Candida Diet – Best Antifungal Foods & Foods to Avoid
People who suffer from fungal complexes like Candidiasis created by Candida albicans fungus should strictly maintain an antifungal diet. Here is a detailed list of the foods that you are allowed to eat and the ones you should generally avoid. This is one of the easiest and the most natural way to treat this fungal disorder by inhibiting the growth of the fungus.
Low starch Vegetables
Almonds and Hazelnuts
High Fiber Grains
Spices- Turmeric & Ginger
lime and lemon
Fruits which are low on their natural sugar content and are less sweet in taste can be a part of the antifungal diet. It basically includes those which are sour and rich in Vitamin C. You can thus have limes and lemons and a bit of olive or avocado in your salads.
Skipping the starch present in vegetables helps you to kill the Candida fungus by starving them. Your daily diet can have delicious recipes using vegetables like broccoli, eggplants, zucchini, onions, and asparagus. Try not to fry them or overcook them as it steals them of the nutrient content. You can have them raw in your salads or eat them steamed and grilled.
Low mold nuts can be a part of the anti-fungal diet. Nuts like almonds or hazelnuts have absolutely low mold which is good for your system.
High fiber grains are necessary for a well-functioning digestive system and are helpful for killing the fungus from your system. An important addition to anti-fungal diet is high fiber grains like millet, quinoa and buckwheat.
To kill the Candida fungus in your system, you need to have fermented dairy products like yogurt. In fact, probiotic yogurt is the best for you. Probiotic yogurt contains good bacteria which grow to outnumber the Candida fungal growth. This is also low on lactose and natural sugars and thus allowed to be included in the diet.
Certain herbs and condiments are necessary for your diet since they are antifungal in nature. Lemon seasonings and apple cider vinegar are in fact very good as condiments because they reduce inflammation, boost up immunity and fight fungal infections.
Always include oils like olive oil and coconut oil in your diet because they are anti-fungal in nature.
Though you are not allowed to have rich and spicy food, some spices like turmeric, rosemary, thyme, cloves, ginger, garlic, paprika, oregano, basil and black pepper are very good in the treatment of fungal overgrowth and must be included in your recipes.
If you want to have non vegetarian food, eat chicken to satisfy your taste buds while doing justice to your antifungal diet. You can have chicken in the form of stew, grilled, baked, steamed, etc. Try out various healthy recipes each day.
Sugar is one of those foods that feed the fungus and help it to expand itself. To eliminate it from the body, stick religiously to a no sugar diet.
When you have fungal growth in your gut, your immunity, as well as the digestive system, is weakened. In such conditions, processed meat can really be harmful and increase the level of toxins. They contain sugars, dextrose, and sulfates which can be dangerous for Candida overgrowth. You should also avoid bacon, pork, and red meat in general.
Stay away from all dairy products like milk, cheese, ice cream, etc. You can only have butter and probiotic yogurt because of low lactose content.
Try this lifestyle change for the next 3 months and see how your eczema or your baby’s eczema clears up. I’d love your feedback!