Low Carb Foods Are A Good Choice When You've Got Candida Overgrowth
So then, Which Are The High Carb Foods?
Okay, we know that for our purposes, low carb foods are a smart choice when ridding the body of excess candida yeast.
Carbohydrates digest as sugars, and yeast loves sugar.
So, let’s look at what carbohydrates actually are, and what foods contain them.
Fruit Lovers! - Low Carb Fruit Choices
The three main types of carbohydrates are:
- starch (also known as complex carbohydrates)
Foods high in starch are definitely not low carb foods. They include:
- grains & anything made from grain flours: wheat, oats, barley, quinoa, millet, rice, etc.
- legumes: beans, lentils, peas etc.
- starchy vegetables: potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, corn and yams
Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods.
When you consume dietary fiber, most of it passes through the intestines and is not digested.
The carbohydrates in fiber do not offer us any nutrients or energetic values.
We obtain plenty of fiber in the candida recipes with a bountiful assortment of plant foods (including vegetables & non-sweet fruits, leafy greens, herbs, nuts, seeds, sprouts) and they're low carb foods!
Foods high in fiber include:
- vegetables and fruits
- leafy greens
- whole grains
- nuts and seeds
Sugar is another kind of carbohydrate.
You will find sugar in:
- Naturally occurring sugars such as those in milk or fruit.
- Maple syrup, honey, molasses, etc...
- Sugars added to foods during processing.
Common names for sugar include:
Table sugar, brown sugar, beet sugar,
cane sugar, confectioner's sugar, powdered sugar, raw sugar,
turbinado, molasses, corn syrup, rice syrup, golden syrup,
honey, malt, malt syrup or malted anything, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, and sugar cane syrup.
Chemical names for sugars include sucrose (table sugar), fructose (fruit sugar), and lactose (milk sugar).
There’s also glucose, levulose, maltose, galactose, and mannose. Anything that ends “ose” is a derivative of sugar.
Then there are sugars with names that end with “in”, like dextrin and maltodextrin.
There are also sugars made from date palm, sugar maple, sorghum, and beets.
Sugar alcohols - sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol, are metabolized more slowly than sugar, but are eventually used by the body as sugar.
Of course, beware of the artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes including aspartame and saccharin.
Avoid Nutrasweet, Sweet n’ Low, Splenda, Equal and all the rest of the fake sweeteners.
Food manufaturers can claim them as low carb foods, but let's be honest here, they're fake foods! They're made from dangerous chemicals and can cause serious harm to our bodies. No thanks!
It gets pretty confusing!
The safest bet is to stick with the recommendations on the
Foods To Include
If you have a nagging sweet tooth, try a stevia-sweetened dessert.
"What? We can have dessert on a candida diet?"
You didn't think I'd leave you in the dark with a total lack of sweetness in your life, did you? Fear not, my friends!
(the whole herb as well as a liquid extract form) to sweeten foods and beverages. It's delicious, 100% natural, with no sugars.
Yup! That's right, my stevia recipes will help you make all-natural, low carb treats!
Low Carb Coconut Macaroon Recipe
Low Carb Fruits
All our vegetable recipes are low carb
All our coconut recipes are low carb
All our beverage recipes are low carb
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Candida Diet Guidelines