Yeast Infection Diet Plan
Free 3 week Anti-Candida Diet Program

Yeast Infections

Free Diet Plan For Curing Candida

Yeast Infection Diet Plan

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Guidelines
Tips Before Starting Your Diet
The Anti-Candida Diet


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3-Week Yeast Infection Diet Plan: Guidelines

If you are suffering a yeast infection it is worth considering eliminating sugar and yeast from your diet for about 3 weeks. These two ingredients appear to promote the growth of Candida and omitting them will allow your body to heal faster. While this may be difficult to begin with, hopefully you will soon start to feel so much better; that the results will justify the efforts. After 3 weeks you can gradually start to reintroduce your favorite foods and note the results. If symptoms of yeast infections return, you have established which are your personal trigger foods and can work on avoiding or reducing them in the future.

Tips Before Starting Your Diet

• Be sure to read: Candida diet guidelines and check out books on yeast infections for some useful guides.

Clear your kitchen of:

• All sugar, syrups, white breads, sodas, processed breakfast cereals and sodas.
• Fruit, although fruit is good for your health, for this purpose it is high in sugar so ideally it should be avoided.
• Processed or pre-prepared food.
• Anything with food additives or artificial sweeteners.
• All dairy products including milk.

Tip: You can also help your body recover faster by taking some natural remedies for yeast infections.

The Anti-Candida Diet

The following is a list of foods to include and exclude during the 3 weeks of your Candida diet.

Vegetables

Vegetables should play a major role in any anti-yeast or thrush diet. According the US National Cancer Institute people should eat 3 to 5 servings a day. Unfortunately only about 11 percent of Americans achieve this. Vegetables are a rich source of antioxidants which provide protection against free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules which bind to and destroy cells. Free radicals are associated with two of America's biggest killers: Cancer and heart disease. The best way to eat vegetables is in their raw form. If cooking try to avoid overcooking as this can result in the loss of nutrients. Avoid pickled vegetables, certainly for the 3 weeks of your Candida diet.

Vegetables To Include

Include 5 servings of the following vegetables once a day. A serving portion equals 2 cups raw and 1 cup cooked:

Asparagus
Artichoke
Bean sprouts
Broccoli
Beets
Brussels sprouts
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Spinach
Turnip
Kale
Onions
Rhubarb
Sauerkraut
Summer squash
Tomatoes and tomato juice
Zucchini

Free Foods: you can eat as much as you like of these as the calories are offset by the process of digesting them:

Alfalfa sprouts
Bell peppers
Cabbage
Celery
Chicory
Bok Choy
Cucumber
Lettuce
Parsley
Spinach
Turnips
Watercress

Vegetables To Avoid:

Mushrooms
Parsnips
Squash
Potatoes
Yam
Corn

Grains

Grains include whole grain bread and brown rice. They are a major source of good carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin B and minerals. However as most breads contain yeast, bread is best excluded during a Candida diet. Choose 5 servings size a day from the following list (each serving is half a cup):

Brown rice
Barley
Rye
Wheat
Oats
Millet

Beans

Beans are a wonderful source of protein and are the main food staple in many poor countries. They are also rich in other important nutrients and are helpful in controlling blood sugar levels. Half a cup cooked is considered one helping. Include 3 daily servings of any of the following during your Candida diet:

Kidney beans
Lentils
Lima beans
Pinto beans
Soybeans
Split peas
Black-eyed peas
Garbanzo beans

To complete your holistic approach, ensure you read the Causes of Yeast Infections.

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids, protein, vitamin E and minerals. Although they are high in calories, they are low on the GI scale which means they keep us feeling full for longer. In fact, one study in America showed that people who regularly ate seeds and nuts suffered lower rates of obesity. Ideally purchase nuts still in their shells as the shells protect the nuts from radical damage caused by light and air. If you buy nuts unshelled keep them stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Include 3 servings of seeds and 3 servings of nuts a day in your diet.

The following is a list of options with their individual serving size:

Almonds: 8
Brazil nuts: 2 large or 3 small
Flax seeds: 2 tablespoons
Hazelnuts: 4 large or 6 small
Macadamia nuts: 4 large
Pecans: 2 large
Olives: 5 small
Pine nuts: 2 tablespoons
Pumpkin seeds: 2 tablespoons
Sesame seeds: 2 tablespoons
Sunflower seeds: 2 tablespoons
Walnuts: 5 small

Meat, Eggs, Fish

It is possible follow this diet as a vegetarian or vegan, but meat, fish and eggs do provide important nutrients, in particular vitamin B12, amino acids and iron. You will need to take a good multi-vitamin with iron if you want to avoid this food group. Use meat, fish and eggs in small amounts, as a 'taster' to a main meal, rather than the main event. Include 1 serving a day of:

Beef: 4oz
Eggs: 1-2
Fish: 4oz
Lamb: 4oz
Chicken/Turkey: 4oz
Veal: 4oz

Fruits

In severe cases, where a person suffers chronic candidiasis, total exclusion of fruit is recommended for the duration of the 3 weeks of the diet. For those who really cannot survive without fruit, one or two portions a day may be tolerated:

Apple: 1 large
Applesauce (unsweetened): 1 cup
Apricots; 4 medium
Banana: 1 small
Blackberries: 1 cup
Cranberries: 1 cup
Strawberries: 1 cup
Raspberries: 1 cup
Cherries: 20
Dates: 3
Grapefruit: 1
Grapes: 15
Orange: 1 large
Papayes: 1 cup
Peaches: 1 large
Pineapple: 1 cup
Prunes: 4
Tangerines: 2 medium

Fruits To Avoid:

Melons
Watermelons
Cantaloupe melons
Raisins
Dried figs
Dried apricots

Milk & Dairy Products

Should be excluded for the duration of the diet.

Hope you enjoy your free 3 week anti-candida diet plan!

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