One phase of my health journey, was getting rid of the yeast, Candida. But then I needed to prevent the yeast, candida from creeping back into my gut and overpowering my body again. So…. I chose to eat a diet to keep the fungus away.
Yes I had to stop eating sugar (one of the major causes of Candida and yeast overgrowth), dairy, breads, pasta, cakes, sugar, starches, junk foods, ice cream, sugar, sugar, and……..sugar.
I started eating non starchy vegetables, coconut oil, garlic, onions, seaweed, ginger, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, coconut milk yogurt (no sugar added), healthy proteins like grass fed beef, organic chicken, gluten free turkey, wild fish, pork, non – processed real down to earth good food. There are lots of tasty sources of proteins, fats and non-starchy carbohydrates that you can use to prepare your meals. And there is no limit to how you can use herbs, spices and other flavorings to make them even more delicious.
Here are two easy and yummy recipes to keep the Yeast, Candida away:
Rosemary Chicken (Roasted in cooler months, Grilled in warmer months)
4 TBS olive oil
1 TBS lemon juice
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. rosemary
½ tsp. sage
¼ tsp. sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
Preheat oven to 450. Arrange chicken in pan. Combine ingredients in small bowl; mix well and brush over chicken. Roast until juices run clear (about 20 min). Broil six inches from heat for 3 min.
And a great side dish to go along with the Chicken:
(with grilled meats in the summer and roasted meats in the fall)
Citrus Green Beans
Serves 8 to 10
This side dish is equally good when served warm or at room temperature.
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 TBS walnut oil
3 TBS olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
Sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt
In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook green beans until just tender, 5 to 8 minutes. While they are cooking, whisk together both oils, lemon juice and zest. Drain beans and toss with dressing while still hot. Season with salt and pepper.
Eating to be healthy can be easy, fun, and delicious. And how wonderful it is to feel better and be able to enjoy life more and more!
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Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC