Foods to eat
The foods listed below should are a guidepoint of your diet for the first 2 month at the very least. Foods that are low in starche, sugar and carbs, these foods are nutritious and will help you beat your Candida infection. Also, this is a great way promote healthy normal bowel flora with a candida yeast infection, leaky gut and many immune dysfunctions.
• Turnips greans
• Broccoli leaf.
• Collard greens
• Swiss Chard
• Water Cress
• Bell peppers.
Non Starchy Vegtables
• Sugar Snap peas
• Bok choy (chinese cabbage).
• Green Beans.
• Bean sprouts.
• Brussels sprouts.
• Green onions.
• Sea Vegetables (nori, kombu, wakame, etc.)
• Snow Peas, snap peas, pea pods
• Carrots (Some people can aggravated by them)
• Daikon root.
• Jerusalem artichokes
These should be ideally avoided for the 2 weeks and then be introduced slowly.
• Coconut flesh
• Lemons and limes
Meat and Fish
• Meats should be ideally grass fed (best), organic (second best)
• Organic Free range eggs
• Try the smaller fish that are fresh such as Wild Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines. Oily fish are the healthiest and should have at least 3-4 servings a week. To get the full benefit of fish, it can be roasted, pan fried, grilled or poached. Deep fried fish will be of very little benefit whatsoever.
Nuts and Seeds
As mentioned nuts should be avoided for the first month and thereafter you can enjoy them in moderation and nut seed pastes and nut butters are a great snack (more on this later). if you are buying shop bought, they should be eaten ideally raw and organic as dry roasting will generally be done at high heat and affect the delicate fats/oils in them when they are cooked at these high heats.
• Flax seeds
• Sunflower Seeds
• Pumpkin Seeds
• Kefir (Coconut is fantastic – make sure they all contain no sugar). There are some brands (Yakult) that contain Dairy that need to be avoided as they contain sugar.
• Yoghurt (Natural, organic, sugar free)
• Extra Virgin Cocunut Oil (natural antifungal)
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Grass Fed Butter
• Avacado Oil
• Extra Virgin Cold pressed Rapseed Oil
• Herbal teas (not fruit teas)
• Filtered Water
• Sparking Water with fresh lime or lemon
• Chicory Coffee
• Fresh Lemon and Ginger tea
• Fresh Lemon in warm water first thing in the morning
Sweetners should be really avoided for the first month. Thereafter you can use small amounts of
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices can and should be used liberally. Healthy, contributes to a healthy microbiome, they are a great way to add flavour and variety to foods.
The best grains to start are what some people called funny grains.
For the first couple of weeks its best to avoid all grains, then you can reintroduce these after but they should be kept to a minimum, and these grains should be gluten free millet, buckwheat, oats, quinoa, teff, amaranth, brown and wild rice.