Table of Contents
- 1 What Is Candida?
- 2 Risk Factors For Infection:
- 3 How It’s Claimed To Work:
- 4 Candida Diet Breakfast Recipes:
- 5 1: Gluten-Free Waffles:
- 6 2: Granny Smith Applesauce:
- 7 3: Cinnamon Coconut Crisp Cereal:
- 8 4: The Candida Diet Shamrock Shake:
- 9 Conclusion:
Today, we are going to list a few candida diet breakfast recipes. But first, let’s discuss the basics of Candida. Many types of fungus are found in the human body. And Candida is the most common one among them. It could be found in different body parts like the mouth, skin, digestive tract, toenails, rectum, and vagina. Most of the time, it doesn’t cause any harm. But if it overgrows, it can lead to infection. The candida diet is followed in order to alleviate the symptoms of candida infections. But keep in mind that its effectiveness is not backed by science.
What Is Candida?
The human body has 150+ known candida species. They all are not bad. In fact, they aid digestion and nutrient absorption from food. However, 15 of these species can cause an infection. And one specific species, Candida albicans, generates over half of all cases.
Possible symptoms of this infection include:
- Bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Skin issues such as eczema or rashes.
- Recurrent urinary tract infections.
- Irritability and mood swings.
- Anxiety or depression.
- Joint pain.
Risk Factors For Infection:
Candida infection has several risk factors, including:
- A diet high in refined carbs and sugar.
- High alcohol consumption.
- Elevated stress levels.
- Imbalance in your microbiota.
- Improper use of catheters.
- Birth control pills or antibiotics.
- A diabetes mellitus diagnosis.
- A weak immune system.
Do you have any of these risk factors? If so, then address them through a change in your eating habits or lifestyle. Meditation or stress management may also help you.
How It’s Claimed To Work:
Candida diet is claimed to be a possible treatment option. Sugar, gluten, alcohol, certain dairy products, and harmful additives are excluded from the diet of the person who has this infection. And a greater emphasis is put on low-sugar fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and gluten-free foods. But, keep in mind that most of these restrictions are not supported by scientific evidence.
- The diet excludes gluten on the claims that it may damage your intestinal lining. However, there are no studies to back the claim that gluten causes intestinal damage in people who do not have gluten intolerance.
- Studies show that very high sugar intake may worsen candida infections in people with weakened immune systems. But claims that a high-carb diet increases infection risk may not entirely be valid.
- The followers of this diet are required to exclude some dairy products. But the fact that lactose stimulates candida growth by increasing acidity in your mouth is not confirmed yet.
- There’s no evidence that mould, preservatives, or pesticides increase the risk of candida infections.
This diet also prevents alcohol and caffeine, which is suitable for a healthy lifestyle though. Overall, this diet may benefit your gut and reduce the risk of Candida over time. But, we don’t have any studies to back this diet’s effectiveness.
Candida Diet Breakfast Recipes:
Now, we’ll talk about some candida diet breakfast recipes. The list will provide you with options that give you lots of energy to get through the day. Of course, as you get along with the diet, it starts to get easier. And as you move on to the following stages of the Candida diet, you may bring green apples and other low-sugar fruits to these recipes. Don’t complicate your candida diet breakfast.
Instead, focus on ingredients like eggs and yoghurt. These ingredients are high in protein, very nutritious, and can form the core of your meal. Plus, there’s the added benefit of probiotic bacteria in yoghurt.
One tip: Buy the unsweetened version of yoghurt.
Supermarkets are full of aisles with unhealthy foods. For instance, the items in those cereal aisles are full of sugar, contain lots of artificial colours and preservatives, and have very little nutritional value. So make sure not to buy something without studying about it.
Now, let’s jump into these candida diet breakfast recipes.
The first is the delicious gluten-free waffles that can be eaten as a dessert or a tasty snack. While low in carbs, it still has enough protein to have good energy levels. It doesn’t have any added sugar or gluten, preventing you from poor gut health. This recipe also contains coconut instead of regular flour, but if you like, you can use alternatives like buckwheat flour too.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
Ingredients For Gluten-Free Waffles:
- 4 egg whites
- 4 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup canned coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ tsp. or 1 packet Stevia
- 1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat waffle iron. Make sure to do it as the instruction manual says.
- Take a medium bowl and beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Then, set it aside. Next, whisk egg yolks, coconut milk, coconut oil, alcohol-free vanilla, and Stevia in another small bowl. Set it aside too.
- Take another more giant bowl. Add coconut flour, baking soda, and salt to it and stir to combine. Then, add egg whites and egg yolk mixture to the coconut flour mixture. Stir gently to combine and let the batter rest for 1 to 2 minutes. Next, pour half of the waffle batter onto a preheated waffle iron. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- It’s time for the serving! Use a little butter as the topping. For those who are in the later stages of the diet, they can try the following recipe.
Ingredients For Granny Smith Apple Sauce:
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, seeded, and quartered
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- Stevia, to taste
- Cinnamon, to taste
- Take a medium saucepan and mix apples, water, and lemon juice in it. Use medium heat to simmer it while stirring occasionally. Do it till apples become very soft and are falling apart. It may take around half an hour.
- Turn off the heat. For a smoother texture, use a potato masher to mash it.
- Add Stevia and cinnamon to taste. Applesauce can be stored in covered containers in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.
If you’re like many people, you grew up eating cereal every morning. But one thing you probably didn’t know as a kid was how unhealthy those cereals were. An alternative to these sugar-packed cereals is the Cinnamon Coconut Crisps Cereal. It’s crisp and lightly sweet without compromising your health.
Ingredients For Cinnamon Coconut Crisp Cereal:
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- ¼ tsp. Baking soda
- ½ tsp. Alcohol-free vanilla
- ½ tsp. stevia powder
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg white, at room temperature
- Blueberries (optional)
- Preheat oven to 177 degrees C.
- Take a medium bowl and mix almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in it. Whisk to combine and set it aside.
- Take a small bowl and add vanilla (alcohol-free), stevia powder, and melted coconut oil. Whisk until stevia powder has dissolved. Take another small bowl and whisk an egg in it until it becomes frothy. Combine egg white and liquid mixture, whisk thoroughly.
- Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients, stir well to form a dough. Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment paper into a thin, 10 x 15-inch rectangle. Transfer cereal dough and parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and bake the dough for 12 minutes.
- Put cereal dough and parchment paper on a work surface. Carefully cut dough into one-inch strips and then across into one-inch strips, creating one-inch squares.
- Let the cereal cool completely. Serve with coconut or almond milk.
Do you like shakes but don’t want the added sugar because of Candida? If so, then this shamrock shake is for you because it’s smooth, creamy, and delicious without needing any sweeteners. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
Ingredients For Candida Diet Shamrock Shake:
- 1 large cucumber or two small ones
- 1/2 avocado or 1 small avocado
- 1 dash coconut milk you can make your own!
- 3/4 cup baby spinach
- 1 handful peppermint leaves or 4 drops peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract, to taste
- 1 handful ice optional
- Peel and cut the cucumber(s) into small chunks, and place into a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until it becomes smooth.
- There you have it. It’s ready. Enjoy!
There are many more candida diet breakfast recipes. But we’ve listed just 3 to give you a basis for your daily routine. The idea is to avoid sugar, gluten, alcohol, certain dairy products, and harmful additives. And focus on low-sugar fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and gluten-free foods. If you have any questions regarding Candida or any other infection, let us know in the comments below.
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