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Garbanzo beans would be in the dried bean category which I included (strict diet version).

The reason certain vegetables are not on the list at all is because of the speed with which they can turn into sugar in the system and/or how much sugar is created.
The glycemic index of carrots is higher than peanut M&Ms, spaghetti, vermicelli, and fettuccine, so I suppose if you’re willing to eat these foods during phase two, then you may as well eat the carrots as well.

Some of the dried beans have a higher G. Index, but the protein source makes a difference. What I’m getting at is, if you’re adding higher glycemic foods during phase two, you at least want to keep the number of foods as few and low as possible, and the beans have more of a benefit than carrots. The way I see it, with adding beans to the diet, it makes it easier to obtain more protein but still without adding red meat to the diet, which would still be beneficial even during the second phase.

Of course there are more herbs and spices that can be eaten. This list includes the most common herbs, on average used more often. Some of these are also beneficial to the treatment instead of simply being alright for the diet. For example, rosemary, cloves, turmeric, cinnamon, and garlic have strong antifungal properties, and oregano (the herb) is an immune booster.

This is the way I look at chicken as well as red meat; most people who go into phase 2 of the diet still have at least a mild (usually more than they imagine) Candida infestation which could easily balloon into a full-blown infestation again with just one bad mistake. A byproduct of animal protein metabolism is ammonia which is toxic to the body, and it creates an added workload for the liver which is already overworked by the Candida toxins alone including ammonia. This is saying that Candida albicans create ammonia gases on their own which is environmentally safe for the Candida. In other words, ammonia is a benefit to the environment of the intestines as far as making it more hospitable for Candida albicans to thieve. Every time you eat an animal product, you create this ammonia which helps Candida to survive. The higher the protein content, the more ammonia is created.

Most people will think that I’m being overly cautious with all that I’ve written, but personally this is how I believe I cured the Candida infestation I had fully in less than two months once I got the diet fine tuned to the way I’ve described it several times on the forum. I’m not saying that eating chicken every day will recreate the infestation again, I’m stating all of this because of the possibilities.
Many months after a complete cure I’m still not eating red meat or pork. I eat fish usually two times a week, sometimes three, and occasionally chicken once a week, often none at all. I suppose I eat young fish or wild salmon more often because I believe it’s more beneficial to our overall health than chicken. On a daily basis, for protein I depend on organic eggs and dried beans for the most part.

Pumpkin spice was left out as a precautionary measure. Personally I wouldn’t use it until much later, possibly towards the end of phase 2 since I tried it once during the late part of stage one and didn’t like the feeling it left me with. It’s just the way I feel about it, doesn’t mean that everyone else should avoid it.
I’m sure there are many foods on the list or foods that are left off the list that at least one person will disagree with, but since so many had asked for this list, I felt doing it was important. Also I’d rather the list be considered ‘too short’ than for it to be too long and include possible problem foods for some people.

We’ve all said it before, everyone is different so by no means do I expect everyone to agree with this list anymore than any other list they’ve seen.

Thanks, Able