt Cultures:

 Organic Plain Yogurt Probiotics.

 Notes:

* Live yogurt cultures (or probiotics) help your gut to repopulate itself with good bacteria
* The live bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and restore balance to your system
* Good bacteria will also produce antifungal enzymes that can help you fight Candida.

 

Proteins:

Beef, Chicken, Fish, Eggs

Notes:
* Proteins almost completely free of sugars and mould, so they fill you up while restricting the Candida
* Eat fresh and organic meat if possible – processed meat like lunch meat, bacon and spam, is loaded with dextrose nitrates, sulphates and sugars
* Smoked or vacuum packed meats are also best avoided

 

Nuts and Seeds:

 Nuts and seeds that don’t contain high mould content.

Notes:
* Nuts are a high protein food that starves Candida and restricts its growth
* Avoid peanuts and pistachios as they tend to have higher mould content

 

Herbs and Spices:

Basil,  Black Pepper,  Cayenne,  Cilantro,  Cinnamon,  Cloves,  Cumin,  Curry, Dill,  Garlic,  Ginger,  Nutmeg,  Oregano,  Paprika,  Rosemary,  Tarragon,  Thyme,  Turmeric.

Notes:
* Contain antioxidants and anti-fungal properties
* Increase circulation and reduce inflammation
* Improve digestion and alleviate constipation

 

Organic Oils:

Virgin Coconut Oil,  Olive Oil,  Sesame Oil,  Pumpkin seed oil,  Macadamia Oil,  Almond Oil,  Flax Oil,  Safflower,  Sunflower,  Coconut oil,  Coconut butter,  Ghee,  Organic butter.

Notes:
* Use cold pressed organic oils
* Heating or boiling destroys many of the oils’ nutrients

 

Seasoning: 

Black Pepper, Salt, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice.

 

Herbal Teas:

Cinnamon Tea,  Clove Tea,  Chamomile Tea,  Pau D’arco Tea,  Peppermint Tea,  Ginger Tea,  Liquorice Tea,  Lemongrass Tea,  Green Tea.

Notes:
* All of these herbal teas have antifungal properties
* If you’re missing your morning coffee, try Green Tea instead

 

 

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

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