Candida and The No White Foods Diet

candida-and-no-white-foods-dietThe No White Foods Diet has been getting some press lately due to its endorsement by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston.

It turns out that this easy dieting approach can also be a great way to determine what to eat and not to eat for suffers of Candida overgrowth. Basically the dieter eliminates any food that is white because usually white foods are high in sugar and starch which have a high glycemic index and also provide perfect fuel for Candida cells.

White Foods to Avoid

  • White Sugar and anything made with it.
  • White Flour and anything made with it.
  • White Potatoes
  • White Beans
  • White Rice
  • White Pasta

Foods to Choose

  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Brown rice
  • Full grain breads
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Yams
  • Colorful vegetables

Of course there are exceptions to the no white foods rule such as cauliflower, parsnips, and yogurt as well as foods that aren’t white but should be avoided such as brown sugar or fruits that have an acidic effect on the body.


The No White Foods Diet could be an easy rule of thumb to follow for Candida suffers and at the same time will allow the dieter to make healthier, nutritionally dense food choices that will also strengthen the immune system which is one of our best defenses against Candida overgrowth.

Posted in Candida Eliminating Diet Plans, Foods
4 comments on “Candida and The No White Foods Diet
  1. Susan Di Santo says:

    In “FOODS TO CHOOSE” recommendations I can understand parsnips and dairy, but why is CAULIFOWER included in the NO WHITE FOODS RULE?

  2. admin says:

    It’s not. the lists above aren’t all inclusive but just some suggestions of “some” of the foods that would be included or excluded. 🙂

  3. kb says:

    If somebody has kidney disease they can only eat white food because of phosphorus levels in all the alternatives you suggested. Are there any other options?

    And are yams and sweet potatoes the same thing? And why are they okay? Aren’t they full of sugar?

    Thank you,


  4. Editor says:

    Hi kb, In that case you could eat some peeled potatoes, some white rice (not instant though) Maybe try some gluten free flour products (almond, or oat bran). Yams and sweet potatoes are similar and although they do have sugar in them, that sugar is bound to fiber so it is released slowly into the blood stream.