If you choose to start your Candida Diet with a cleanse, as we recommend, this page contains some of the foods that you should eat during this phase of your treatment. This stage lasts for a few days, up to a week at most.
As far as possible, you should use these ingredients to make raw salads and steamed vegetables. You can also steam or lightly sauté in extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. As you can see, there are plenty of herbs, seasonings, and other cooking ingredients that you can use to make delicious and nutritious recipes.
For more detailed information on how to plan and prepare meals during each stage of your Candida diet, check out our Ultimate Candida Diet treatment program. It contains a full chapter on this phase of the treatment plan, along with lots and lots of delicious recipes.
|CATEGORY||FOODS TO EAT||NOTES|
|Eating non-starchy vegetables starves Candida colonies of the sugar that feeds them. You should buy your vegetables fresh and eat them raw, steamed or grilled.|
Minimize starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, winter squash, beets, peas, parsnips, and beans. Rutabaga is an exception due to its antifungal properties.
|Fruits should generally be avoided or minimized until later in the diet, but there are some exceptions. These are all very nutritious fruits that contain very few natural sugars. When buying olives, be sure to buy the properly fermented kind, not the ones that are simply pickled in white vinegar.|
|COOKING INGREDIENTS||Apple Cider Vinegar|
Herbs and spices
|Herbs and spices, in addition to the lively flavors they impart to your meal, are a wonderful way to get additional antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and important plant compounds called phytonutrients in your diet.|
Cook with olive oil or coconut oil.
For your salads, you can use combinations of olive oil, ACV, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make delicious dressings.
|PROTEINS||Organic eggs||During this phase, the idea is to give your digestive system as much of a break as possible. Eggs are one of the easiest forms of protein to digest, and they are incredibly nutritious too.|