Foods for the Anti-Candida Diet

Foods for the Anti-Candida Diet

anti-Candida dietQ. Which foods should I eat to help eliminate my intestinal Candida?

A. The Anti-Candida Diet is extremely important when dealing with Candida. A number of dietary factors appear to promote the growth of Candida. The most important Candida growth factors are a high intake of sugar (table sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, corn syrup, candy, soft drinks, fruit (except cranberries and lemons), milk and other dairy products, and foods containing yeast such as flour products.


Sugar is the chief food source for Candida Albicans. It is well accepted that restriction of sugar intake is an absolute necessity in the treatment of chronic candidiasis. Limitation of refined carbohydrates is also a good idea (bread, pasta, cereal, foods made with flour) since they can also feed yeast.


There are several reasons to restrict or eliminate the intake of milk.

  • The high lactose content promotes the overgrowth of Candida.
  • Milk is one the most frequent food allergens.
  • Milk may contain trace levels of antibiotics which can further disrupt the GI bacterial flora and promote Candida Overgrowth.


Patients with chronic candidiasis should avoid foods with a high content of yeast or mold, including alcoholic beverages, cheeses, dried fruits, and peanuts.

If you are losing too much weight, you may need to add some fat to your food to build up the calories. Try things like adding olive oil to veggies, include avocados, more nuts like walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds and cashews. You may need in increase the amount of protein you are eating as well. If you need more in-depth help than what I have provided so far as a complimentary service, I would recommend purchasing an Initial Nutritional Consultation from our website. Also, please see our website for information on the most helpful nutritional supplements for Candida.

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