Saturday, August 16, 2008

Anti Candida Diet - DOs & DONTs

I realized I've been posting recipes and all kinds of info but here is the nitty gritty of the diet.


Starches and Whole Grains:
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Amaranth

  • Papaya (one a day)
  • Avocados

  1. (No tomato, potato, eggplant, bell peppers, corn, mushrooms, and soybeans)
  • Artichoke
  • Argula
  • Asparagus
  • Beans (except SOY)
  • Beet Greens
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sproats
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chestnuts
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Legumes
  • Lettuce (all varieties)
  • Mustard Cabbage
  • Okra
  • Ong Choy
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Rhubard
  • Seaweed
  • Spinach
  • Sproats
  • Squash (All Varities)
  • Swiss Chard
  • Taro/Poi
  • Turnip Greens
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Breadfruit
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Burdock (aka Gobo)
  • Kabocha
  • Nori (dried seaweed flake, no soy sauce)

High Proteins:
  1. (No pork, eggs, commercially grown chicken and beef)
  • Beans
  • Legumes
  • Turkey
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Turkey Hot Dogs
  • Turkey Deli Slices
  • Fish
  • Shellfish (if not allergic)
  • Cornish Game Hen
  • Roast Duck (no skin)
  • Chicken (free range or hormone free ONLY)
  • Lamb
  • Buffalo
  • Beef (free range only)
  • Whole Grains (listed above)

  1. (No canola, corn, soy, or safflower oils)
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Flaxseed Oil

  • Almond Extract
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh Herbs/Spices
  • Arrowroot Powder (gravy and thickner)
  • Braggs Liquid Aminos

Nuts and Seeds:
  1. (No peanuts, cashews, pistachio, walnut, and macadamia)
  • Almond
  • Filbert
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Brazil
  • Flax
  • Pinenut
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower

  • Almond Butter
  • Dried Shrimp
  • Hummus
  • Taro Chips (1/2 bag per day)
  • Brown Rice Cakes
  • Lemon (1 per day)
  • Hazelnut Butter
  • Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter)

  1. (No milk, soda, diet soda, and juice of all types)
  • Almond Milk (1/2 cup per day)
  • Rice Milk (1/2 cup per day)
  • Club Soda
  • Perrier Water
  • Tea (green and black only)

Vitamins and Herbs:
  • Must be hypoallergenic
  • No Yeast
  • No Wheat
  • No Dairy
  • No Eggs
  • No Corn
  • No Soy
  • No Sugar


Gluten and Casein (dairy products) Foods:
Wheat, barley, rye, oats, milk, butter, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, sour cream

All Types of Sugar and Sugar Containing Foods:
All artificial sweetners, corn sweetner, fruit drinks, ice cream, pies, cakes, boxed cereals, corn syrup, fruit juices, jellies, jams, preservatives, sugar (beet, corn, brown, cane, fruit, white, turbinado), dates, galatose, koolaid, raisins, canned fruit, dried fruits, glucose, lactose, soda, cookies, fructose, honey, maple syrup, maltose, sucrose, maltodextrin, maltitol, sorbitol, xylitol, twinkies, nutrasweet, sucralose, fruit concentrate, ace k, chocolate, candy, hard candy, white rice, alcohol, stevia (*note to readers: I USE STEVIA because it's a non fermenting plant that is known not to feed yeast)

All Breads, Noodles, Pasta, Crackers and Pastry (All Flours)

Fermented, Moldy, and Malted Products:
Baker's Yeast, cornstarch, maled milk, soy sauce, tamari, truffles, brewer's yeast, all flours, mushrooms, kim chee, takuwan, yeast, shoyu, miso, natto, beer, wine, vinegar

Nuts and Seeds:
Peanut, Peanut Butter, Cashew, Pistachio, Macadamia Nuts, Walnut

Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), coffee, fruit juice/drinks (can/bottle,frozen), soda

Vinegar Containing Foods, Condiments, and Sauces:
Catsup (Ketchup), mayonnaise, cocktail olives, sauces, chili, mince pie, pickles, sauerkraut, mustard, salad dressing, sushi, namasu

Food Preservative, Colorings, and Enhancers:
MSG, red dyes, yellow dyes, blue dyes, green dyes, aspartame, nutrasweet, saccharin, sucralose, BHT

Other Common Foods to Avoid:
Bell peppers (all colors), tomato, potato (sweet and white), corn, wheat, eggplant, soybean, mushroom, tofu, egg, pork, noodles (all types), crackers (all types), bread (all types), coffee, white rice, beer, wine, juice

All Antibiotic, Corticosteroid, and Estrogen Medications:
These medications can be used when necessary. Many infections are caused by virus and do not respond to antibiotic medications. If you have a cold or flu, call the doctor for alternative treatment first.


Anela said...

Uhmm, somebody needs to update. He he.

Also, why the eff can't we have white tea? Or can we?!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was just reading through this and the candida diet I'm on strongly suggest that you should drink/eat soy in any form except in soy sauce... I do know that there are hundreds of debates on what foods you can and can't eat, but I would suggest that eveyone find multiple sources and just kind of follow a majority rules mindset.
Just a suggestion from a friend who is DYING for a cupcake!!!

V. said...

may i ask why no eggs?

thank you,


Anonymous said...

This list has a substantial amount of errors. Yogurt, for one. I've never seen tomato, eggplant and bell pepper in the banned list. No pork and eggs?

Janet said... has two links that lists the 'to eat' and 'to avoid' foods.

Yogurt- only live probiotics and plain yogurt are okay to eat. For that I would just suggest taking those new 'pearls'... acidophiles and live cultures in a pill.

Tomato- very high in sugar and therefor perfect for candida, bad for your diet. Some list do say they are okay but I would limit them due to their sugar content.

Soy- most soy products on the market today are GMO or genetically modified or not organic which contains preservatives and therefor bad for the diet.

Eggplant etc- Starchy vegetables such as squash, beans, and legumes should be avoided because starch turns to sugar which feeds the candida. However, some lists say eggplant is okay to eat. If you like it eat it if not then don't.

Tea- Herbal teas and teas LOW in caffeine are okay but in moderation. White tea may have a higher caffeine content and therefor not suggested.

I agree that you should look around and research which foods you can and cannot have. Of course, it is always best to ask your doctor or perhaps check with your local health food store if they have any books or classes on how to eat for candida cleansing.

Anonymous said...

Why not eggs??

BlogMaster said...

Eggs, eggplants, and tomatoes are in the list of high risk allergy foods. If you consume any food that you are allergic too you will be putting extra stress on your immune system.

Most eggs, even organic ones, could contain soy (chicken are fed soy) so that could be the reason. Overall eggs are okay, I would recommend Soy Free eggs from Whole foods market.

Bell peppers should be okay, specially the red one which is very rich in Vitamin C and will help your immune system.

Dont forget to take natural anti-fungal remedies such as oregano oil, GSE, olive extract, garlic and etc

Anonymous said...

This list definitely has some errors. Tomatoes, eggs, chicken, beef, plain yogurt, walnuts, tofu and bell peppers are all fine.
The anti-candida diet is already restrictive enough. It's really a disservice to post lists like these telling people not to eat foods that they actually can.

Anonymous said...

Eggs are fine but eat organic only...don't need more antibiotics killing your friendly bacteria. Also, bell peppers are fine and contain tons of vitamin C, which your body needs to fight infected system.

Anonymous said...

This blog is wrong on many things. This is not a good source. Many of the items will cause your Candida to grow.

Anonymous said...

This just made my day. One day we'll have that cupcake ;) one day ...

Anonymous said...

I'm going to assume regular purified water is okay.

Anonymous said...

Bacon (of any kind), hot dogs (of any kind), and deli slices (ditto)??? Really? Of over thirty years of studying and managing Candida, I have never seen these items get the green light. Pork from a clean source and organic eggs have never been banned. This list has some good points, but should really be taken down, modified (under the guidelines of a Candida specialist of some merit), and reposted.

Anonymous said...

I was so frustrated after reading this list, as many of the items contradict everything else I've been reading about the candida free diet. I agree this list needs to be modified. You should not be giving people false information, and by doing so possibly making their candida worse.

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