Candida and Prebiotic Foods List

candida-prebiotic-foodsIf you are trying to increase healthy microbial balance in your body it’s important to eat the right foods that fuel healthy microbes.

Candida overgrowth can occur when healthy microbes die resulting in space for Candida cells to grow or when you are feeding Candida cells, but starving the healthy flora in your gut. This is particularly true when you have been prescribed antibiotics because antibiotics often kill the good bacteria along with the bad. What’s worse, antibiotics don’t kill Candida so they flourish because the completion has been eliminated.

So what foods will help fuel the healthy microbes that live in our bodies so that they can offer protection from Candida overgrowth? Basically prebiotic foods are ones that contain a large amount of soluble fiber.

Prebiotic Foods

*Note: Not all of the foods below would be suitable for the Candida diet because of their sugar or starch content.

  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Whole wheat
  • Whole oatmeal
  • Oat Bran
  • Barley
  • Physillium Husk
  • Flaxseed
  • Brown Rice
  • Rye
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Onions
  • Chicory(warning, can cause excess gas in some people)
  • Greens (such as dandelion greens, spinach, collard greens, chard, kale, mustard greens, and others)
  • Legumes (lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, navy beans, white beans, black beans)
  • Plums/Prunes
  • Apricots
  • Broccolli
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Peas
  • Oranges

See Also

Candida Cleansing Diets that incorporate prebiotic foods as part of a healthy diet.

Prebiotics Improve Health

Incorporating these foods in your diet every day will help fuel healthy intestinal flora which will assist in keeping Candida albicans at bay within your body.

Since good nutrition is your number one defense against Candida, prebiotics are so important in winning the fight against yeast infections and feeling better. You’ll never want to go back to your old way of eating once you experience the health benefits of a healthy diet.



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8 comments on “Candida and Prebiotic Foods List
  1. azore says:

    So an a candida diet you recommend bananas, berries, oranges which are very high on sugar???????

  2. admin says:

    All Fruit contains sugars and it would be ill advised to tell people to eliminate fruit from the diet as fruit is also high in vitamins and anti-oxidants. Fruit can be consumed in moderation. It’s the refined sugars and flour that is the biggest factor. 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    Hi there-

    I am having trouble in the grocery store
    when I wish to purchase items as I have
    been trying to find items that are both
    Gluten Free and with zero added sugar

    I am trying to go super strict for a while
    and then introduce fruit later, etc.

    If I wish to follow a very strict diet, may
    I have:
    sunflower oil
    dextrin (tapioca starch)
    any soy products
    soy lecithin

    many thanks!!!!

  4. Sandra Little says:

    Obviously the person writing this article has never suffered from a chronic yeast infection or they wouldn’t be recommending the high sugar fruits. In order to kill the thing, you MUST stay away from them. It is irresponsible to recommend them for such a painful condition.

  5. Editor says:

    Perhaps you missed the note just above the list? It clearly states that not all these foods are suitable for a candida diet as this was a prebiotic foods list not a candida diet foods list…

  6. Tony says:

    No to every food jennifer mentioned. I see hard proteins which will take up stomach acid, fats to clog the pancreas function, and sweet bananas. If these foods dont make you sick right away they will keep candida going strong at the least.

  7. Christina says:

    What do you do about the carrageenan & tapioca starch that’s in boxed almond milk? I’m already spending half my life cooking veggies & protein every night and washing pots & dishes and making almond milk from raw/steam processed almonds would put me over the edge. 🙂 Sorry, and why not cashews? Thank you!

  8. Editor says:

    Hi Christina, They are just natural thickeners. carrageenan is from seaweed. Just pick a brand that has no added suger and it should be fine. 🙂