Diet for Candida

The best treatment for candida involves changing your diet and eating habits. Experts believe that there are certain foods to avoid that cause candida and increase the severity of its symptoms. Keeping this in mind, an ideal diet for candida infections should avoid the following food items:

  • Refined carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, cookies etc.
  • Foods containing refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  • Alcoholic beverages and products containing alcohol.
  • Fermented foods such as wine and cheese.
  • An excess of caffeine.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Carbonated drinks.
  • Fruit and fruit juices due to their high levels of sugar.
  • Pickled foods.
  • Seafood high in mercury such as lobsters, clams, oysters, tuna, and mackerel.
  • Products that contain gluten.
  • Additives and preservatives such as sodium nitrite and MSG.
  • Foods high in trans-fats such as oily, deep-fried food and junk food.
On the other hand the best foods for candida include:

  • Flax seeds added to your meals encourage regular bowel movements and elimination of toxins.
  • Organic extra virgin coconut oil for its anti-microbial properties.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, fish-oil, and avocados.
  • Nuts, seeds, and sprouts.
  • Plain unpasteurized yogurt.
  • Raw garlic.
  • Eight to ten glasses of purified water daily.
This candida diet food list will also prevent any nutritional deficiencies causing the infections as well as boost immunity to prevent chronic candida overgrowth. 
Frequently asked questions
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