In the article entitled “Warning! Attention! Candida Sufferer Avoid These Foods” in which we discussed foods that promote unhealthy levels of Candida, we learned that Candida begins to grow in the gut as a fungus, creating an ideal environment for its unbridled growth.
We have learned that the environment in which Candida thrives is acidic in nature and this acidity inhibits the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals and limits the production of protein-digesting enzymes. Limited enzyme production leads to symptoms of indigestion, for example gas or gas problems are evident, bloated or bloated intestines are evident, elevated acid levels and sensitivity to certain types of food are evident.
It is obvious that in order to maintain a healthy body, free from Candida overgrowth, the foods consumed must be foods that promote healthy levels of Candida in the body.
The ideal diet for those suffering from Candida yeast overgrowth is to eat a high-fiber and high-protein diet supplemented with some complex carbohydrates and a small amount of fresh fruit. For example, the daily intake should be approximately:
65% High-fiber foods, such as steamed vegetables: Best choices include broccoli, celery, radishes, asparagus, onions, garlic, ginger root, cabbage, turnip greens, and kale. Raw garlic and onion act as natural antifungal substances and should be consumed as much as possible.
20% Foods rich in protein, such as: fish, chicken, duck, nuts, seeds and eggs.
10% Complex carbohydrates: rice, beans and oatmeal.
Foods that promote a healthy body and detect Candida overgrowth”
5% fresh fruits, such as: berries of all kinds, grapefruit, pineapple and papaya.
Here is a suggested list of acceptable foods:
GRAINS in moderation
whole amaranth and flour;
flour and hatomugi;
buckwheat flour and groats;
Corn flour without degermination (fine or coarse ground);
Popcorn (air popper),
Whole millet and flour;
Oat bran, flour,
Fast; whole quinoa and flour;
Brown rice (long, medium or short grain),
brown basmati rice,
Texmati Brown Rice,
Wehani Brown Rice
Cream of rye cereals;
Whole spelled and flour;
wholemeal teff and flour;
Unprocessed or miller’s wheat bran,
graham Wheat Flour,
Whole wheat flour.
Saifun (Japanese noodles),
Udon (Japanese noodles),
Acceptable BAKED/PREPARED GOODS:
Any whole grain bread product without sugar or yeast such as
chapatis, whole wheat flour, corn chips, quick breads, sugar-free rice cakes or crackers, tortillas made from whole wheat, corn, or whole wheat. Ryvita does not contain yeast.
Dried or frozen black-eyed beans,
chickpeas or garbanzo beans,
Soy milk without sugar.
Natural yogurt with added acidophilus culture.
Occasional small amounts of fresh lemon, lime, tomato and eggplant.
Golden arugula arugula
whole roasted barley,
Coffee substitute (without malt),
unsweetened soy milk,
sugar free taheebo
pau d arc tea,
Water (plain or carbonated).
CONDIMENTS AND CONDIMENTS:
Chicken broth without sweetener,
Tamari (unfermented soy sauce),
Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Antelope, bear, beef, buffalo, caribou, chicken, deer, duck, eggs, elk, all kinds of fish, frog legs, game hen, goat, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, elk, lamb, peacock , pheasant, pigeon (squab), pig, quail and turkey.
These foods, when taken in the recommended daily servings, will support healthy levels of Candida, a strong immune system, and a healthy body.