- I cut out processed sugars, all fruits, grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables.
- Go Green! Green veggies are one of the best things for combating candida, especially leafy greens. That means all sorts of lettuces, kale, collards, swiss chard, arugula, watercress, spinach and dandelion leaves. The more bitter the better! Try this fantastic seasonal veggie and umeboshi soup!
- Non-leafy green veggies are also great for fighting candida. This includes zucchini, green beans, broccoli and cucumbers.
- For other Candida-friendly recipes, try these Omega-packed kale salad, Shakshuka (baked eggs), and cauliflower "rice"!
Candida is a type of yeast that is normal and present in all healthy bodies. Candida only becomes problematic when its growth gets out of control. This can happen for a variety of reasons. In my case it was overuse/overexposure to antibiotics and a high sugar/high carb diet. Here are some lifestyle changes that I recommend to anyone who has just been diagnosed, or is experiencing the symptoms of Candida yeast overgrowth. 1) Dietary changes: