1) Green Tea - Green tea is often shunned for those on an anti-candida diet, mostly because of its caffeine content. However, recent research suggests that green tea has incredibly strong properties for fighting candida.
2) Lemon Ginger Tea - Lemon Ginger Tea is one of the best things you can drink for eliminating candida. "I use 2 tablespoons of peeled and diced ginger root steeped in 2 cups of boiling water. I drink this tea twice a day (morning/night). It stops the growth of candida and cleanses the system as well. I happened upon a clinical study that showed ginger as an effective fighter against fungal infections and thought I would try it. I am pleased with how I am feeling after one week of my trial. My spit tests are coming out clear every morning and I do not seem to be suffering any die off effects (ginger has me eliminating 3 times a day, remaining solid as well). I am sleeping well, have more energy, can think clearly, and pain has almost gone completely" (Link).
3) Peppermint Tea - "Try cinnamon tea, chamomile tea, peppermint tea, ginger tea or licorice tea. All these have antifungal properties that will help with your Candida overgrowth." (Link).
4) Consider these Five Supplements - Some of the most powerful supplements to fight candida include garlic, ginger, oregano oil, spirulina and homeopathy. These five supplements are extremely powerful in reversing candida overgrowth in a person's body.
5) Avoid Processed Foods! - Possibly the worst foods on an anti-candida diet are processed foods that retain very little of their original nutritional value or resemblance. These include foods like processed sugar, potato chips, cupcakes, pizza, beer, fried foods, pop, cheese, ketchup, French fries and even gluten.
6) Eat foods high in chlorophyll - Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plant foods green. So, most green vegetables, as unprocessed as possible, are excellent on an anti-candida diet. Some example of high chlorophyll foods include steamed broccoli, green peppers and vegetable salads. "Another benefit of the alkaline and antibacterial nature of chlorophyll is its potential to fight fungus, namely the common yeast known as Candida albicans." As one 2007 study found, "'Chlorophyll-based solution presents effective antimicrobial activity of C. albicans'" (Link).
7) Brown Rice is OK - "Mainly the eating plan consists of
meat, chicken, vegetable's, garlic, brown rice, oats and soy milk. Oh, and
yoghurt really helps. The garlic and other herbs kill the
candida spores" (Link).
8) Eat Raw Fruits and Vegetables - "Most people eating a raw food diet to cure Candida find that they don’t need to eliminate fruit entirely. However, it may be best to emphasize low glycemic fruits such as berries, citrus and apples, at least in the initial stages of treatment.
The majority of Candida patients can benefit from an increase in their intake of raw foods. However, it is not always a good idea to suddenly switch to a 100% raw food diet" (Link).
As one testimonial reads: "When I'm eating cooked foods I can eat a few extra pieces of fruit a day and have an enormous negative candida reaction. When I'm 100% raw for over two months I can literally live on orange juice and eat spoonfulls of honey on their own and feel fabulous with no sign of any candida." (Link)
9) Organic Potatoes - "Given their nutritional value and health benefits, I’ll vote to keep potatoes in my anti-candida diet. When deciding which variety to buy, I always lean toward the reskinned variety if possible, since they’re lowest for both glycemic index and glycemic load. In fact, I ate potatoes from Stage 2 of the ACD, and being able to enjoy that kind of familiar comfort food kept me on track with the diet" (Link).
10) Exercise - "Exercise increases energy levels, mental alertness, and feelings of well-being, and it helps fight fatigue caused by candida. Even better: Aerobic exercise requires extensive amounts of oxygen that starve the yeast cells and kill candida growth" (Link).