I've put together these two Candida Diet Food List PDF summaries to help to give you a snap-shot of the types of foods you should be eating and avoiding while following a candida diet.
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Candida is a type of yeast that is naturally present in the human body. In healthy individuals, the yeast is kept in balance by the body’s immune system and other microorganisms in the gut. However, when the body’s natural balance is disrupted, the yeast can grow out of control, leading to a condition known as candidiasis and a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
The good news is that candidiasis is treatable. One of the most effective treatments is the candida diet, which involves eliminating foods that fuel Candida and worsen symptoms, while simultaneously consuming foods that increase your immune system, fight Candida, and promote healing.
Read on to find out which foods you should be eating, and which you should be avoiding while on a Candida Diet.
✅ Foods to Eat on the Candida Diet
- Non-starchy vegetables
- Sweet potato – in moderation
- Legumes and beans – in moderation, based on tolerance
- Low sugar fruit e.g. lemons, limes, avocado, olives, berries
- Gluten free grains e.g. quinoa, brown rice, brown basmati rice, wild rice, red rice, buckwheat, gluten free oats, millet
- Organic eggs
- Organic poultry
- Organic grass-fed lean meat
- Wild fish
- Organic soy products e.g. tofu and soya milk
- Coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut cream, coconut milk
- Nuts e.g. almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, chestnuts, pecans, macadamias, brazil nuts
- Seeds e.g. hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, flaxseed / linseed, chia, sesame
- Fermented foods e.g. sauerkraut
- All herbs and spices
- Apple cider vinegar
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Xylitol or stevia – in moderation
❌ Foods to Avoid on the Candida Diet
- All forms of natural and refined sugar e.g. honey, maple syrup, agave, cane sugar, coconut sugar
- Dried and fresh fruit
- Tea and coffee
- All dairy (with the exception of kefir or sheep’s milk if well tolerated)
- All gluten including wheat, rye, barley
- White rice
- High carb starchy veg e.g. potatoes, carrots, parsnips, corn, beetroot
- Processed oils
- Soy sauce, tamari, vinegars, pickles
- Certain nuts e.g. pistachios, peanuts, cashews
- Artificial additives and preservatives
The goal of a Candida Diet is to eliminate foods that fuel Candida and worsen symptoms, while simultaneously consuming foods that increase your immune system, fight Candida and promote healing.
Over time and once you are healed, you will be able to gradually reintroduce a wider variety of foods back into your diet.
I hope you enjoyed these two Candida Diet Food List PDF summaries and found them useful.
Please note, the above lists are a general representation of the diet only. You should tailor the list dependent on your own allergies and intolerances. Seek advice from a healthcare professional if you are in any doubt.
Looking for some Candida Diet friendly recipes? Check out the Candida Diet Recipes section of the blog, or check out my top Candida Diet Recipes you won't believe are actually healthy!