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Candida Symptoms

Foods that cause Candida and foods that are considered safe for Candida.

2. Candida is a live organism (plant) and regulates the body's cravings for foods that will feed it.  The cravings addictive similar to a drug addiction. Candida fools the mind to believing just a little sugar or chocolate or a soft drink won't make a difference and fools the mind to feed it. Candida turns all sugar and carbohydrates into alcohol affecting the frontal lobe of the brain impairing judgment. One of the myths of Candida concerns sugar free foods. They feed Candida just as bad as foods with sugar and often worse because because they also contain harmful additives such as aspartame.

Foods recommended in the following chart are a composite from many sites. Several foods are listed twice some sites say do not eat them and others recommend them such as sauerkraut.

Foods to Avoid Good Foods

Sugar, honey, fructose, maple syrup, brown sugar
Fruits, most are very high in sugar Avoid grapes, raisins, dates, prunes and figs
Sugar Free foods such as soft drinks, corn syrup
Vitamins or herbal preparations that are not yeast free (several sites claim B vitamins aid yeast growth and some claim it inhibits yeast growth) B-comples thiamine, niacin and riboflavin are usually yeast-grown, although it is possible to obtain them with a brown rice base (1)
Vinegar is used as a preservative for mustard, catsup, olives, mayonnaise, many dressings, salad dressing, pickles, horseradish, spices, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and dried fruits, pickled vega tables, relishes, tamari, and miso
Breads, pastries and even crackers: unless they are yeast and sugar free
Sauerkraut  Some sites recommend eating sauerkraut
Fermented products including soy sauce (tamari) and tofu.
Nuts: dry roasted or coated most nuts and seeds especially peanuts and peanut products, pistachios
Potato Chips especially barbecued chips
Most commercial soups
Apple cider and natural root beer
White flour breads, muffins, cakes, baked goods
Bacon and other pork, which often contain molds.
Corn and potatoes
Grains: wheat, oats, rye and barley, which contain gluten. brown rice, millet, buckwheat, cornmeal, except a little rice and millet
Fruit and diluted fruit juices, high in fructose (fruit sugar) (canned, bottled, or frozen) containing citric acid
Herb teas and spices, which may contain molds.
Beans and other legumes starchy vegetables
Dried meat and smoked meat, fish of poultry, including sausage,hot dogs, luncheon meats, smoked turkey, and smoked salmon
Aged cheeses
Alcohol, beer and wine
Brewers yeast although not harmful they do not colonize in the intestines
Herbs and teas may be moldy
Malt or foods containing malt
Canned or prepared tomatoes (fresh tomatoes are fine)
Dried fruits
Fructose corn syrup glucose, lactose, maltose, mannitol, sorbitol, and sucrose
Coffee and tea
Yogurt apart from live yogurt
Milk and milk products

Fish: shellfish

Washed Vegetables raw garlic (1 clove every day), onions, cabbage, broccoli, turnip, kale.(except corn and potatoes) Bake, broil or steam your vegetables. Include more vegetables in your diet - vegetables of all kinds. be sure to include dark green leafy vegetables. (beware of carrot juice it contains a lot of sugar)
Nuts Unprocessed: except peanuts, pistachios, and processed nuts, Almonds Brazil Chestnuts Hazelnuts Macadamia Pecans Pumpkin seeds Sunflower Seeds Walnut Sesame seeds freshly cracked nuts, seeds
Grains: Rice and Millet
Rice Cake oat cakes (unmalted) ,Ryvita, sesame and original only
Live yogurt cultures (both dairy and non-dairy
Fruit: Granny Smith Apple, Berries of all kinds Blueberries, Grapefruit Lemons & Limes. Avoid grapes, raisins, dates, prunes and figs. Another site says grapes, watermelon and mango) are OK.
Grains: millet, rice, rice bran and oat bran. Grain alternatives amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat, :Amaranth Barley, Brown rice, Buckwheat Millet Oats, Pasta (whole grains that are not wheat) quinoa, Rye Wild rice Sourdough Bread (recipe) Pizza Crust (100%wheat and yeast free)  (If gluten intolerant stay away from barley, oats, rye, and spelt, 15 grams per meal maximum. brown rice and flours, use for cakes and pastry etc.
oats lentils, peas and beans
raw cottage cheese
Milk: soy, almond, goat, sheep milk
Spices without additives
Beans & Legumes avoid fermented soy i.e., miso, tepeh (these are also on the do not eat list.)
Coconut or coconut oil: Many sites recommend coconut as a cure all by itself.
Stevia, xylitol
Carob-unsweetened Salsa (fresh w/ no vinegar or sugar
Oils: Unrefined olive, sesame, safflower and corn oils (be sure to keep them in the refrigerator after opening to prevent spoiling. Two tablespoons of olive oil ea. day is claimed to cure Candida. cold pressed oils
Garlic & onions: One clove of garlic a day is claimed to cure Candida
Lemon juice with oil for salad dressing avoid processed with vinegar

"Chile peppers are a food item found nearly ubiquitously in many Mesoamerican cultures (44). Their use may reflect more than a desire to flavor foods. Many essential nutrients, such as vitamin C, provitamins A and E, and several B vitamins, are found in chiles (27). A terpenoid constituent, capsaicin, has a wide range of biological activities in humans, affecting the nervous, cardiovascular, and digestive systems (236) as well as finding use as an analgesic (47). The evidence for its antimicrobial activity is mixed. Recently, Cichewicz and Thorpe (42) found that capsaicin might enhance the growth of Candida albicans but that it clearly inhibited various bacteria to differing extents. Although possibly detrimental to the human gastric mucosa, capsaicin is also bactericidal to Helicobacter pylori (106). Another hot-tasting diterpene, aframodial, from a Cameroonian spice, is a broad-spectrum antifungal."(5)

"Sauerkraut is a very healthy food for several reasons. Cabbage is very high in calcium and boron which acts synergistically with calcium. So it's very assimilable. It also has lactobacillus bifidus and acidophilus which help to replenish the friendly flora in the intestines. Overall, it's excellent for the digestive system and helpful for candida, too."(5)

Honey kills candida (see report 21 below)



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