Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vegetables that eliminate Candida (includes recipes)

This weekend, I finally got to try Kohlrabi. I sliced it thinly in my salad and I loved it. It tastes like sweet radish. If you looking for new things to try, I would definitely recommend it. It is one of the veggies I added to my Candida diet and I decided to share the rest of Candida killing veggies plus some recipes in this post.

Here are some other Candida friendly recipes
Coconut Bread with Zucchini (Grain and Sugar free)

If you are trying to eliminate Candida overgrowth and get back to good health, I highly recommend adding the following veggies to you diet.




Kohlrabi

It is very beneficial for treating Candida, Edema and Viral infections. In Chinese Medicine kohlrabi is considered a food that can dry out internal dampness. Dampness can manifest as obesity, dysbiosis (Candida) or a whole host of other health problems. If you are trying to lose weight this is a great vegetable to include in your diet. Kohlrabi improves energy circulation and eases stagnant conditions. It helps to stabilize blood sugar and is used for hypoglycemia and diabetes. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium. Kohlrabi is high in fiber and low in calories.

Try my recipe for Grain Free and Gluten Free Paleo Chicken Sausage and Goat Cheese Bread





Kolrhabi latkes

Ingredients:
2 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
1/2 yellow onion, peeled
2 teaspoons chopped chives or green onion
2 large organic eggs
1/4 cup Tapioca flour or Almond Flour
1/2 teaspoon 
Celtic Sea Salt

Organic Raw Coconut Oil or ghee (clarified butter)

Method:
  1. Coarsely grate kohlrabi, and onion in food processor.
  2. Wring out excess liquid from vegetables by wrapping them in clean dish towel and squeezing it out or do it by hand.
  3. Place drained vegetables into medium bowl.
  4. Add eggs, tapioca flour, salt and mix until combined.
  5. Heat large sauté pan over medium heat.
  6. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil or ghee.
  7. When hot, drop ~1/4 cup sized dollops of batter into pan.
  8. Press down latkes with a spatula to flatten.
  9. Fry until lightly browned on both sides, a few minutes.
  10. Remove from pan to a plate or a baking sheet.
  11. Repeat with remaining batter.
  12. The latkes can be reheated in a 350ºF oven.
  13. Serve warm with avocado guacamole 






Rutabaga

It is one of the most potent anti-fungal foods that you will find. Although you might think it falls into the same category of foods to avoid as sweet potatoes and yams, it actually has some very strong anti-fungal properties.

The typical treatment dose is one cup a day. The rutabaga has to be eaten raw to get the full anti-fungal effect. Because eating rutabaga for the first time sometimes produces a powerful detox reaction, it is best to start with a quarter cup per day, and increase the dose to a full cup a day over a week.

Rutabagas, like all Brassicas, contain dithiolthiones and sulfur, which have antioxidant, antibiotic and antiviral characteristics. Rutabagas are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. Rutabaga helps boost the immune system, and prevents fungal, viral, and bacterial infections. Rutabaga also prevents cancer, spina bifida, and heart disease. Rutabagas are sometimes recommended for cases of constipation.

Because rutabagas are a very powerful anti-fungal, the first time they are eaten they may cause a detox reaction from the candida die off. If they are eaten in a large quantity, like a cup, the die off reaction can be severe enough to knock someone unconscious. When eating a rutabaga the first time, start with no more than a quarter cup, also have some vitamin C and molybdenum on hand to minimize the die off reaction if necessary. Rutabagas have mustard oil, so they may cause gas, especially if eaten raw. Rutabagas may cause low thyroid levels.

The rutabaga has a more mellow, golden appearance than turnips or potatoes, and when cooked it turns sweet yet savory — like the richest golden potato you can imagine. It's less starchy, but still very satisfying.

They are just as simple to cook as potatoes, and maybe a bit more delicious. Try this recipe - Danielle's Super (Rutabaga) Fries

Tips for healthy Digestion:





Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are still one of my favorite natural anti-fungals. Brussels are anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, DNA-stabilizing; they help lower cholesterol, fight inflammation, boost immunity and are a great source of fiber. They also protect your eyes, since they’re packed with Vitamin A, so if you’re on the computer a lot: eat your Brussels!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Dusted with Coconut


Garlic

Using raw garlic cloves as one of your anti-fungals is probably one of the cheapest ways to kill the Candida. In the first month of your Candida treatment, garlic is especially useful in reducing the population of the Candida population fairly quickly, but in the beginning of the treatment garlic can cause quite a strong bout Herxhiemer’s Revenge in your body, so just be sure you’re using Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate to protect your liver and lessen the die-off effect, and always drink plenty of water to wash the die-off toxins from your body. To show you just how powerful garlic can be, The Garlic Information Center of Great Britain reported that even the anthrax bacterium called Bacillus anthracis is susceptible to raw garlic.






Onions

Onions have strong anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties. They also help to flush excess fluids out the body – this is useful because many Candida sufferers experience water retention. Onions along with garlic can give you breath issues, so a handy tip is to eat them with a bit of parsley to counter the smell.

Most Cruciferous veggies including broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage have compounds containing sulfur and nitrogen. These compounds, known as isothiocyanates, kill candida.



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