Part Two: To Eat or Not to Eat

A few weeks ago, I touched on my acne issues and how I finally kicked them this year with healthy routine and the candida diet. If you want to know the basics of this diet and how I got rid of my acne, here are a couple of links to my past posts:
Overview
Healthy Habits for Healthy Skin

This week, I want to focus on what foods I did and did not eat with the candida diet.

This diet cuts out/limits the foods & beverages that feed a candida overgrowth, so:
Dairy
Sugar
Alcohol
Grains
Caffeine

I didn’t COMPLETELY cut out any of these things, but after a lot of research, here are a list of some of the things I consumed regularly and some of the things I cut out or greatly reduced.

Yes:
A limited amount of local, organic meat
Salmon
Veggies low in starch (leafy greens, brussel sprouts, broccoli, etc)
Fruits low in sugar (lemons, limes, grapefruit, berries, etc)
Brown rice, on occasion
Greek yogurt
Almond milk
Sauerkraut
Hummus
Chickpeas
Beans
Eggs

No:
Pork
Some fish (large fish like tuna and swordfish)
Veggies high in starch (potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, etc)
Fruit high in sugar (pineapple, bananas, pomegranates, etc)
Cheese, ice cream, milk (most dairy)
Bread (or anything containing gluten)
Most grains
Most coffee and caffeinated tea
Alcohol
Refined sugars of any kind

Extra tips:
-Sauerkraut, greek yogurt, and foods high in probiotics are good for this diet.
-Organic and local is the way to go when possible.
-Stevia is a great natural sweetener to use as a sugar alternative.
-Research diatomaceous earth and activated charcoal and how you can use them to supplement this diet.
-Apple cider vinegar is a great addition to this diet as it contributes to a healthy gut.
-If you don’t eat avocados, start now! One of the hard things about this diet is keeping up your caloric intake to have enough energy to make it through the day. Avocados are high in calories and healthy fats.

Thanks for reading! I hope this helps someone out there. ❤

Here are some helpful links if you’re interested in knowing more:
https://draxe.com/candida-diet/
https://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoavoid.htm
https://draxe.com/diatomaceous-earth/

 

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