The key to the Candida diet is to help your body heal and it all begins in the kitchen. The following foods are not allowed in the 4 Stages of the Candida diet because they either contain sugar, contain fermented produce or they create an acidic environment that promotes inflammation.
|Category||Foods to Avoid||Comments|
Sugar & artificial sweeteners
|All sugars feed Candida growth so you have to eliminate this initially. Stevia is ok occasionally.|
|Fruits||Fresh and dried fruit
|Fruits are high in sugar which feeds Candida so you have to eliminate these too.|
|see food list below for exceptions|
|Alcohol||all kinds||Full of carbohydrates and decreases the effectiveness of insulin, leading to higher blood sugar levels.|
I know it sounds like madness but our whole culture is built around “sandwich breaks” and snacks which is harming your body. Don’t worry, they can slowly be introduced back in after you go through the 4 Stages of recovery. By then however you’ll realise how far better off you feel and may not want to indulge again.
The good news is that there is a bigger list of all the foods you can eat during the Candida Diet: Food to eat