With the Candida Diet, many focus on what you can’t eat but I’m here to tell you that there are many incredibly good foods you CAN eat. You can literally enjoy as many of these foods as you like to promote your healing.
The table below contains my up to date Candida diet food list. Just to note 96% of the items on this list, Candida experts mutually agree on. I’ve put the ones debated in italics but I’ve tried and tested them myself.
|Category||Foods to Eat||Comments|
Feta (small amount)*
Probiotic yogurt, Coconut yogurt & kefir*
Protein powders (Pea protein, Goats Whey, Hemp seed)
|On cheese – some people don’t allow any dairy on this diet. This is something you need to decide for yourself. There is no right or wrong way.
It’s best to give your body a break with dairy for at least a month before re-introducing it, and to avoid any smoked foods (check bacon label – make sure it doesn’t contain sugar).
Kefir, Coconut yoghurt and legumes from Stage 3 of the diet
|Vegetables||All allowed (except potatoes and sweet, starchy veg)||
Potatoes and sweet starchy veg like Butternut squash best eaten from Stage 3 on-wards and only small amounts e.g. 2 small potatoes as a side dish choose cold potatoes over baked potatoes – lower glycemic index
|Grains & legumes||Wholegrain rice*, Quinoa, Paleo wraps
|Grains and legumes are controversial – Due to the high mineral amount in them and since they keep the blood sugar levels constant for a long time I personally include them in my diet (in small amounts and combined with Coconut oil and/ or Cinnamon or herbs).
Same with (lentils & beans). Be sure to only have them occasionally & combine with greens. Better: chickpeas/ garbanzos as they are classed as seeds rather than beans; use chickpea flour only if it agrees with you.
Instead of wheat tortillas or regular wheat flour pancakes use ‘Paleo wraps’ made from coconut.
|Yeast Free||Yeast free stock/ broth|
|Beverages (cold)||Filtered water
Rice milk and Coconut water (small amounts)
Almond & Coconut milk
Sparkling water with fresh
Green Smoothie/ Green juice *
Apple Cider Vinegar*
|Green juice – (glass of water with half a teaspoon of chlorella powder, a hint of Spirulina and optional: the juice from half a lemon)
Green smoothie only if it doesn’t contain tropical fruit, sweeten with Stevia if necessary
Apple cider vinegar drink (2 tea spoons of cloudy acv diluted in a glass of water – drink on awakening and before/ with every meal-if you can stomach it, some people are sensitive and need to heal those areas first)
|Beverages (hot)||Warm water
Herbal teas e.g. Chamomile, Mint
Ginger root tea
Nettle Mullein Tea
Dandelion Root coffee
Pau D’arco tea
|Warm water (cooking the water for 20 minutes or longer makes it alkaline, very good for you)
(calms nerves and aids digestion)
Double thumb size piece of ginger chopped and boiled in 1 litre + of water
Nettle Mullein Tea (good detox, combats cold symptoms, not sold in stores – have to buy it lose and mix yourself)
Dandelion Root coffee (not the granules, they contain sugar)
|Snacks||Nuts (esp. Coconut) & seeds
Hummus and veg sticks
Grain free crackers
|Pre-soak nuts and seeds overnight and only enjoy in moderation (the fibre can make you constipated and indigestion).
|Spices & Oils||Olive oil
Organic sunflower oil
|All these herbs are great because they have anti-fungal properties. Apple Cider Vinegar best from stage 3 on-wards as fermented foods can trigger an auto-immune response.|