The Candida diet is a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet that promotes good gut health and eliminates the sugars that feed a Candida overgrowth. The diet includes non-starchy vegetables, some low sugar fruits, non-glutinous grains, fermented foods, and healthy proteins.
Here are the main principles of the Candida diet:
- Avoid added sugars
- Cut out junk food
- Stick to non-starchy vegetables
- Eat small amounts of low-sugar fruits
- Enjoy healthy proteins
- Use lots of healthy fats and oils
- Minimize your caffeine consumption
- Eat non-glutinous grains
- Enjoy lots of fermented foods
Is your gut imbalanced? Adding back probiotic bacteria is an important part of restoring your gut health.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that slow down and reverse a Candida overgrowth in three different ways. They boost your immune system, regulate acidity in your gut, and crowd out the Candida yeast.
Sometimes your immune system needs a little extra support, and antifungals can help with that.
Natural antifungals work to destroy the Candida cells by breaking down and dissolving their cell walls. Good choices include caprylic acid and oregano oil, and there are also lots of antifungal foods like coconut oil.
If you're looking for a more comprehensive Candida treatment plan, check out the Ultimate Candida Diet program, written by Lisa Richards and Dr Eric Wood.
This plan is based on the latest research into Candida Related Complex, and contains everything you need to know to beat your Candida overgrowth.