Basics of a
Candida Yeast Diet
If you have yeast overgrowth, a yeast
infection diet can make a big difference. We have the
basics of a diet for yeast infection for you. What to eat
and what not to eat. What to give up and what not to give
I'm not going to say that a candida yeast diet is going to
It's not. At least not for me. Some of my favorite food
items are on the list that we should avoid. Figures.
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Of course, candidiasis (aka yeast infection) is no fun. And
especially if you suffer from recurring yeast infections,
giving up some food for a while is probably well worth the
sacrifice to get rid of your infection.
Basically a diet for yeast infection eliminates what the
yeast feeds on. You are trying to starve and kill the yeast.
Since yeast thrive on sugar, many items containing sugar are
avoided in this diet. Which means probably quite a few food
items you are used to eating.
Once your yeast infection is gone for good, you may try to
reintroduce some of the foods that you eliminated and see how
your body reacts. Of course, you may feel so good, you won't
So let's start with the hard part. What should you avoid in
a yeast overgrowth diet?
Yeast Infection Diet: Foods
- Sugar - You knew this was coming. You should eliminate
all white sugar. Some other common names for sugar include
fructose, glucose, and sucrose among others. You'll have to
get used to reading labels.
You should also avoid artificial sweeteners such as
Sweet N Low and Splenda. Stevia is generally considered an
excellent substitute for sugar.
- Dairy Products - Regular pasteurized milk and cheese
are to be avoided. You can try goat and sheep milk
products. Butter, yogurt and cream cheese are OK. Eggs are
also allowed though egg substitutes should be avoided.
- White Flour
- White Rice - Brown rice is OK.
- Grains - This includes wheat, pasta, rice, barley and
- Yeasts - Included in this category is alcohol(!),
bread, mushrooms, crackers, pastries, etc.
- Vinegar - This is all types except for Braggs Apple
Cider Vinegar. Included in this are products such as salad
dressings, ketchup, soy sauce, pickles, olives, etc.
- Hydrogenated/Partially hydrogenated Oils - Extra virgin
olive oil is OK.
Peanuts and Peanut Products
Yeast Infection Diet: Foods
- Fruits - Although you should limit your consumption of
sweet fruits (such as bananas and oranges).
- Vegetables - Try to cook as little as possible.
- Meat - Note: Some advocate the elimination of all red
meat for a yeast infection diet. If you do eat red meat, go
for the organic variety and try to limit it.
- Non-Gluten Grains - Buckwheat, millet, quinoa, brown
- Raw Nuts
- Water - Try and drink at least 2 liters per day.
So these are the basics of a diet to try and reduce yeast
As you can see, there are quite a few things you should
avoid or try and limit in your yeast infection diet. However,
there are also lots of good things you can still eat.
Give it a try for a few weeks and see how you feel. I have
read reports of many people who make some of the changes, if
not all, and feel fantastic. It is also not uncommon to lose
weight on a candida yeast diet. And for many of us, that is not
a bad thing!
There are many books available with candida yeast diets. I
have gone through the one below and highly recommend it.
book that has an excellent detailed Candida Yeast Diet,
Yeast Infection Diet
Dealing With Yeast