How to Get Rid of Candida Naturally

Candida is a type of yeast that naturally lives in our body like in our mouth and in the digestive tract. To have it in a small amount it’s even good for us, as part of the microbiome, it helps our digestion run smoothly. However, the overgrowth of candida can cause inflammation and discomfort.

If you have enough healthy bacteria in your body it will keep the Candida levels under control. However, if healthy bacteria levels are disrupted it causes a perfect environment for Candida to overproduce. The other cause of the overgrowth of Candida is when the immune system has been compromised.

What does Candida thrive on?

Sugar!! A diet thats high in sugar and processed foods

How To Get Rid Of Gut Candida Naturally
Sweets and Candies

Candida loves refined sugar found in sweets and fizzy drinks. It’s the perfect fuel for them to grow, to thrive and it helps them reproduce. Processed foods loaded with toxins (trans fats, mercury, additives, artificial food colouring and flavouring etc) releases toxins into our system, causing inflammation and “repetitive abusement” leading to the weakening of the immune system.

Taking Antibiotics


The word antibiotic means against life, Anti (against) and Bio (life). Antibiotic not only kills bad bacteria but wipes out the good bacteria too. This creates the perfect environment for candida to flourish. Taking a probiotic along with the antibiotic can prevent this from happening. Talk to your physician about this when they are prescribing antibiotics.

Alcohol Consumption

How To Get Rid Of Gut Candida Naturally
Beer and Wine

Beer and wine both contain sugar and yeast. Alcohol is produced when yeast ferments sugar. Drinking excessively creates a recipe for yeast infections.

The most powerful medicine to keep Candida at bay is the balanced, nutrient-dense, whole-food, plant-based diet. However, if you have Candida already and are looking to get rid of it then there is an additional list of items you need to avoid.

  • High-Glycemic Fruits including dry fruits.
  • Caffeine (coffee, black tea, and green tea)
  • Soy products (processed and GMO)
  • Vinegar – all vinegar (apple cider vinegar is an exception)
  • Yeast – (baker’s, brewers and nutritional yeast)
  • Starchy Vegetables – yams, potatoes, sweet potato, carrots, parsnips, sweetcorn, peas.
  • Legume, beans, chickpeas
  • All refined grains and flours
  • Grains that contain gluten and glutinous food – rye, wheat, spelt, barley
  • Mushrooms and moulds (exception: shiitake, enoki, reishi and maitake)

Foods to eat on Candida diet

Gluten-free grains – quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, oats (gluten-free) millet and amaranth.

Gluten-Free Grains

Seaweed – sea lettuce, nori, wakame, irish moss.

Non-GMO soy products: tofu, tempeh.

How To Get Rid Of Gut Candida Naturally: Tofu

Nuts and seeds – flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds; walnuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts.

Various nuts and seeds in glass jars


Non-starchy vegetables, leafy greens, avocado, cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts; arugula, artichokes, asparagus, cucumber, garlic, onions, ginger, celery, kale, spinach, turnips, tomatoes, collard greens, zucchini, aubergines and green beans.

How To Get Rid Of Gut Candida Naturally

Unsweetened plant-based milk and yogurt.

How To Get Rid Of Gut Candida Naturally: Milk and Yogurt
Assortment of organic vegan non dairy milk from nuts

Low-sugar fruits – berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and kiwis.

Mixed berries and Kiwi

Beverages – herbal teas

Herbal teas

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

In conclusion, try to stick to this for a month and see if any of your symptoms improve. The list doesn’t look comprehensive although there are so many options to chose from and play around. Firstly, you can have a bowl of oats with blueberries topped with hemp seeds or any nuts of your choice listed above for breakfast. Secondly, you can be creative and make a mouth-watering salad with avocado and leafy greens for lunch. Lastly, you can have a bowl of buckwheat with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and zucchini.

With patience and the right strategy, you can beat gut candida and continue to live a healthy and happy life. Don’t forget to be creative with your food!


You can also check out:

LaBante Fashion with respect

by | Nov 6, 2020



TheVeganKind Lifestyle Box

Martina’s Vegan Gift Ideas From iHerb

Strong with Plants paid the full price for these items. These Vegan Gift Ideas' reviews are genuine. Not a sponsored post. I have always wanted to put together the...

Homemade Vegan Thai Curry

I like to make this homemade vegan Thai Curry whenever I want a warm, comforting food that is perfect for cosy, cold nights at home. When the creamy coconut milk is...

Konjac Seaweed Noodle Curry

Today, I experimented with a new recipe called Konjac Seaweed Noodle Curry. In South Korea, there are varieties of noodles you can find made from potatoes, rice,...

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This quick and easy Pumpkin Soup recipe will not only warm your tummies but your heart as well. This recipe is the perfect recipe to make when you're in a hurry but...

Chickpeas Walnut Salad

This Chickpea Walnut Salad recipe is super easy to make. It's a combination of some of my most favourite fresh vegetables in just one bite. It's packed with protein,...

5 Main Benefits Of Eating Pumpkin

What are the benefits of eating pumpkins? This autumn season, our pumpkin obsession has surely re-emerged. The pumpkin-flavoured food, decorations, and even real...

Noodle-Shroom Stir-Fry

Noodle-Shroom Stir-Fry

This Noodle-Shroom Stir-Fry has three different types of mushrooms and bok choy! This is one of my favourite stir-fry recipes because I can add different types of...

Peppers Stuffed with Onion and Mushroom

Peppers Stuffed with Onion and Mushrooms

I personally love this Peppers Stuffed with Onion and Mushrooms recipe because I’m really a huge fan of peppers and I especially love stuffing them. They are...

Banana-na Bake Zero Sugar Vegan Fruit and Nut Cake

Banana-na Bake Zero Sugar

The best thing about this Banana-na Bake Zero Sugar cake is that you don't need to spend time figuring out the perfect egg substitute to make a cake because bananas...


Colourful serum bottles on beige plinths with colourful cut out shapes and ingredients imagery.

About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Inga K</a>

Inga K

Inga became vegan in March 2018. After a series of documentaries that hit hard, she and her husband switched to a plant-based diet within a week and vegan soon after.Inga has a UK Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition.


£100 Free Credit Banner is a blog for anyone who strives for a healthy and happy life. We share healthy plant-based (and often oil-free) recipes and give you the best tips on finding vegan local food whilst travelling, promoting a plant-based lifestyle focusing on good health and spiritual wellbeing.

A plant-based lifestyle is not about giving up. It’s about embracing all that’s good. Eat food that doesn’t harm your body, animals, or the planet. Use a little as possible and recycle everything. Eat local and unprocessed food to minimise your carbon footprint. Avoid buying anything that contributes to animal suffering.

Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. Please seek advice from a professional nutritionist or your doctor.

Please see the full disclaimer here.





GreenBay Vegan Groceries Delivered


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Vegan Supplement Store Meal Replacement Weight Loss Bundle