These anti candida diet good foods are designed to starve candida yeast by keeping the blood sugar levels even and avoiding spikes from eating sugars and grains. It is these spikes and sugars in the blood and intestine that candida goes into a feeding frenzy over. If conditions are right, candida yeast can double its population in 1 hour. So you can see how important the diet really is.
You could take the strongest candida chemotherapy drugs in the world but if you feed the beast I highly doubt you'll get rid of this. Its just like cancer, which coincidentally also feeds on sugar. As a matter of fact, there are some doctors now that think cancer is caused by candida and other fungi.
Many anti candida diets will promote the alkaline diet and this does improve ones health and that is important. But it does not necessarily improve cellular health. The reason for this is most alkaline foods lack essential fats and complete proteins and those good candida diet good foods usually fall on the acidic side of the chart.
The cell wall is 40% fat and 60% protein and is permeable so nutrients pass in and waste passes out. This process happens easily when cell walls are made from good fats but feed the body bad fats and it will use what you give it to make new cells. Bad fats reduce the cell permeability and the cell walls become hard. No longer is the cell getting all the nutrients it needs or getting rid of all the waste. This is a major cause of cancer!
Besides, candida can live from a ph range of 2.5 to 8.0. Your body maintains the blood at a ph of 7.365. Now that .84 to get to 8.2 does not sound like a lot but the odds of you getting your ph above that figure are very slim. Why? Because the body will maintain that 7.365 level if at all possible. It will dump the minerals it uses like excess calcium and potassium in your urine and if your ph level falls to low, it takes those minerals from the bone and uses them to maintain that ph level.
So the best thing you can do is to eat green leafy vegetables for the calcium and potassium. Not Milk! Once milk is pasteurized the calcium is no longer bioavailable. Besides, studies have shown milk to be so acidic it actually causes the body to use the minerals in the bone to offset the acidity. This causes osteoporosis, its a proven fact, those cultures that consume dairy as adults get osteoporosis and those that don't don't.
You can get the ph levels up short term yes, but long term, no way. So you would constantly have to eat high alkaline foods on a daily basis and this would deprive you of the needed fats and proteins for healthy cells. And those cells all put together make up your body.
All those soft tissue cells are also replaced anywhere from daily to every seven years or so, so you want to be making the best of the best of cells. If you don't eat animal protein and good fats this is not going to happen and your going to pay for it in declining health and degenerative diseases.
I have tried to make these anti candida diet good foods lists as complete as possible but more than likely I have missed something somewhere. If you discover a food that is not in the charts below and question it, then I would check the glycemic index. If the food is low glycemic and is not in the bad candida free diet foods list then go ahead and eat it. However, if that food gives you a problem then of course stop eating it.
Below are food list based on the glycemic index.
There are a couple rules to remember when on the anti candida diet.
1. Keep fruit intake to one serving per day.
2. Hold off on the alternative grains for the first two weeks then you can eat one serving, less than 20 grams of carbs, once a day if they do not cause any problems.
3. You don't have to buy organic if you cannot afford it. Just make sure you do not eat genetically engineered foods.
4. Don't starve yourself, if you are hungry eat.
5. Get some variety, don't get stuck eating the same old thing.
6. I would only use coconut oil for cooking with olive oil as my second choice. Vegetable oils are full of trans fats or have been genetically engineered and cause inflammation, heart disease and cancer as I discussed on the previous page and above.
7. Make sure at least 30% of your calories come from good fats on a daily basis.
All foods below are low to moderate glycemic unless stated otherwise.
Anti Candida Diet Protein Foods
Beef liver, chicken liver, organ meats, bacon, beef, buffalo, chicken, duck, goat, goose, ham, lamb, ostrich, pheasant, pork chops, quail, spare ribs, turkey, veal, venison, wild game, cornish game hen and free range eggs.
Don't buy into the white meat is better for you if you do not like white meat when it comes to fowl. If you like dark meat your body is telling you it needs the extra fat this meat provides. Of course it is best to eat free range chicken and grass fed beef if at all possible.
Anti Candida Diet Allowed Fish
Anchovy, caviar, herring, mussel, sardine, abalone, artic char, clam, crayfish, crab, lobster, octopus, oyster, mercury free wild salmon, scallop, shrimp, snail, squid, catfish, cod, flounder, grouper, haddock, mahi mahi, perch, red snapper, black cod, scrod, sole, tilapia, trout, turbot, and white sea bass.
I would avoid tuna unless your getting certified mercury free. Shark, swordfish, mackarel and farm raised salmon - Atlantic salmon is farm raised, are not a good idea either because of mercury levels.
A good place for mercury free fish and grass fed meats and poultry is this website
Anti Candida Diet Vegetables
All herbs, celery, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, string beans, all lettuce, arugula, beet greens, bok choy, cabbage, chard, cucumber, endive, horseradish, mesclun, purslane, radicchio, radish, seaweed, wegetable sprouts, watercress, bell pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, egg plant, fennel, garlic, ginger root, kale, leek, mustard greens, onion, parsley, scallion, shallot, tomatoe, turnip greens, artichoke, raw carrot, jicama, kohlrabi, okra, peas, pumpkin, rutabaga, spaghetti squash, summer squash, turnip, yellow squash, and zucchini.
Anti Candida Diet Good High Fat Nuts
Eat unsalted almonds, brazil, filbert, hazel, flax seeds, macadamia, pecan, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame, sunflower seeds, chestnuts, and walnuts.
Anti Candida Diet Good Fatty Foods
Real butter, cream, ghee, natural low sugar yogurt, kefir, avocado, coconut, olives, coconut oil, flax seed oil, macandamia oil, olive oil, pumpkin seed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil.
Your also going to get some fats from the meats you eat as well. If you find yourself wanting to snack between meals then raise your fat content at meals. A great way to do this is with coconut oil. Not only is it a great fat but it also kills candida.
Anti Candida Diet Fruits
Now these can run moderate to slightly high glycemic but you should be able to get away with it a few times a week. The acid in the green apples, lemon, lime, and grapefruit also kills candida.
Green apples, lemons, limes, grapefruit, cranberry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and pomagranante. You should be able to have a peach, nectarine and a plum every now and then as well, they are very low carb.
Anti Candida Diet Drinks
Clean water free of chlorine and fluoride is important to help remove toxins. If you are having bad die-off reactions half of the water you drink should be distilled. Distilled water removes toxins from the body but if you drink to much, it will also remove minerals and vitamins. So, keep it to no more than half your daily water intake.
Herbal teas are ok without the sugar or you can use a sugar substitute such as Stevia
. Stevia is an herb that is 4 times sweeter than sugar. It does not cause a blood sugar spikes and is completely safe.
You should be able to get away with two cups of organic coffee a day without the cream and sugar as well.
That about does it. If you do not see a food here check the bad foods list and if its not there then refer to the glycemic index. High glycemic foods should be avoided but make sure they do not contain fructose.