Protein Supplements and The Candida Diet

In theory protein supplements might seem like a good idea to use while on a Candida diet.

They could be a great way of increasing your protein and caloric intake while not feeding the Candida yeast cells living in your body.

However, most protein supplements on the market are full of sugar, starch, artificial flavors, and the sugar free varieties are loaded with artificial sweeteners.

Watch for Sugar and Quality

I’ve searched and found some that are all natural and have no sugar nor artificial sweeteners, but it was like finding a needle in a hay stack.

It amazes me how everything has to taste sweet before people will buy it. The same is true with protein supplements. They come in a wide variety of flavors that make them seem more like a dessert than something that is supposed to lead to better health.

Anyway, I think using a high quality all natural protein supplement as part of a Candida diet is a good idea for those that need to boost their protein intake as well as their caloric intake.

Ways to Use Protein Powder

The protein powder can be added to green smoothies, oatmeal, soups, curries, and so much more especially if there aren’t any crazy flavors involved. No one wants to eat a vegetable soup with a splash of berry banana anyway!

If your interested in using protein supplements as part of a Candida diet just read the labels carefully and make sure they are sugar free or very low in sugar as well as free from artificial ingredients and sweeteners. Here are some to consider.

Soy Protein:

Hemp Protein:

Whey Protein:

The Best Source

Of the 3 above, I would recommend hemp protein. It’s the cleanest product and also contains healthy fats.

Hemp protein is a little more expensive but is great for use in green smoothies.

Posted in Candida Foods, Supplements
2 comments on “Protein Supplements and The Candida Diet
  1. Gluten Allergic says:

    I am not sure but like most of people I have a gluten allergy as well as Candida (I Believe). It becomes very difficult to use these protein shakes as either they are made from wheat or milk :( Is there any other alternative apart from soya and peas as I am allergic to these as well….apparently.

  2. Editor says:

    Yes, I mentioned Hemp Protein in the article above. It’s a great vegan, gluten free alternative.