Diets for Candida

When you treat the condition candida, you also need to pay attention to what you eat as a candida diet is all part of the treatment.  First and foremost, you need to discontinue wheat, dairy and sugar for the duration of the treatment.  Your daily 8 glasses of filtered water together with frequent helpings of natural or plain yoghurt also form part of recommended diets for candida.

Candida is the name given to the condition that results in the overproduction of a form of yeast normally found in your body but at low levels.  The environment in which this candida thrives and even multiplies is when the body's pH balance is acidic.  This acidity makes it difficult for your body to absorb vitamins and minerals as well as limiting enzyme production of digestive proteins, leading to indigestion symptoms  such as wind or gas,  a feeling of being bloated or swollen and then even higher levels of acidity.

There are many foods that actively encourage the growth of yeast and these are the ones that should be avoided when you start your candida diet and candida treatment.  Here are the main ones:


There are just as many foods that are acceptable when treating yeast infections and these include:


When you are really not sure about whether a particular food is should be avoided or not, remember these 3 important rules for treating the causes of candida:

In the early days of a candida yeast infection, you should be strict with your candida diet.  Later when your health improves, you can start to slowly introduce some foods again such as fruits with a low sugar content.  Such fruits are apples and berries.

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