Candida Control Diet

Surely you’ve heard the expression “you are what you eat.”

Candida research supports the significant impact of diet on lessening or increasing symptoms of overgrowth. While taking Aquaflora products, we suggest following a Candida-control diet*. Don't view this as a “diet” in the traditional sense; view it as a whole approach to your wellness. At first, you may crave the foods you shouldn’t eat the most, but you are in control!

 

Foods Allowed Foods to Avoid

Vegetables:

  • All vegetables, excluding mushrooms and corn.
  • Potatoes should be used sparingly (only 1-2 times per week)
  • Scrub all vegetables well, and also peel or skin when possible.

Vegetables:

  • Corn
  • Mushrooms

 

 

Meats:

  • Bison
  • Beef (small amounts 1 time per week)
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Veal

Meats:

  • Processed & packaged meats (all)
  • Hamburger
  • Hot dogs
  • Sausage

 

Seafood:

  • Crab
  • Fish
  • Lobster
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna

Seafood:

  • Fish containing additives
  • High-mercury fish
  • Farm-raised, which may have residual antibiotics

 

Dairy:

  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Raw ottage cheese (small amount)

 

 

Dairy:

  • All cheeses
  • Buttermilk
  • Cow & goat milk
  • Margarine
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt

Condiments:

  • Fresh herbs (i.e., basil, parsley, etc.)
  • Sea salt, pepper spice (without additives, MSG, etc.)
  • Homemade mayonnaise
  • Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

Condiments:

  • Catsup
  • Gravy
  • Mustard
  • Jams & jellies
  • Pickles
  • Relish
  • Soy oil
  • Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • Tamari
  • Worcestershire
  • Spices with yeast, sugar or additives
  • Dried herbs (mold collects on leaves during drying process)
  • Salad dressing (unless no added sugar and only raw apple cider vinegar is added)
  • All vinegars (except raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar)

Beans & Legumes:

  • All are acceptable, except fermented soy products (i.e., miso, tempeh)
  • Eliminate this group for the first month then eat no more than 3 times a week

Beans & Legumes:

  • Peas
  • No fermented soy products

 

Fruits:

  • Apples (Granny Smith only, peeled)
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruits:

  • Apples (except Granny Smith)
  • Apricots
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Dried fruits
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges

Oils:

  • Flaxseed (do not heat)
  • Sesame oil, Sunflower oil (not for cooking, just flavoring)
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut (best for cooking)

Oils:

  • Peanut oils
  • Processed oils
  • Hydrogenated oils

 

Beverages:

  • Filtered water
  • Herbal teas (in moderation)

 

 

Beverages:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Fruit juices
  • Soda (diet & regular)
  • Tea (all caffeinated and decaf – except herbal)

Nuts & Seeds:

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macademia nuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnut
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

Nuts & Seeds:

  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios

 

 

 

 

Sweeteners:

  • Stevia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweeteners:

  • Aspartame
  • Barley malt
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Honey
  • Maltodexterin
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Sorbitol
  • White sugar
  • Raw cane
  • Juice crystals
  • Sucralose

Grains:

  • Amaranth
  • Barley*
  • Brown Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Oats*
  • Pasta (wheat-free whole grains)
  • Quinoa
  • Rye*
  • Wild rice
  • Pizza crust (100% wheat and yeast-free)

* If gluten-intolerant, avoid wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt.

Grains:

  • Breads (unless wheat-, dairy-, yeast- and sugar-free)
  • Cereals (unless wheat-, dairy- and sugar-free)
  • Corn
  • Kamut
  • Pasta
  • Spelt
  • White rice
  • Wheat
  • White flour

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Carob (unsweetened)
  • Salsa (fresh with no vinegar or sugar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Donuts
  • Gelatin
  • Gum
  • Fried foods
  • Muffins
  • Pastry
  • Pizza
  • Processed foods (all)
  • Smoked, dried, pickled or cured foods
Tip: Adhere to the diet as closely as possible.  Read labels and check for ingredients that are on the "avoid list."  After a month, slowly reintroduce foods that are on the "Foods to Avoid" list back into your diet. You will be able to tell which foods you can tolerate. Tip: Remember to stay away from these foods for at least the first month and slowly introduce each food – one at a time – back into your diet. You should be able to tell what your body will accept at this time. If you get a reaction, don't fret; try again later.