Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (2023)

In the Thryve Gut Health Program, we pride ourselves in crafting a healthy gut diet plan that will boost beneficial stomach bacteria and help rebuild gut flora. One of our go-tos for best gut health foods are fermented fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, if you suffer from Candida overgrowth, you may want to steer clear of these probiotic foods. Let’s learn why Candida overgrowth and fermented foods don’t mix.

Why Fermented Foods for Gut Health?

For those who are suffering gastrointestinal distress and other uncomfortable GI problems, some of the best foods for gut health are fermented. The reason for this food recommendation comes down to the very thing you’re trying to replenish–probiotics.

Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (1)

Fermented foods were first discovered as a means of preservation. Fruits and vegetables were pickled in a brine of vinegar and/or salt. These all-natural preservatives ensured that the fruits and veggies enjoyed an elongated shelf life. However, we know now that this preservation method offers much more.

As the pickled fruits and vegetables sit in the brine, yeasts within the contained atmosphere begin to feast on carbs. That means they start to eat the sugars in the food for energy.

Just like us, the yeasts expel waste. In the case of fermented foods, the yeasts’ trash is our treasure. Yeast dispels probiotics into the brine that enrich the preserved edibles. This process creates probiotic foods that have shown to improve intestinal flora for those who consume them.

How Fermented Foods Strengthen the Gut Biome

You can liken eating fermented foods to taking gut health supplements. When you consume probiotic foods, the beneficial bacteria enter your digestive system.

Research suggests that certain probiotic strains are beneficial in:

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  • Battling GI Disorders 1
  • Fighting off GI Problems (ex. Bloating, Feeling Constipated, Diarrhea, etc.) 2
  • Improving Mental Health 3
  • Fighting Inflammation 4
  • Weight Loss 5
  • Boosting Immune System 6
  • Rejuvenating Skin Cells 7

As you can see, eating probiotic foods have a load of benefits that compliment every aspect of your everyday life. That is, unless you are suffering from Candida overgrowth.

Candida Overgrowth and the Microbiome

Our microbiome is a diverse community consisting of trillions of microbes. These microbes can be anything from beneficial gut flora like Bacteroides that fight depression, agglutinins from food particles that trigger immune responses, or yeast like Candida that cause GI problems.
Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (2)

For the most part, our system can handle an influx of harmful stomach bacteria or inflammatory molecules like gluten. However, a lifetime of poor dietary decisions, sedentary living, and stress can make the processing of these molecules more difficult. Eventually, the good intestinal flora begins to suffer, giving way to inflammation.

In turn, opportunistic microbes start to grow beyond the confined areas they’ve been allotted.

This biological process may lead to fungal infections such as Candida overgrowth.

What is Candida Overgrowth?

In general, Candida is considered a good microbe for your system to have. This fungus lives in your digestive tract. Before developing GI problems, Candida helps in everything from the digestion of food to absorbing nutrients in the small intestine 8.

Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (3)
Candida is a very efficient yeast. Therefore, your body doesn’t require much of this fungus to carry out such pivotal functions. The way that your gut biome contains this opportunistic yeast is thanks to probiotic bacteria and intestinal flora 9.

In a healthy gut biome, a diverse group of probiotics will ensure that Candida doesn’t leave the small intestine. However, the diversity of probiotics in our system gets compromised each passing year. Seconding with the rise of Leaky Gut Syndrome, the beneficial intestinal flora is stretched a bit thin. This lapse in efficiency lends credence to Candida overgrowth.

How Does Candida Overgrowth Happen?

Normally, we would suggest fermented foods to someone trying to improve the GI problems. Fermented foods can help destroy the inflammation that is causing free radicals to pop up. Plus, they replenish the probiotics in your gut biome that will keep Candida at bay. However, if Candida has already left the small intestine, then you need to devise a new game plan.

Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (4)

As we mentioned, Candida is a yeast. Like we learned about when discussing fermented fruits and vegetables, yeasts feed on sugar for survival. Anyone who follows the Standard American Diet (SAD) has a ton of sugar clogging up their gut biome.

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The Western Diet transforms Candida into a kid in a candy shop…literally.

When you consume fermented foods, you are also digesting its prebiotics. Therefore, you are assisting in the growth of Candida in your system.

So, if Candida has left the small intestine, you will only make it stronger by consuming foods rich in sugars, no matter how “healthy” those sugars are.

Foods to Avoid with Candida Overgrowth

Now that you understand how Candida overgrowth happens, here is a list of probiotic foods you should avoid:

  • Beer
  • Champagne
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Kombucha
  • Kraut
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Vinegar
  • Wine
  • Yogurt
  • Once you eliminate these foods from your diet, you’re on the right path to fighting off your Candida overgrowth. Here is how to treat your condition.

    How to Treat Candida Overgrowth

    Seeing as Candida loves sugar, the first step to battling Candida overgrowth is to stop supplying the yeast. Just like an episode of Intervention, you can no longer enable this disruptor of your gut biome. Starve out your Candida overgrowth by ignoring your sweet tooth, ditching fermented foods, and steering clear of allergens such as gluten.

    Caprylic Acid Supplements for Candida

    From there, you want to use supplements that will help destroy Candida cells. One of the most effective gut health supplements for Candida is caprylic acid.

    Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (6)

    Caprylic acid is one of the primary saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. Research on caprylic acid suggests that this compound can penetrate the cells walls of Candida 10.

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    When this happens, the Candida overgrowth dies off, effectively detoxifying the gut biome.

    Caprylic Acid for Candida vs Diflucan

    One study looked at the effectiveness of caprylic acid in treating vaginal Candida overgrowth compared to prescription medicine, Diflucan 10.

    Results found,

    “One optimal dose of Diflucan, or Caprylic acid taken orally or externally applied, rapidly reduced the symptoms significantly.”

    Acupunct Electrother Res.

    Even more fascinating, in some instances, caprylic acid seemed superior. Researchers also noticed that this saturated fatty acid was more effective in increasing normal cell telomeres (NCT).

    Telomeres are nucleotide sequences at the end of cells. They are believed to be critical in the lifespan of cells.

    The study comparing caprylic acid and Diflucan stated,

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    “We found that an optimal dose of Caprylic acid increases normal cell telomere (NCT) to a desirable 750 ng BDORT units while Diflucan increases NCT by only 25 ng BDORT units.”

    Acupunct Electrother Res.

    These findings are exciting because it means you can start regenerating your gut biome to how it was before the Candida overgrowth. Once you have the right supplement to choke out the excess Candida, you need to up your probiotic firewall around the small intestine.

    Microbiome Testing and Candida

    Candida overgrowth is the number one fungal infection. While probiotic foods are good for preventing Candida overgrowth, eating fermented foods after Candida overgrowth can be catastrophic for the gut biome. (7)If you have Candida overgrowth, it didn’t happen overnight. There were a series of events that set off a chain of reactions that made Candida overgrowth possible. The kick-starter for those chain of unfortunate events is the other microbes living in your system.

    Those with poor gut health have a less diverse gut biome. That’s because the refined sugars and fatty acids we consume are snuffing out good bacteria in stomach and destroying gut flora. In turn, a small variety of opportunistic microbes feast on these carbs and sugars. They thrive, essentially opening the floodgates from the small intestine to the gut biome. Ever the opportunist, Candida follows the path into your bloodstream, causing overgrowth.

    Each gut biome is unique. Therefore, any number of microbes could have caused this poor gut health downward spiral. To get to the bottom of the GI problems, try microbiome testing.

    With the Thryve At-Home Gut Health Test Kit, we can pinpoint which stomach bacteria spawned Candida overgrowth in your system. Based on the information provided by our microbiome testing service, we can then formulate personalized probiotics supplements.

    Personalized Probiotics and Fermented Foods

    The reason we recommend personalized probiotics is because your body needs this beneficial stomach bacteria to keep Candida at bay. While fermentation creates probiotic foods, it also creates prebiotics for Candida overgrowth.

    Thankfully, personalized probiotics are just probiotics. There are no sugars that Candida can feast on. With personalized probiotics, you are replenishing your gut biome with the stomach bacteria it’s been missing. This gives your system a fighting chance in restoring gut flora.

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    FAQs

    What food kills Candida? ›

    Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, arugula, cabbage, and radishes, are among the most powerful foods that kill Candida. They contain isothiocyanates, which are sulfur- and nitrogen-containing compounds that inhibit the growth of Candida.

    What is the number one food to avoid Candida? ›

    Foods to avoid

    While on the candida diet, people should avoid the following foods: Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, corn, beans, and peas. High sugar fruits, which include bananas, mangoes, figs, and raisins. Certain meats, such as processed meats and farm-raised fish.

    What is the best probiotic to fight Candida? ›

    Two strains of probiotics have over 30 years of scientific evidence to support their use for this condition – Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®. These two strains are different to other probiotics in that they have been shown to colonise in the vaginal tract rather than the intestines.

    What drink kills Candida? ›

    Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a home remedy to treat candida overgrowth and protect against yeast infections and thrush. Studies show apple cider vinegar has powerful antimicrobial activities and can inhibit the growth of C.

    Is lemon water good for Candida? ›

    Warm water with lemon in the morning can fight candida and ramp up digestion. Add a splash or two of ACV into your water bottle or over a salad and you'll be good to go.

    Is apple cider vinegar good for Candida? ›

    According to research ACV has benefits as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. A 2018 study found that undiluted (or mildly diluted) ACV can prevent the growth of candida.

    Is Avocado OK on candida diet? ›

    Avocado. Although often used in savory dishes, avocado is actually a fruit. Fruits are generally minimized during a Candida Diet, but avocados are low in sugar and starch. They are quite safe to eat on the diet.

    Is pineapple good for fungal infection? ›

    pineapple core has the ability as an antifungal Candida albicans.

    Does turmeric help fight Candida? ›

    2. Turmeric. Contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory and antifungal agent that inhibits the growth of candida and protects against yeast infections.

    How do you get rid of Candida overgrowth naturally? ›

    How to get rid of Candida naturally
    1. Cutting back on unhelpful foods. As we've already seen, eating refined, high-sugar foods allows Candida to thrive. ...
    2. Focusing on sleep, exercise, and stress reduction. ...
    3. Using supplements. ...
    4. Adding medication when needed.
    2 Feb 2020

    How do you calm down Candida? ›

    From changes in diet and lifestyle to taking certain fungicides, it is possible to stop candida overgrowth and return your body to a state of balance.
    1. Eliminate your sugar intake. ...
    2. Cut down on carbs. ...
    3. Stay away from high-lactose dairy products. ...
    4. Go for gluten-free products. ...
    5. Reduce alcohol intake.
    4 Nov 2019

    Does coffee make Candida worse? ›

    Firstly, caffeine's detrimental effect on your immune system reduces your ability to fight Candida overgrowth. This will not only worsen your Candida symptoms; it will compromise your health in the long run. Secondly, caffeine can cause spikes in your blood sugar that feed your Candida overgrowth.

    Is peanut butter OK on Candida diet? ›

    Candida diets typically recommend the avoidance of processed meat, packaged foods, preservatives, and certain nuts prone to mold exposure (e.g., cashews and peanuts).

    Can you drink coffee on Candida diet? ›

    Regular tea and coffee should be minimized on the Candida diet due to their caffeine content. Many people don't realize that even decaf tea and decaf coffee still contain caffeine! Excessive amounts of caffeinated drinks can weaken your adrenals, raise your blood sugar, and undermine your immune system.

    What tea is best for Candida? ›

    Green tea contains tannins, a powerful anti-fungal substance. It also has strong antioxidant properties that re very effective in boosting the immune system and guarding vaginas against yeast overgrowth.

    Is lemon good for fungal infection? ›

    Lemon has antifungal properties that help to fight fungal infection effectively. Citrus fruits like lemon have healing properties that can heal your skin and detoxifies naturally.

    Can salt water treat Candida? ›

    Yeast infections can sometimes be reduced and soothed by rinsing the area gently with saltwater. Mix a half teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water.

    What home remedy can I use to cure candidiasis? ›

    Healthline's picks of 11 home remedies for treating yeast infections
    1. Greek yogurt. Probiotics can be effective against C. Albicans. ...
    2. Boric acid. ...
    3. Essential oil of oregano. ...
    4. Probiotic suppositories and supplements. ...
    5. Coconut oil. ...
    6. Tea tree oil. ...
    7. Apple cider vinegar. ...
    8. Garlic.

    Is coconut water good for Candida? ›

    Coconut water is not only tasty, but it is perfectly safe for all people including infants and pregnant women. Having said that, the large amount of natural sugars generally make it unsuitable for a Candida treatment plan.

    How do you starve Candida? ›

    Generally, the candida diet means staying away from certain foods, such as bread, baked goods, pasta, chips, cereal, fried food, junk food, soda, and coffee. You'll also want to limit your intake of dairy, starchy vegetables, and fruits that are high in sugar.

    How much apple cider vinegar should I drink for yeast? ›

    Apple cider vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been found to inhibit the growth of Candida albicans, the strain of fungi that typically causes yeast infections. To use this natural remedy, mix 1 spoonful of ACV into a glass of water and drink every morning. .

    What is a natural antifungal? ›

    Thyme, cinnamon, oregano, clove, and mint are all examples of these kinds of oils. Citronella, geranium, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and peppermint, among others, have been tested specifically against fungi and found to be effective antimicrobials for that purpose.

    Are blueberries OK for Candida diet? ›

    Foods to eat on a candida diet:

    Fermented foods such as yoghurt and sauerkraut. Low-sugar fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, grapefruit and watermelon. Grains like millet, quinoa and oat bran.

    Is popcorn OK for Candida? ›

    Avoid spirits, liquors, beer, wine and even cider. Anything containing gluten – wheat, rye, white bread, and pasta, and also corn and corn products including popcorn – will allow the Candida to thrive and compromise your immune system.

    What nuts are OK on Candida Diet? ›

    Almonds are considered low-mold nuts, but some candida diets also include pecans and walnuts. Almonds are considered low-mold nuts, but some candida diets also include pecans and walnuts. Still other candida eating plans permit all varieties of nuts.

    What fruit can cure candidiasis? ›

    Touted as the cure for multiple ailments, including yeast infections, digestive issues and fatigue, the candida diet plan aims to eliminate foods that proliferate the growth of Candida albicans.
    ...
    Candida Diet Fruit List
    • Olives.
    • Avocados.
    • Starfruit.
    • Cranberries.
    • Raspberries.
    • Blackberries.
    • Strawberries.
    • Casaba melon.
    11 Mar 2020

    Which fruit has antifungal properties? ›

    Lemon and Lime Juices. The antifungal properties of lemons, both in juice form and as an essential oil, have been well documented. Lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits have been found to contain several bioactive compounds with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

    Which vegetable is antifungal? ›

    4. Garlic. Garlic is another plant food with strong antifungal properties. This is partly due to allicin, a substance that forms when fresh garlic is crushed or damaged ( 25 ).

    Is honey an antifungal? ›

    Honey is a natural product that is used for its antifungal activity[14]. Several factors may influence the antifungal activity of honey.

    Is cinnamon a good antifungal? ›

    Yes, laboratory studies show that cinnamon can act as a fungicide in certain conditions. It's not the most effective fungicide but it has been repeatedly demonstrated that it can kill fungi.

    How much turmeric should I take daily for Candida? ›

    Turmeric is most often available in capsule form, but it can also be taken as a tea. Capsules: Most supplements recommend a dosage of 2-3 capsules per day.

    What kills Candida overgrowth fast? ›

    Top 7 Strongest Candida Killers To Fight Candida Overgrowth
    • Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil is made up of three fatty acids: caprylic acid capric acid and lauric. ...
    • Undecylenic Acid. ...
    • Oregano Leaf Extract. ...
    • Berberine. ...
    • Betaine HCl. ...
    • Garlic Extract. ...
    • Olive Leaf Extract.

    What vitamins are good for Candida? ›

    Vitamin C can boost your immune system

    Taking a good Vitamin C supplement will restore your adrenal glands to health, build up your immune system and allow your body to fight off the Candida.

    What herbs heal Candida? ›

    Wild Oregano is one of the most powerful natural antifungals, so oregano oil is an excellent choice of antifungal to start your Candida treatment. Oregano oil is not only an antifungal, but also has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

    Is sunlight good for Candida? ›

    Sunlight therapy: Candida does not like being exposed to light, shows research from Duke University Medical Center. The study found that ordinary sunlight could help to reduce candida skin and nail infections.

    Does raw honey make Candida worse? ›

    Avoid every type of sugar, including raw brown sugar, molasses and honey, as they feed Candida and other unhealthy yeasts in the bowel. It may be possible to use small amounts of a good quality honey (such as manuka honey) because honey contains natural antibiotics that stop fungi and bacteria from growing.

    How quickly can you cure Candida? ›

    Most mild to moderate cases of candidiasis will clear up in two to three days after you complete treatment. More severe cases of candidiasis may take a couple of weeks to clear up completely after treatment.

    What teas are antifungal? ›

    In terms of fungal infections, green tea compounds have demonstrated “potent antifungal activity” against the primary cause of athlete's foot, fungal nail infections, jock itch, and ringworm—comparable, in some cases, to powerful antifungal drugs like fluconazole.

    Is Rice on Candida diet? ›

    Avoid white-starch foods​, like white bread, cakes, cookies, white pasta, white rice, potatoes w/o skins, and all refined flours. Whole-grain flour, in moderation, is acceptable; whole-grain brown or wild rice and whole-grain pasta are all OK.

    Is green tea good for Candida? ›

    Also, Green Tea is a powerful antibacterial agent, which makes it an efficacious cure against yeast infections. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology established Green Tea's efficiency in treating yeast infections. According to the study - 'Green Tea disrupts the establishment of Candida Albicans.

    Are sweet potatoes OK on Candida diet? ›

    On the other hand, there are also many anti-candida diets (the one in my book, Living Candida-Free, included) that allow sweet potatoes as well as other starchy vegetables.

    Is brown rice OK for Candida diet? ›

    Always make sure that your intake of vitamins, minerals and trace elements is sufficient, as candida sufferers are often deficient in them. You are allowed to eat: potatoes, brown rice and brown pasta, buckwheat. full grain bread, crisp bread, also sugar free wholemeal.

    Is cheese allowed on Candida diet? ›

    Most dairy products should be avoided on the Candida diet. Dairy foods like milk and cheese tend to contain lots of natural sugars (e.g. lactose) and they can also be difficult to digest. Many people have latent sensitivities to dairy products (especially those from cow's milk) without even realizing it.

    What alcohol can I drink with Candida? ›

    Myth: No Alcohol Forever

    But with good success and a strong treatment plan, it is possible to imbibe with distilled liquors such as bourbon, rum, vodka or gin within 4- 6 months.

    Do peanuts make Candida worse? ›

    Of course, if you are following the Candida diet then you will already be avoiding peanuts, because they can cause inflammation in those of us who are particular sensitive to their high mold content. Try a high quality almond butter instead.

    What kills candida quickly? ›

    Top 7 Strongest Candida Killers To Fight Candida Overgrowth
    • Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil is made up of three fatty acids: caprylic acid capric acid and lauric. ...
    • Undecylenic Acid. ...
    • Oregano Leaf Extract. ...
    • Berberine. ...
    • Betaine HCl. ...
    • Garlic Extract. ...
    • Olive Leaf Extract.

    What gets rid of candida naturally? ›

    In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, Dr. Wallman often recommends using herbal supplements like oregano oil and garlic extract to help restore the balance of the yeast. “The herbal supplements have a lot of anti-yeast and antifungal properties to them,” she says.

    What foods are naturally antifungal? ›

    15 Antifungal Foods
    • Garlic. Garlic is one of the most well-researched natural antifungals, which isn't surprising considering it is used to flavor and preserve many recipes. ...
    • Ginger. ...
    • Onion. ...
    • Apple Cider Vinegar. ...
    • Coconut Oil. ...
    • Olive Oil. ...
    • Seaweed. ...
    • Rutabaga.

    Do bananas feed candida? ›

    Bananas have been found in recent studies to be one of the highest contributing fruits to Candida and should be avoided altogether for those who are highly susceptible to this condition.

    Does apple cider vinegar get rid of Candida? ›

    According to research ACV has benefits as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. A 2018 study found that undiluted (or mildly diluted) ACV can prevent the growth of candida.

    What vitamins help with Candida? ›

    Vitamin C can boost your immune system

    Taking a good Vitamin C supplement will restore your adrenal glands to health, build up your immune system and allow your body to fight off the Candida.

    Is apple cider vinegar effective against Candida? ›

    Conclusion: Apple cider vinegar showed antifungal properties against Candida spp., thus representing a possible therapeutic alternative for patients with denture stomatitis.

    What kills fungus in the body? ›

    Antifungal medications work to treat fungal infections. They can either kill fungi directly or prevent them from growing and thriving. Antifungal drugs are available as OTC treatments or prescription medications, and come in a variety of forms, including: creams or ointments.

    How do you feel when you have Candida? ›

    A Candida infection on or inside the vagina is called a vaginal yeast infection or “vaginal candidiasis.” These infections are common. Some possible symptoms of vaginal candidiasis include: white, clumpy vaginal discharge. vaginal itching or soreness.

    Is Magnesium good for Candida? ›

    A lack of Magnesium can worsen your Candida symptoms for one simple reason: Magnesium is needed to break down the toxic metabolites of Candida albicans. Without enough Magnesium, your body is simply unable to do the job of removing these substances from your body.

    What vitamin prevents fungus? ›

    In summary, the vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B3 (pantothenic acid), and B9 (folate) pathways appear to offer the most attractive antifungal drug targets among the essential vitamin biosynthetic pathways.

    What diet kills fungus? ›

    The Five Best Foods to Eat to Eliminate Candida
    • Protein. Protein from animal sources such as chicken, fish, shellfish, eggs. ...
    • Fresh Vegetables. Especially dark leafy greens such as spinach, cabbage, kale and collards. ...
    • Fresh Fruits. ...
    • Complex Carbohydrates. ...
    • High Quality Oils (Good Fats)

    Does coffee feed Candida? ›

    Coffee, or specifically caffeine, complicates the dependence on sugar you're trying to break. First & most importantly, caffeine can cause spikes in your blood sugar that feed the Candida overgrowth.

    Is peanut butter good for Candida? ›

    Candida diets typically recommend the avoidance of processed meat, packaged foods, preservatives, and certain nuts prone to mold exposure (e.g., cashews and peanuts).

    Is Sweet Potato good for candida diet? ›

    Minimize starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, winter squash, beets, peas, parsnips, and beans, especially in the early part of your diet. When you switch to a low sugar eating plan, there is often a temptation to eat lots of starchy vegetables as a substitute.

    Are avocados good for Candida? ›

    Avocado. Although often used in savory dishes, avocado is actually a fruit. Fruits are generally minimized during a Candida Diet, but avocados are low in sugar and starch. They are quite safe to eat on the diet.

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