So what’s left after you take cheese, alcohol, chocolate and various other foods from your diet? The good news is that the Foods To Eat list also contains some delicious items. There are lots of tasty sources of proteins, fats and non-starchy carbohydrates that you can use to prepare your meals. And there really is no limit to how you can use herbs, spices and other flavorings to make them even more delicious.
The table below contains some of the foods you can eat during your Candida diet. If you need a more comprehensive list, my Ultimate Candida Diet program contains a longer and more comprehensive list.
Foods To Eat
|CATEGORY||FOODS TO EAT||NOTES|
|Eating non-starchy vegetables starves the Candida of the sugar that feeds it. You should buy your vegetables fresh and eat them raw, steamed or grilled.
Avoid starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, all winter squash, beets, peas, parsnips and beans. Olives are OK as long as they are not in distilled white vinegar.
|LIVE YOGURT CULTURES||Probiotic yogurt|
|Live yogurt cultures help your gut to repopulate with good bacteria. The live bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and restore balance to your system. This is especially useful after a course of antibiotics.|
|MEAT & EGGS||Beef|
|Eat only fresh and organic meat - processed meat (like lunch meat, bacon and spam) is loaded with dextrose, nitrates, sulfates and sugars.
Smoked or vacuum packed meats are also best avoided.
|Wild salmon and sardines do contain ocean contaminants, but in much lower amounts than other seafood. Buy these fish fresh or packed in olive oil or water.|
|NUTS AND SEEDS||Almonds|
|These nuts are healthy and have a low mold content. If you're still worried about mold, soak them in a diluted grapefruit seed extract solution for a few hours.
For baking, almond flour and coconut flour are healthy options.
|These grains contain a high amount of fiber, excellent for keeping your digestive system moving and eliminating Candida toxins. Most products derived from this list are also OK - e.g. quinoa crackers, buckwheat flour. You can find these in the gluten-free section in health food stores.|
|HERBS AND SPICES||Basil|
|Many herbs and spices have antioxidant and antifungal properties. They can also improve circulation and reduce inflammation. They're great for livening up food if you're on a limited Candida diet.|
|OILS||Virgin Coconut Oil|
Red Palm Oil
|Use cold pressed oils where possible. Remember that heating or boiling can destroy many of the oil's nutrients.|
Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic, Raw, Unfiltered)
|Coconut Aminos are a great alternative to soy sauce. And you can use apple cider vinegar to make some delicious salad dressings.|
|BEVERAGES||Chicory root coffee|
|These are just a few of the herbal teas that have antifungal properties.
Chicory root is also a great prebiotic (it contains 20% Inulin), so it can help to repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria too.
|Stevia and xylitol can be used in place of sugar and they have a much smaller effect on your blood sugar levels.|