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Foods to Avoid With Candida Albicans

Candida albicans is a yeast that can sometimes overgrow in the body, causing an array of unpleasant side effects including fatigue, weight gain, bloating, depression, mood swings, headaches as well as muscle and joint pain. The diet recommended to get rid of candida is a low-carbohydrate and low-sugar diet, which has the objective of depriving the yeast of its main food source 4.

Potatoes

Potatoes contain a lot of carbohydrates which are quickly turned into sugar and likely to serve as food for the yeast candida albicans. For example, a cup of mashed potatoes provides 35.3 g carbohydrates while 20 strips of french fries provide 71.9 g carbohydrates.

Grains

Does the Candida Diet Allow Whole Grain Bread?

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All grains provide high amounts of carbohydrates and should be eliminated from your diet to get rid of candida 4. These foods also include:

  • bread
  • crackers
  • breakfast cereals
  • pasta
  • granola bars
  • oatmeal
  • cookies
  • other baked goods

Peanuts and Legumes

Legumes, like beans and lentils, have a high carbohydrate content which is not suitable for the candida diet 4. As for peanuts, they are not considered a nut, but rather belong to the legume family. Although peanuts have a lower carbohydrate content compared to other legumes, they are likely to be contaminated with molds, which can promote or maintain candida overgrowth.

Sugar

Yeast & Sugar Free Diet

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Sugar cannot be consumed when following the candida diet, at least during the first phase to increase your chances of getting rid of it 4. Of course any desserts or foods containing added sugar are also off-limits to eliminate candida albicans 4.

Alcohol

Alcohol is also best to be avoided because the sugar it contains can also serve as food for candida albicans. Stay away from wine, beer and spirits to help you get rid of this yeast.

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