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One Week Vegan Candida Diet Plan

What is Candida?

Candida is a type of yeast bacteria and is found in all living things. This type of fungus, which is generally involved in the lymphatic system, becomes dangerous when it multiplies more than necessary due to external factors. In short, Candida is an infection that arises from an overgrowth of yeast in the gut.

Easy Candida Test at Home

So what about the flora of your intestines? If you are wondering, do this test when you wake up in the morning.

With a simple test, we can understand the increase of candida yeast in your gut.
Spit on an empty stomach in a glass of drinking water in the morning and watch for 15 minutes. If saliva stays above water, you have healthy intestinal flora. If the saliva collapses to the bottom, if it goes down like a fringe, if it feels like it is snowing, or if it is clouded like rakı in the water, Candida has spoiled your intestinal flora. Let everyone in the house do the test . If your stomach is swollen and painful even if you eat a piece, you cannot relieve the swelling and hardness of your abdomen despite all the diets you have done, you often have constipation problems despite consuming fiber foods, if you cannot find a cure for your eating crises, the reason is probably the candida yeast.

When yeast transforms into fungal form, it produces two very toxic substances called ethanol and acetaldehyde. These two dangerous toxins negatively impact the functionality of our cells. Candida produces toxic substances that contaminate the tissues and weaken the immune system, lungs, kidneys, gallbladder, liver and brain.

Candida is typically not life-threatening, but if left untreated, it can spread and eventually reach the bloodstream.

The most common signs of infection:

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Mouth sores, dryness, oral thrush
  • White tongue when you wake up in the morning
  • Brain fog, dizziness, numbness, spaced-out feeling
  • Concerns and difficulty making decisions, difficulty in concentration
  • Cravings for sugar and other foods made of refined carbs such as pasta, pizza, bread, buns
  • Digestive issues, bloating, gas
  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Sinus infections, swelling and excessive mucus or infection
  • Ear infections, ear pain, earaches, discharges, deafness, abnormal wax build-up
  • Joint pain, painful sides of neck, upper back and shoulders
  • Body itching randomly and skin irritations
  • Cold hands or feet, low body temperature
  • Acne rosacea, vulgaris
  • Hair loss
  • Lose of self-confidence
  • Confusion, mood swings
  • Just feeling sick

Common candida yeast infection reasons:

  • Use of antibiotics
  • Immune system deficiency
  • Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, gluten, white flour, white rice
  • Animal based diets; hormones in animal meat
  • Bad hygiene, wearing tight clothes or synthetic fabrics 
  • Pesticides and chemicals in vegetable, fruits and home cleaning
  • Refined grains, dairy, vinegar, mouldy foods such as camembert (even vegan)
  • Eating too much sweet fruits (especially dried fruit such as dates, raisins)
  • Eating too much acidic foods
  • Lack of alkaline-forming foods 
  • Mould exposure, moldy environment
  • Imbalance between estrogen and progesterone
  • Stress ( You may be eat the healthiest diet, but you can’t beat Candida overgrowth if you’re stressed out.)

It’s important to realise that the basic most fundamental truth regarding the vast majority of health conditions is that there is no such thing as a single cause.

One Week Anti Candida Diet

You can follow an anti candida vegan diet minimum one week, then repeat the saliva test and observe the symptoms on your body.
It is stated that an average of 3 weeks was continued for a complete cleaning.

In the first week, it is aimed to remove the foods that support the formation of Candida yeasts. First, the consumption of sugar, white flour, yeast and alcohol is prohibited. At the same time, restrictions are placed on the consumption of processed foods. It is argued that the fruit turns into sugar in the body and its consumption is restricted in the first week. In the first phase, the majority of the diet consists of vegetables and quality protein sources. Potatoes, peas, carrots and sweet potatoes with high starch content should not be preferred.

When everything returns to normal, some foods (such as peas, carrots, peanuts) that were previously prohibited can be added to the diet. However, since consumption of these foods may cause an increase in Candida again, so these foods should be added to the diet plan gradually. For example , consumtion of peas can be limited with 30 g per day.

This type of diet can be continued until the symptoms are ended. However, there is no fixed time period when it comes to eating your normal diet again. And remember, normal is never going to be filled with dairy, wheat, alcohol and sugary treats!

What to eat on an anti candida diet?

Vegetable varieties; Artichoke,summer squash, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, tomato, eggplant, cucumber, celery, onion, cabbage, zucchini, eggplant, garlic, brussels sprouts, spinach, Swiss chard, kale can be consumed.

And all green leafy vegetables are good on anti candida diet.

Healthy oils; Coconut oil, flax oil, avocado oil, olive oil, almond, walnut and hazelnut can be consumed.

Fruits; Avocados, lemons and lime can be consumed as fruit in the early stages. Lime, sour tangerine, pomegranates and green apple also can be used on a empty stomach, but limited amounts.

In the cereal group; Chia seeds, flax seeds, buckwheat, oat bran, quinoa can be consumed.

Nut group; almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, poppy seeds, pecans

From herbal and spice varieties; Basil, dill, ginger, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme and cloves can be consumed.

It is allowed to consume stevia as a source of sugar.

What are best candida fighting Foods?

Garlic: Garlic contains an antifungal substance called allicin that has been shown to be effective against Candida yeasts.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, which has been shown to fight Candida infections.

Curcumin: Test-tube studies show that curcumin can kill Candida yeasts or at least reduce their growth.

Pomegranate: A test-tube study showed that the plant compounds in pomegranate are beneficial against Candida yeasts.

Choose organic as much as possible. Do your best at purchasing these foods organic or at a local farmer’s market. Unsure of what’s being applied to the produce, just ask the farmer.

It is also important to be mindful while eating. Because digestion begins in our mouth. Don’t be engaged in other activities while eating and just focus on chewing every second.

What to avoid on anti candida diet?

All fermented foods such as nama shoyu, kimchi or sauerkraut 

Straches such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, peas, parsnips, carrot (  if you consume carrots raw, it is ok. If you cook carrots it raises the glycemic index to double that of a raw carrot. )

All cooked legumes ( expect sprouted ones)

Vinegar & All yeasts including nutritional yeast

Alcohol ( any bevereges containing alcohol.) , coffee, green and black tea, chocolate

All gluten grains; wheat, spelt, rye, kamut, farro, barley

All kind of condiments such as ketchup, pickles, bbq, mustard

Peanuts, cashews and pistachios

All syrups and artificial sweeteners, except stevia and xylitol.

Fruits – all sweet fruits and berries, including dried, fresh and canned + fruit juices.

Some people might tolerate potatoes, peas, lentils and winter squashes in small amounts, but it’d be better to avoid those foods for at least 2 weeks because people tend to overeat them compensating all the sugary foods that have been cut out. If you consume raw, it is ok during this period. Because baking and boiling increase glycemic load and this is not good for candida.

Medical Medium Perspective to Fruits on Candida Diet

Although many sources say to avoid sweet fruits in the Candida diet, Medical Medium says that the sugar from the fruit does not feed the candida candida is the messenger of on underlaying issue (e.g. pathogens) and never the problem itself. So that’s a total myth. When the underlaying issue is addressed successfully, candida disappears. A low fat whole food diet rich in fresh fruits and veggies is a strong weapon supporting our central detox organ, the liver, the best way posible.

Below you can see the episode taken from Anthony’s site.

“If you have been diagnosed with Candida, odds are you have been advised to cut all processed foods from your diet, avoid sugar like the plague (including fruit), and to consume a high-protein, high-fat diet. While it is indeed critical to avoid sugar-laden and processed foods such as doughnuts, cakes, cookies, candy, popcorn, pastries, croissants, scones, and bagels, strictly avoiding fruit is unwarranted. Candida does not feed on sugar unless it is from a grain such as corn or wheat, and it does not feed on natural fruit sugar.

Importantly, the natural fructose in fruit is bonded with beneficial compounds, including antioxidants, minerals, phytochemicals, and even cancer-killing micronutrients that help kill pathogens such as strep, E. coli, C. diff, staph, and viruses that are likely responsible for your increased Candida (again, increased Candida levels are actually a defense mechanism designed to prevent these pathogens from proliferating). Thus, fruit is your anti-Candida secret weapon because it is your “broad-spectrum” anti-pathogen secret weapon!

If you’re still fearful of fruit, bear in mind that the sugars from fruit leave your stomach in about three to six minutes, and the sugar doesn’t reach the intestinal tract. What does reach the intestinal tract is the skin, pulp, and fiber in fruit, which actually helps to clear the intestines of things like SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and other pathogen-related conditions. Apart from fruit, other forms of sugar—cane sugar, beet sugar, agave nectar, corn syrup, etc.—do feed Candida and other pathogens, so you should indeed avoid these things.”

Source: https://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/truth-about-your-candida

ONE WEEK SAMPLE VEGAN CANDIDA DIET

Below I share the one-week meal plan we prepared and tried. It can help with what you can eat on a candida diet as a vegan. You can arrange your favorite ingredients by adding more and removing the ones you don’t like. For a balanced diet, it is best to consume certain vegetables and fruits little by little and observe your body’s signals. Some people can easily digest lentils or peas as well. You can try small amounts and decide yourself.

Day 1
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
08:00 Cucumber salad with raw garlic, onion, sumac, lemon juice
10:00 A handful of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or 4 walnuts
12:00 Cooked quinoa with stir-fry cubed veggies such as zucchini, garlic, cabbage, leek, eggplant
17:00 Artichoke soup and raw veggie salad
18:00 Green juice with Swiss chard, sour green apple, cucumber, celery, mint
19:30 Carob powder dissolved in warm water

Day 2
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
08:00 A cup of pomegranates
10:00 Cucumber salad with raw garlic, onion, sumac, pumpkin seeds, lemon juice
12:00 Ratatouille made without potato
17:00 Nori sushi filled with cauliflower rice and preferred raw veggies, herbs
18:00 Chia pudding made with coconut milk ( alternatively almond milk, rose water), vanilla and almond butter
19:00 Warm water with lemon or fresh ginger or carob coffee

Day 3
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
08:45 Broccoli soup lightly steamed with onions, garlic and with ginger addition
12:00 Sprouted buckwheat pilaf with leek, flax seeds, brazil nuts and parsley
17:00 Zucchini noodle with guacamole sauce
18:30 Carob coffee or warm water with fresh ginger

Day 4
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
09:00 Gluten free oat porridge made with coconut milk, flax seeds, chia, sunflower seeds and chopped walnuts
12:00 Millet with artichoke cream and sumac or artichoke with almond cream and green peas
15:00 Kale chips with sunflower lemon cream
17:00 Oat tofu with raw veggies; sliced purple cabbage, swiss chard, cucumber, zucchini, green beans
18:00 Carob coffee or warm water with fresh ginger or lemon

Day 5
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
09:00 Cucumber salad with raw garlic, onion, sumac, lemon juice
10:30 A handful of hazelnuts or walnuts
12:00 Oven fried brussel sprouts with guacamole sauce
15:00 Chia pudding made with coconut milk ( alternatively almond milk, rose water), vanilla and almond butter
17:00 Cauliflower soup with pumpkin seeds

Day 6
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
09:00 Bircher Muesli; gf oats, coconut flakes, chia seeds, chopped hazelnuts, grated ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, stevia if needed.
12:00 Cooked quinoa with stir fry asparagus, garlic, onion, red bell peppers and fresh dill.
15:00 Spicy rutabaga ( chopped into cubes and stir fry with onions, chili peppers, paprika, coconut oil)
18:00 Stir-fry fresh vegetables; cauliflower, broccoli, celery, zucchini with lemon tahini sauce
19:00 Carob coffee if needed.

Day 7
07:00 Fresh celery juice 16oz
09:00 Gluten free waffles made with oat flour, chia or flax egg, sliced Granny Smith apples, nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon zest
12:00 Cauliflower curry with leek, peppers, green onions
15:00 Chia carob coconut pudding
18:00 White cabbage rolls with quinoa lemon juice, fresh dill, turmeric filling
19:00 Warm water with fresh ginger or lemon


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