Anti-Candida diet has one basic rule. You need to eliminate fungus’s favorite foods (sugars) until they get extinct from your organism. Being strict is the most important thing when it comes to candida diet.
I PHASE – elimination of sugar
Eliminate all the foods that are embracing yeast development. All foods that contain: WHITE FLOUR, SUGAR (even fruits), YEAST!
II PHASE – detoxification
In this stage of anti-Candida diet we recommend you to increase the water intake. This will ensure faster and easier body cleansing. Start a day with a cup of lukewarm water and a little lemon. Eat as many fresh vegetables as possible. Make fresh salads. Try to increase the intake of the foods that the Candida fungus cannot stand, such as garlic, broccoli, celery, cabbage, peppers, beets etc. At this stage, avoid red meat proteins, and replace them with fish and chicken meat. Chew food well and eat several smaller meals per day. In the beginning you might have problems with poor digestion, but your body will eventually get used to this nutrition regime.
III PHASE – decolonization
Anti-Candida diet includes adding probiotic bacteria in your everyday meals.
Prescription: Take one cup of natural low-fat yogurt and add 2 teaspoons of linseeds. This natural remedy will help you clean your organism from different harmful toxins. Repeat this treatment every morning, but only in one case – if you have passed the first two stages of anti-candida diet.
IV PHASE – introduction of groceries
This phase occurs only after you’ve been successful in all previous stages of the diet. Your organism needs to be reintroduced to foods that have previously been prohibited.
Every week include one forbidden food and watch how this affects your health. If you don’t feel well after consuming certain ingredients, and if you face Candida symptoms again, just try to eject them from the menu, until you feel completely ready to consume them again.
Candida diet plan
Anti-candida diet is extremely restrictive. But luckily, foods that are desirable for consumption still contain some tasty items. The list includes a lot of tasty sources of proteins and fat that you can use to prepare healthy meals. In addition, there is no limit on how you can use herbs and spices to make the dishes tastier.
- Brussels sprouts
Eating vegetables that are not full of starch can starve Candida. The fungus doesn’t get the necessary amount of sugar and it slowly disappears. You should increase the intake of fresh vegetables and eat them raw, steamed or grilled. Avoid sweet potatoes, potatoes, corn, peas and beans.
Kefir contains probiotic bacteria cultures that help in settling the intestinal flora. Live bacteria in yogurt will overcome candida and restore the balance in your organism. This is particularly useful after the consummation of antibiotics.
MEAT AND EGGS (protein source)
Eat only fresh, domestic eggs and organic meat. Meat products are loaded with dextrose, sugar and sulfate. Smoked or vacuum-packed meat is also forbidden food. Almost all kinds of fish are recommended, but try to avoid dried and canned ones.
NUTS AND SEEDS
- Pumpkin seeds
Nuts and seeds are healthy and are allowed to eat during the anti-candida diet.
Also, almond flour is a good option for baking.
Quinoa grains are very rich in fiber, which is extremely helpful for functioning of the digestive system. Fiber can eliminate Candida toxins.
HERBS AND SPICES
- Black pepper
Many herbs and spices have antioxidant and antifungal effect. They can also improve circulation and reduce inflammation. They are excellent for refreshing the dishes you are eating if you are on a limited anti candida diet.
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Sesame oil
- Linseed oil
Use cold pressed oils whenever you are able to. Remember that high temperatures can destroy lots of the nutrients in the oil, so use them in season salads and fresh raw meals.
- Black pepper
- Sea salt
- Lemon juice
- Apple cider vinegar (organic, raw, unfiltered)
Lemon juice and vinegar are great for making delicious dressings for salads.
- Coffee chicory
- Tea made from cinnamon
- Peppermint tea
- Ginger tea
- Tea made from burdock root
This is just a few herbal teas that have antifungal activity. Chicory root and burdock root are also an excellent prebiotics (inulin due), so you can help resettle intestinal flora with good bacteria.
Stevia can be used instead of sugar and has a much smaller impact on blood sugar levels.
Foods you should avoid
Candida treatment may involve some weight changes in diet and lifestyle, particularly during strict anti-Candida stages. However, remember that things will be much easier when you start to re-introduce foods into the diet.
Some of these foods are directly supplying Candida. Others can affect your immune system and reduce the capacity of your body to fight the infection. If you really want to beat Candida, give yourself the best possible start by avoiding these foods.
- Sugar (white, brown)
- Rice syrup
- Artificial sweeteners
Such supplements are often rich in sugar and can increase Candida colonies. Also avoid carbonated beverages. Always read the declaration in order to check whether foods contain sugar. Be careful – some foods can weaken the immune system and can make you vulnerable to the development of Candida.
Large amounts of alcohol can actually lead to a temporary increase of blood sugar. Alcoholic beverages are often full of carbohydrates. In the long term, alcohol consumption tends to decrease the efficiency of insulin which can lead to high blood sugar levels. Alcohol can also affect the immune system in a harmful and negative way.
GRAINS AND FOOD CONTAINING GLUTEN
All foods that are made from wheat, rye or corn oil are foods that empower Candida development.
For example: White bread, pasta, corn, rice.
Many people who suffer from candida are sensitive to gluten. Give your immune system a break and avoid gluten while dieting.
- Fresh fruits
- Dried fruits
- Canned fruits
High sugar levels are contained in fruits, so you should avoid consuming them while you are on a diet.
- Sweet potatoes
This group of vegetables is very rich in nutrients. It should be avoided until the overgrowth of candida is completely under control.
- Dried meat
- Meat products
- Smoked meat
- Vacuum packed meat products
Pork contains retroviruses that can survive cooking and can be harmful to people with compromised digestive system. Processed meats are rich in sulfates and sugars.
- Sour cream
Almost all dairy products should be avoided except butter, kefir and yoghurt. Milk contains lactose, so it is advisable to avoid it. Kefir and yogurt are better because most of the lactose disappears in the process of fermentation.
ADDITIVES AND PRESERVATIVES
Avoid every ingredient you don’t know and cannot pronounce! Additives and preservatives can disrupt healthy bacteria and allow candida to progress.
- Black and green tea
- Energy drinks
- Fruit juices
Caffeine can raise sugar levels, but the main problem is that it can weaken the immune system. It is recommended to avoid it.
- Pistachio nuts
These nuts contain a large amount of mold, which can enhance the problem with Candida.
- Pulses Beans
All soy products combination of heavy welding and high carbohydrate excludes pulses from the first phase of a diet. They can be re-imported in small quantities later. Soy products are generally prohibited.
Truffles mushrooms do not feed candida, but some fungi can cause inflammation if you already suffer from Candida. On the other hand, some medicinal mushrooms are fine and have properties of immunity boosters.
Soy sauce, ketchup, spaghetti and tomato sauce contain high amounts of hidden sugars. These supplements are generally rich in sugar so you should avoid them.
All types are forbidden except apple cider vinegar.
FATS AND OILS
- Peanut oil
- Corn oil
- Oil seed rape
- Soybean oil
Candida diet plan for two weeks
- BREAKFAST – domestic kefir with freshly ground flax seeds.
- Lunch – steak with sauerkraut.
- Dinner – boiled chicken with seasonal vegetables salad.
- BREAKFAST – cucumber salad with homemade yogurt, garlic and parsley.
- LUNCH – Greek musaka made of minced meat and eggplant.
- DINNER – blue fish with steamed vegetables of your choice and olive oil.
- BREAKFAST – vegetable smoothie made of kale and green apples (granny smith).
- LUNCH – hake baked in foil with onions and spinach cooked with garlic and lemon juice.
- DINNER – peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and onions lightly fried on olive oil (half-done).
- BREAKFAST – egg omelet with peppers and homemade bacon.
- LUNCH – grilled skewers of poultry and/or other types of meat with vegetables (peppers, eggplant, onions), with a mixed salad with a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.
- Dinner- chicken soup with vegetables without the noodles.
- BREAKFAST – kefir + hard boiled eggs and slices of bread (only from seeds, grain-free)
- LUNCH – lightly cooked yellow beans with chicken breasts.
- DINNER – tomato fusilli sprinkled with basil.
- BREAKFAST – scrambled eggs with broccoli and tomato salad with parsley
- LUNCH – hake and mashed cauliflower (while cooking cauliflower add a tablespoon of homemade butter)
- DINNER – turkey steak and season vegetable salad.
- BREAKFAST – kefir with phylum.
- LUNCH – fried carp with stewed vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes, zucchini).
- DINNER – boiled eggs and ham/bacon with a slice of nut & seed bread.
- BREAKFAST – tortilla with ground seeds of lettuce, tomatoes, white onions and hemp oil.
- LUNCH – steamed vegetables (peppers, onions, leeks, tomatoes, zucchini) with chicken.
- DINNER – quickly steamed minced meat (spices if desired) with a green salad seasoned with a little salt, lemon juice and hemp oil.
- BREAKFAST – hard-boiled eggs with homemade ham and tomato salad.
- LUNCH – Pork steak with dandelion leaves salad.
- DINNER – beef soup without noodles.
- BREAKFAST – kefir with psyllium, and after 2h green apple (granny smith).
- LUNCH – roast chicken with salad made of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and peppers.
- DINNER – boiled kale with garlic + veal steak cooked on water, and baked on lard.
- BREAKFAST – egg fried on butter + kefir.
- LUNCH – ragu made of minced meat vegetables with spices (turmeric, basil, pepper, salt, thyme).
- DINNER – calamari with green salad.
- BREAKFAST – tuna and tomatoes.
- LUNCH – boiled chard with roasted veal.
- DINNER – light omelet with vegetables (onion, garlic, peppers, zucchini) and lettuce salad.
- BREAKFAST – two green apples (granny smith)
- LUNCH – grilled beef steak and steamed vegetables.
- DINNER – scrambled eggs with turkey and lettuce salad.
- BREAKFAST – kefir with flax seed.
- LUNCH – beef kebab with onions and salad.
- DINNER – steak with mashed cauliflower and butter + cucumber salad with kefir, white onions and parsley.
In between meals if you feel hungry, eat something specific or just take a green apple, and you can nibble on hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
Finally we are discovering an easy and quick recipe when you get the urge for sweets.
Preparation time: 15 min.
- 1 cup coconut flour
- ½ cups kefir or yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of domestic butter
- 5-7 drops of stevia
- 5-6 ground almonds or hazelnuts to be easier to make a mixture
- 5-10 whole hazelnut filling balls (depending on their size)
First, place the coconut flour into a bowl and add kefir or yogurt, depending on what you choose. Then add stevia. Before preparation leave the butter at the room temperature because it will be more easily to blend it with the mixture. When you have all the ingredients well mixed, make small balls. After that, roll them again in coconut flour and enjoy!