Here's a directory of helpful candida Web sites to explore as you have time:http://candidapage.com/
Antifungal diets vary, but in general, you want to eat a low carb diet of mostly lean meats, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, some nuts and berries.
Coffee could be a problem because of caffiene, but is not a problem on an antifungal diet if you drink it black or sweetened with Stevia. Alcoholic beverages are usually avoided. Yogurt with live cultures and low sugar is good. Bread, pasta and rice are generally reduced or avoided. Lean meats that aren't fried or full of preservatives are fine. Organic meats are best.
Here are some other general guidelines:Foods to Avoid to Reduce Candida
Sugars and Sugar-containing Foods
All yeasts feed on and derive their energy from sugar, fermenting it to produce ethanol (alcohol) as well as a more serious toxic chemical, acetaldehyde – made during the digestion process.
By reducing the amount of sugar in your diet as well as starches, carbohydrates, and alcohol – which all break down into sugar in the body – you'll be limiting the amount of sugar available to intestinal yeast.
Check food labels for fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, mannitol, sorbitol, and sucrose. Also avoid honey, maple syrup, and molasses.Processed Foods
Most processed and packaged foods (bottled, boxed, canned, pre-packaged, and/or processed foods) contain sugar and ought to be eliminated from your diet. Moldy Foods / Yeast Products
Intestinal yeast overgrowth can result in the development of immune reactions to mold and yeast products, so the elimination of these products is advised:
Cheeses, buttermilk, sour cream, and sour milk products
Condiments – vinegar and vinegar-containing foods such as mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, relishes, and soy sauce
Dried fruits – apricots, dates, figs, prunes, raisins, etc.
Edible fungi – all types of mushrooms and truffles
Malt products – candy, cereals, and malted milk drinks
Packaged fruit juices (may contain mold) Foods to Eat in Moderation to Avoid / Reduce Candida
Fresh fruit juices (in moderation due to sugar content)
Grains – corn, barley, millet, oats, rice, wheat
High carbohydrate vegetables – beans, parsnips, peas, potatoes, squashes, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, and turnips
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
Post Edited (princesa) : 1/16/2009 8:10:16 AM (GMT-7)