Springboard Health Nutrition notebook Health information
Vitamins 296 pixels Return home
2 pixels

Anti-Candida Diet


Recently, attention has been directed to the relationship between diet and vaginal yeast, chronic intestinal, and systemic infections with candida albicans. Candida albicans, a yeast, ferments sugars to alcohol, and therefore thrives in a sugar-rich environment. It is for this reason that dietary strategies are designed toward reducing sugar and available simple carbohydrate intake and increasing fiber, complex carbohydrate and protein. Foods contaminate with yeast such as fermented fruit or fruit drinks or moldy foods should be avoided.

The anti-candida diet meets all the nutrient standards of the RDA. There is some controversy as to how restricted the anti-candida diet needs to be in starch, grains and vegetables, and yeast-risen breads. Some doctors advocate a very low total carbohydrate diet with no yeast containing products, whereas others feel that elimination of fermentable sugars should be the focus of the diet.

Return to top



  1/2 cup cooked oatmeal  
  2 slices whole wheat bread (non-yeast) toasted  
  1 cup skim milk   1 soft boiled egg


  2 slices whole wheat bread (non-yeast)  
  2 tablespoons mayonnaise   3 ounces sliced turkey breast
  1/2 cup steamed carrots   1 apple
  1/3 cup cooked corn   1 cup skim milk


 4 ounces broiled halibut  1/2 cup skim milk
 1 cup brown rice  1 teaspoon margarine or butter
 1 cup steamed broccoli  1 cup low-fat yogurt
 2 teaspoons oil and vinegar dressing  1 cup salad: romaine or Boston lettuce, sliced carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, green pepper, celery
 2 slices whole wheat bread (non-yeast)  


  1/2 cup skim milk   Rye wafers
  1 tablespoon peanut butter   1 small pear
  1 small apple  

Nutrient Content

 Calories: 2400  Fat: 30%
 Protein: 20%  Cholesterol: 340 mg
 Carbohydrate: 50%  Fiber 12 g


Bread and Cereal Exchange List:

8 servings per day

Return to top


  Whole wheat bread (non yeast)   White bread (enriched-non-yeast)
  Lentils   Cereals
  Pastas   Potatoes
  Sweet potato   Beans (dried)
  Green peas  


 Refined, fiber-free breads and cereals  Baked goods containing large amounts of fats and sugars such as doughnuts and sweet rolls
 Sugar-coated cereals  

Fat Exchange List:

8 servings per day


· Enriched margarine

· Butter

· Polyunsaturated salad oils, such as corn oil


· Saturated fats such as:

· Lard

· Saturated oils

· Coconut oil

Return to top

Fruit Exchange List:

4 servings per day

Recommended: Limited amounts of fresh or frozen fruits

Avoid: Fruits canned in syrup pack

Meat and Meat Substitute Exchange List:

9 servings per day


  Lean meats   Poultry
  Shellfish   Fish
  Low-fat cheeses such as cottage cheese or mozzarella  


  Sausages   Luncheon meats
  Fatty cheeses such as cream cheese  

Milk Exchange List:

3 servings per day


  Skim milk  
  Milk (2% fat)  
  Evaporated skim milk  
  Buttermilk made from skim milk or milk (2% fat)   Yogurt made from skim milk or milk (2% fat)

Return to top


· Whole milk or whole milk products

· Ice cream

· Because of possible lactose intolerances it may be wise to avoid all milk products altogether, with the possible exception of yogurt. See article on milk in the unprocessed foods section of this book.

Vegetable Exchange List:

3 servings per day

Recommended: Fresh vegetables

Avoid: Carrots or juices

Miscellaneous Exchange List

Recommended: Homemade, fat-free soups and broths

Avoid: Refined and processed sweets, such as candy


Include 6 to 8 cups of fluid, such as water, per day.

472 pixels

Return to top

2 pixels
2 pixels

Copyright © 2004 Springboard All rights reserved.
2 pixels
Left tab 436 Pixels Right tab