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Commonly Asked Candida Diet Questions

This page has been set up to address some of the candida diet questions that we have been asked over the years. It is also a work in progress with constant updates added all the time as we get the pages written up. So if you have a question, please feel free to use the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to as soon as possible.

A Brief Review of What Candida Yeast Needs to Grow

  • Candida yeast needs various vitamins and minerals for growth. Such as biotin, zinc, various B vitamins, and most importantly sugar.
  • All species of Candida can survive comfortably in a pH range of 2.5 to 8.0 so an alkaline diet is not going to help.

  • An acidic diet is not going to help either because a ph of 2.5 is so low your body will compensate by stealing minerals from your bones to offset the acidity.

  • You are better off eating a diet that is more neutral ph so you can maintain good health.

  • Candida yeast grows in a temperature range of 68°F to 98.6°F. The body's normal temperature is 98.6°F with many people coming in slightly lower thus creating a perfect environment for yeast to grow.
  • All species of candida grow best under aerobic conditions, which means that they prefer oxygen. They will however grow under elevated conditions of carbon dioxide although that growth is slowed.
  • We know that Candida uses glucose (sugar and fructose) as a carbon source for growth; so an effective Candida diet must limit sugar from all sources.
  • However, studies have shown that very low carb Candida diets which result in low blood sugar to the point of ketosis, end up inhibiting the neutrophil mediated immune response against Candida. So shutting down your immune system by eliminating all carbs is not a good idea!

In addition to the questions below, here are overall pages on the Candida Diet.

Candida Diet Good Foods

Candida Diet Bad Foods

Candida Diet Questions

Questions About Dairy Foods

Are dairy foods allowed on the candida diet?  Is Cheese Ok on The Candida Diet?

Questions About Grains & Seeds

Facts About Wheat and Roundup.               What You Need to Know About Grains.

Is Corn Allowed on The Candida diet?          Are Oats ok on The Candida diet?

Is Buckwheat Ok on The Candida Diet?      Is Brown Rice Ok on The Candida Diet?

Is Quinoa Ok on The Candida Diet?           Almonds, Almond Flour & Milk on The Diet

Questions About Legumes

Are Peas Ok on The Candida diet?

Questions About Drinks

Is Coconut Milk Ok on The Candida Diet?

Questions About Fruits

Is Papaya Ok on The Candida Diet?             Are Bananas Ok on The Candida Diet?

Are Apples Ok on The Candida Diet?            Is Jackfruit Ok on The Candida Diet?

Are Oranges Ok on The Candida Diet?


Is Carob Ok on The Candida Diet?                Is Popcorn Ok on The Candida Diet?

More coming soon!

Candida Diet Recipes

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Candida Diet Vegetable Recipes                  Candida Diet Chicken Recipes

Candida Diet Beef Recipes                          Candida Diet Fish Recipes

Candida Diet Desert Recipes

Posted 11/28/2020

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