Have you tried doing a yeast free diet before? Would you like to know what to eat on an anti-fungal diet and what to avoid? If so then today I will present to you some excellent information on how to effectively eliminate a chronic candida overgrowth through a diet which will starve out the yeast and allow your health to return to normal once more.
So what do I eat on an anti-fungal diet?
Veggies: Lots of vegetables that are low in starch, so leafy greens work as well as greens such as celery. Carrots and beets because of their high sugar content are best avoided, later on in the diet after several weeks they can be re-introduced in moderation.
Whole Grains: Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, (Brown rice & sprouted wheat in moderation if tolerated)
Lean Meat: Organic Chicken, Organic Turkey, Wild Fish ie. Salmon. Vegetarian diets have been found to be even more effective when combating candida although for many people they find themselves unable to completely give up meat, in these instances a moderate amount of the above meats are allowed per week.
Fruits: Lemons, Limes, (Grapefruit, Berries, Green Apples in moderation after the initial phases of the diet)
What to avoid on the anti-fungal diet?
Everything processed, especially processed foods which are high in starch or have sugar.
Wheat & processed grains including breads, pastries, cookies and any grain based processed foods.
Avoid vinegar as this increases yeast activity in the body as does alcohol which also must be avoided.
Bottom line, avoid all sugar and starchy foods. A diet high in fiber to clear the bowels is ideal, with a majority of this fiber coming from vegetables and some from the allowed whole grains. This diet requires personal attention and work, however like all true methods of healing the body it is the only way to achieve lasting relief, drugs & anti-fungals will only do so much. In addition to the diet though you must also be focused upon eliminating the root causes which have created this condition to begin with, very often these are not obvious.