Candida Diet

  • Stevia is ok as a sugar substitute, but Xylitol is even better because it is a proven anti-fungal and inhibits candida yeast. It has also been proven to reduce tooth decay. It is also very heat stable and makes a great cooking and baking substitute
  • NO Fruit or fruit juices – except for green apples, berries, avocados, grapefruit, lemons, limes – although some other fruits are ok, as long as they are not overripe, such as green bananas
  • NO egg substitutes
  • Eggs are good, organic is best as they contain the correct omega fatty acids ratio
  • NO margarine or butter substitutes
  • Butter
  • Organic low-fat yoghurt
  • Cream cheese
  • Soft white cheese such as mozzarella
  • Unsweetened whipping cream
  • Sour cream made from real cream
  • NO potatoes and legumes for the first two weeks, after that you can eat in moderation
  • Fresh vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice
  • NO coffee or tea – but you can have organic in moderation
  • Herbal teas
  • NO fizzy drinks
  • Water
  • NO grains – including pasta, white rice, corn, wheat
  • Short grain brown rice
  • AFTER 2 weeks – oasts can be added along with basmati rice, oatmeal, quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, barley, flour tortillas and sour dough bread in moderation
  • NO yeast – bread, mushrooms, pastries, alcohol
  • Whiskey and water, vodka, freshly squeezed lime/lemon and soda – fine in moderation
  • NO pickles, salad dressings, green olives or soy sauce
  • Homemade salad dressings of olive oil, lemon juice and Xylitol is fine
  • Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and black olives not aged in vinegar are ok
  • NO partially hydrogenated oils including corn and peanuts
  • Coconut oil, olive, grape seed and flax seed oils in a cold pressed formula when available are ok
  • NO peanuts, peanut products or pistachio nuts
  • Raw nuts including pecans, almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds are ok
  • NO VINEGARS these include tomato sauce (ketchup), mustard, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pickles, pickled peppers, chilli sauce, salad dressings, green olives, horseradish, dips, mayonnaise
  • You can make your own mustard from mustard powder
  • Make your own mayonaisse
  • Tuna, swordfish, shark and shellfish may have a high mercury content


  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Bell peppers
  • Brussel sprouts
  • All the cabbages
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots – raw is better
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kelp
  • All lettuce
  • Onion
  • Pumpkin/ sweet potato/ butternut (in moderation)
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • All summer squash: courgette, pattypan
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Aloe vera
  • Rhubarb
  • Yucca
  • All herbs

GOOD MEATS: (Grass Fed and Organic is best)

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Goat
  • Poultry
  • Ostrich
  • Pork in moderation (as it is usually irradiated)
  • Liver
  • Wild game

GOOD FISH and SEAFOOD: Fish and shellfish must not contain nitrates, sulphites, nor other preservatives, i.e. sodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, etc. Canned fish should be packed in spring water or olive oil.

  • Shrimp
  • Octopus/ Squid
  • Anchovy
  • Caviar
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Flounder
  • Red Snapper
  • Wild Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Haddock
  • Sole
  • Catfish
  • Sturgeon
  • Perch
  • White fish
  • Bass
  • Tout
  • Sardines
  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Oysters
  • Prawns

ALKALINE AND ACIDIC FOODS FOR THE CANDIDA DIET: (Try to eat from the Alkaline 70% of the time) If any of these foods cause a problem for you, stop eating it


  • Sea Salt
  • Mineral Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Seaweed
  • Onion
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Raspberry
  • Pineapple


  • Green Apples
  • Spices
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Avocados
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Kale
  • Grapefruit
  • Parsley
  • Rocket
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Raw carrots
  • Strawberries
  • Squash
  • Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Most herbs
  • Almonds
  • Green tea
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Fresh coconut
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Sesame seeds
  • Leek
  • Bell pepper
  • Cauliflower
  • Black Olives
  • Cabbage
  • Radish
  • Egg yolks
  • Quail eggs
  • Raw goats milk and whey
  • Olive oil
  • Blackberry
  • Sprouted grains


  • Oats
  • Duck eggs
  • Ginger tea
  • Ghee
  • Quinoa
  • Wild rice
  • Coconut oil
  • Flax oil
  • Chives
  • Celery
  • Most seeds
  • Coriander
  • Blueberries


  • Butter
  • Plain yoghurt


  • Pumpkin seed oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Cream
  • Goat/ sheep cheese
  • Spinach
  • Fava beans
  • Black eyed peas
  • String beans
  • Rhubarb
  • Coconut
  • Venison
  • Fish
  • Wild duck
  • Triticale
  • Millet
  • Amaranth
  • Kasha
  • Brown rice
  • Pine nuts


  • Buckwheat
  • Kamut
  • Almond oil
  • Tofu
  • Pinto beans/ white beans/ navy beans/ red beans/ adzuki beans/ lima beans
  • Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Black tea
  • Wild game meat
  • Lamb
  • Mutton
  • Boar
  • Elk
  • Goose
  • Turkey
  • Mollusks


  • Nutmeg
  • Pork
  • Veal
  • Mussels
  • Squid
  • Chicken
  • Green peas
  • Snow peas
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Cranberry
  • Pomegranate
  • Pecans
  • Palm kernel oil


  • Beef
  • Pheasant
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cocoa

2 thoughts on “Candida Diet

    • Hi Megan,

      1 egg yolk
      75mls Canola oil (for Banting use Coconut Oil or Macadamia Nut Oil)
      1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
      1/4 tsp mustard powder
      1/4 tsp paprika
      1/4 tsp Xylitol (sugar substitute)
      Salt and pepper to taste

      The secret to making the perfect mayo is patience!
      Add the oil, literally one drop at a time, to the egg yolk and whisk after every addition
      Adding the oil slowly will ensure a thick mayo that doesn’t split
      Once the yolk has become a pale yellow and the mixture has thickened, you can add the lemon juice
      And whisk again
      Slowly add the rest of the ingredients (don’t have a heavy hand with this, you want the mayo to have a subtle flavour)
      Finish adding the oil, you can be a bit quicker, and whisk
      You may want to add a tablespoon of hot water to loosen the mayonnaise

      If you have a Bamix or something similar, you can combine all the ingredients together and mix in one go

      Kind regards,

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