We often make meals for those who have candida and are wanting to get rid of the imbalance in their body. It is actually more common then you think. In fact a recent study came out showing that nearly 70% of all people may be suffering from In this case, we always consult with their doctor to come up with the best meal plan for them using our knowledge and their doctor’s knowledge of this particular patient. If you’re not familiar with candida, in a nutshell it is a fungal infection that occurs due to an imbalance in your gut flora or a weakened immune system. All of us have candida in our bodies such as in our intestines, mouth or on our skin. The problem arises when there becomes an overgrowth or too much candida in the body.
It is often difficult for doctors to diagnose candida because it mimics other symptoms and is not readily apparent. Symptoms for candida often include fatigue, joint pain, poor memory, abdominal pain, intestinal pain, diarrhea and constipation and muscle aches to name a few. As you can tell, these symptoms are very open-ended and so a person might be experiencing these things and not even know they have it. If your doctor did diagnosis you with candida, it is imperative that you go on an anti-fungal diet so that you don’t feed the candida and make the problem worse.
An anti-fungal diet usually involves avoiding sugar, gluten and dairy or anything that could cause yeast to multiple in your body. To help you better understand what things to eat and avoid, we’ve come up with a sample list along with Dr. Rector from Southlake Wellness Center.
Foods You Should Eat:
VEGETABLES: (low in sugar)
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cabbage & Bok Choy
- Green and Red Pepper
- Green such as spinach, collards, kale, leeks, etc.
- Dried beans, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, black-eyed peas
- Radishes and Turnips
- and more
MEATS AND EGGS:
- Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel
- Beef (Organic in limited quantities)
- and more
RAW NUTS & BUTTERS:
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
- NO PEANUTS!
WHOLE GRAINS: (limited to 2 servings a day)
- Brown Rice
- Yeast-free, dairy-free and sugar-free breads
- and more
Foods You Should Avoid:
- Sugar and quick-acting carbohydrates
- Processed meats – if organic can be consumed
- Refined carbohydrates (bread, pasta, crackers)
- Vegetables with high sugar content like carrots and corn
- Alcoholic beverages
- Mushrooms and other edible fungi
- Coffee and Teas
I know these lists may seem daunting, but in general these are good guidelines to follow if you have candida. Of course, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor as to what is right for YOU. By helping our clients follow an anti-fungal diet, we have seen candida clear up in a matter of weeks! It can be done on the right diet.
If you have any questions or concerns or were just diagnosed with candida, feel free to reach out to us and we will work with your doctor to set up a customized meal delivery service to help you get rid of it in no time!