Candida Diet Vegetarian
The candida diet vegetarian plan is easy to follow but also makes a lot of health sense.
You probably know that modern farming methods means that animals are continuously given antibiotics and are also exposed to other chemicals.
We then ingest all of these antibiotics and chemicals when we eat animal meat. I believe that this is part of the reason why so many of us are not only unhealthy but also overweight.
When I first started batteling my candida I followed a "standard" candida plan which included omitting grains and mainly eating meat.
This plan worked in some ways but in other ways I actually felt worse than before I started. The reality was that I have never been a big meat eater.
Then one day I discovered Kardena Pauza's website. I read her story about how she switched from the standard American diet (S.A.D.) to a healthy vegetarian diet.
After following Kardena's system I slowly changed my eating habits and now I am a full vegetarian and I don't eat dairy products either. This may sound extreme to some, but if you had told me a few years ago that I would be a vegetarian I wouldn't have believed it either.
This change has been easy, partly due to the great information and motivation I found in Kardena Pauza. I've listed some information on the vegetarian candida diet below but make sure you also read my review of Kardena Pauza's Veggie Meal PLans and take a look at her before and after pictures (on the review page).
Vegetarians and the Candida Diet:
There are many reasons for being vegetarian and it's a matter of personal choice, but if you're dealing with candida overgrowth it makes sense to avoid meat.
The alternative is eating organic, free-range meat only but this can be pricey and does still contain a small amount of antibiotics.
The difference is that organic standards only allow the use of antibiotics when absolutely necessary.
The fact that animals are reared in a free-range environment also means that the likelihood of disease and therefore antibiotic use is greatly reduced. Not to mention the methods are more humane to animals.
So if you're vegetarian, the candida diet vegetarian plan is a great way to get rid of your overgrowth.
Lets get started.
But the basics are simple, especially on the vegetarian plan.
Eat all the fresh vegetables and salad you'd like. This includes avocados, tomatoes, limes and lemons which are technically the only fruits allowed on this plan. All other fruit is to be avoided for a minimum of three weeks. See the general diet guidelines page for more.
Potatoes and root vegetables are also allowed.
Eat fresh seeds and shelled nuts (store in refrigerator).
Eat free-range, organic eggs.
Try Soya, rice and almond milk as alternatives to cow's milk, which is not allowed.
Eat unrefined and whole wheat grains such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, and oats.
A little natural butter is allowed as are cold-pressed oils such as olive, rapeseed, flax and sunflower.
Avoid sugar, products containing yeast, fermented products and mushrooms which are a fungus... the last thing your body needs now!
This gives you a quick idea of what the candida diet vegetarian plan includes.
For a full detailed account take a look at our main diet guidelines page and also the candida foods list and foods to avoid list noted above.
That gives you all the information you need to get started and, of course, simply ignore the section which states you can eat lean meats.
If you're vegan then also ignore the reference to eggs, butter and other animal products.
All in all, those pages show in detail everything you can eat and simply adjust the plan to a candida diet vegetarian plan.
Read my full Easy Veggie Meal Plans review here