Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Candida Foods


  1. coconut oil
  2. garlic
  3. onions
  4. ginger
  5. olive oil
  6. lemon & lime juice
  7. cayenne pepper

Foods To Eat

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FOODS TO EAT
NOTES
VEGETABLESArtichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Celery
Cucumber
Eggplant
Garlic (raw)
Kale
Olives
Onions
Rutabaga
Spinach
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Non-starchy vegetables starve the Candida of the sugar and mold diet that feed 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 CULTURESProbiotic yogurt
Kefir
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.
MEATBeef
Chicken
Lamb
Turkey
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.
FISHAnchovies
Herring
Sardines
Wild salmon
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 SEEDSAlmonds
Coconut meat
Flax Seed
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts
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.
NON-GLUTINOUS GRAINSBuckwheat
Millet
Oat Bran
Quinoa
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 SPICESBasil
Black Pepper
Cinnamon
Cloves
Dill
Garlic
Ginger
Oregano
Paprika
Rosemary
Thyme
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.
OILSVirgin Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sesame Oil
Flax Oil
Coconut Oil
Red Palm Oil
Use cold pressed oils where possible. Remember that heating or boiling can destroy many of the oil's nutrients.
SEASONINGBlack Pepper
Sea Salt
Lemon Juice
Coconut Aminos
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.
BEVERAGESChicory root coffee
Cinnamon Tea
Peppermint Tea
Ginger Tea
Licorice Tea
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.
SWEETENERSStevia
Xylitol
Stevia and xylitol can be used in place of sugar and they have a much smaller effect on your blood sugar levels.

5 STEP PROGRAM TO BEAT CANDIDA

Foods To Avoid

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FOODS TO AVOID
NOTES
SUGARSSugar
Honey
Syrup
Chocolate
Molasses
Rice Syrup
Artificial Sweeteners
Condiments tend to be high in sugar and can exacerbate your Candida. Stay away from the soft drinks too. Always read food labels to make sure your food doesn't contain sugar. Be careful - the aspartame in diet cola weakens your immune system can leave you vulnerable to Candida.
ALCOHOLWine
Beer
Spirits
Liquors
Cider
Alcohol is high in sugars that can feed a Candida overgrowth. It also puts stress on your immune system.
GRAINS & GLUTINOUS FOODSAnything made with wheat, rye, oats or barley, e.g. white bread, rye bread, pasta.
Spelt products
Corn and corn byproducts
Rice
Many Candida sufferers have a high sensitivity to Gluten. Give your immune system a break and stay off gluten during your Candida diet. Corn-by products like popcorn tend to be contaminated with mold.
FRUITFresh Fruit
Dried Fruit
Canned Fruit
Fruit Juice
The high sugar content in fruit feeds Candida, even though they are natural sugars. Fruits like melon may also contain mold. A squeeze of lemon is OK.
VEGETABLESPotatoes
Carrots
Sweet Potatoes
Yams
Beets
Peas
Parsnips
This group of vegetables is very nutrient-dense, however they should be avoided until your Candida overgrowth is fully under control.
They then can be reintroduced in small portions one at a time.
MEATSAll pork products
Cured meats
Processed meats
Smoked or vacuum-packed meats
Pork contains retroviruses that survive cooking and may be harmful for those with a weakened digestive system. Processed meats like lunch meat and spam are loaded with dextrose nitrates, sulfates and sugars.
FISHAll fish except for wild salmon and sardines
All shellfish
All shellfish and most fish contain alarming levels of heavy metals and toxins. These will suppress your immune system and leave you vulnerable to Candida. Studies have shown that farmed salmon contain high levels of PCBs, mercury and other carcinogenic agents.
DAIRY PRODUCTSCheese
Milk
Cream
Buttermilk
Whey products
Almost all dairy should be avoided except ghee, butter, kefir and probiotic yogurt. Milk contains lactose so it should be avoided. Kefir and yogurt are better because most of the lactose disappears during the fermentation process.
ADDITIVES & PRESERVATIVESCitric Acid
Anything you don't know or can't pronounce!
The manufactured, additive form of citric acid is derived from yeast. However the natural form, as found in lemons and limes, is OK on the diet.
Additives and preservatives can disrupt your friendly bacteria and allow the Candida yeast to flourish.
OTHER BEVERAGESCoffee
Black & green tea
Diet & regular soda
Energy drinks
Fruit Juices
Caffeine causes spikes in your blood sugar spikes and weakens the immune system. Coffee also contains mold. Even decaf tea and coffee are to be avoided, as they contain residual levels of caffeine.
NUTSCashews
Peanuts
Pistachios
This group of nuts contains a high amount of mold, which can inflame your Candida problem.
BEANSBeans and other legumes
Chickpeas
Tofu
Soy cheese
Soy milk
All soy products
The combination of being hard to digest and high in carbs rules out beans from the first stages of the diet. They can be reintroduced later on in small portions. All soy products are forbidden, as the majority of soy is genetically modified.
MUSHROOMS / MOLDSMushrooms
Truffles
Eating some fungi can cause an inflammatory reaction if you are already suffering from Candida. On the other hand, some medicinal mushrooms are actually OK on the diet and have strong immune-boosting properties. Good examples are Reishi and Maitake.
CONDIMENTSKetchup
Mayonnaise
Regular Mustard
Relish
Horseradish
Soy sauce
Ketchup, tomato paste, and spaghetti sauces all contain high amounts of hidden sugars. Condiments generally do tend to be high in sugar, and they can exacerbate your Candida. For an alternative salad dressing, try coconut aminos or a simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing.
VINEGARAll vinegars, except for Apple Cider Vinegar Vinegar is made in a yeast culture, depletes the stomach of acids and can also cause inflammation in your gut. However, one particular vinegar (unfiltered apple cider vinegar) can actually be helpful in combating a Candida overgrowth.
FATS AND OILSPeanut oil
Corn oil
Canola oil
Soy oil
Peanut, corn and canola oil are contaminated with mold. And most soy beans used in soy oil are GMO.

5 STEP PROGRAM TO BEAT CANDIDA


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