Yeast Free Diet
Diet wriiten by Elizabeth Simonsen, R.D., 157 Myers St., Geelong The diet involves avoiding refined carbohydrates and foods containing yeast, fungi, and moulds. Foods for this diet are divided into three groups:
Low Carbohydrate Foods which may be taken without counting as part of the diet.
Moderate Carbohydrate Foods unrefined carbohydrate foods permitted in specified quantities.
Refined, High Carbohydrate Foods, and all foods containing yeasts, fungi, or moulds – these foods must be strictly avoided. Many foods acquire yeast, fungi, or mould growth on keeping – these may (or may not!) – be a ‘normal’ component of the food and may not be visible to the naked eye. For the purpose of this diet, please ensure that all foods, including fruits and vegetables, are as fresh as possible. Any foods left after a meal:
- should be refrigerated immediately and used the next day, or
- frozen and used when required.
Environmental Mould: Check the home for sources of mould and mildews – under the sink in the kitchen or laundry; in the shower recess; pot plants, etc. WHAT IS ‘CANDIDA ALBICANS’- Candida Albicans is a Yeast Growth. It is present in all of us, but normally is kept under control by the “helpful” bacteria in our intestines. However, when something destroys these helpful bacteria (eg. the excessive use of antibiotics), the yeast organism may grow unchecked in the intestines, producing range of symptoms. Symptoms fall into three general areas..
- Inflammations Affecting bowel, bladder, stomach, vagina, etc.
- Allergy Asthma, bronchitis, headaches, earache, hives, acne, etc.
- Emotional & Mental Extreme irritability, memory lapses, severe depression, etc.
Candida overgrowth may affect anyone, but is most common in women. The aim of the treatment is: 1. To Remove the yeast from tissue – your doctor may prescribe an antifungal drug. 2. Not to feed the yeast growth – yeasts feed on sugars and, refined carbohydrates – so the diet is low in refined carbohydrates. 3. Not to encourage yeast growth – avoid all yeasts, moulds, and fungi both in your environment and in the food you eat. 4. To build up the body’s ability to resist infection. Initially the diet is strict but, on improvement of the condition, can be gradually relaxed.
Low Carbohydrate Foods: These foods contain very little, or no, carbohydrates and may be taken freely as indicated. (a) Vegetables and Fruits: Take Freely: Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, celery, chinese cabbage, endive, garlic, kohl rabi, lettuce, marrow, radish, rhubarb, silverbeet, spinach, summer squash, watercress, zucchini. Take small server only i.e. use mainly as flavourings: Avocado (1/2), brussel sprouts (2), chokoes, french beans (1/3 cup), kale, lemon (1), okra, onion (1/2), passionfruit (1/2), tomato (1/2), turnip (1/2), watermelon (small piece). (b) Meat and Meat Substitutes Take normal server as desired: Meat, fish, poultry, pork, ham, bacon, shellfish, tinned fish, brains, liver, kidney, tripe, eggs. Plainly cooked (grilled, roast, steamed),stew (preferably unthickened and without tomato sauce, tomato juice, or yeast extracts). Cheese – Fresh homemade ricotta or cottage cheese made using junket tablets or lemon juice. Philadelphia – Philadelphia light. (c) Fats & Oils: Take normal moderate amounts: Butter, margarine, fresh cream, oils. (d) Fluids: Take Freely: Water, soda water, natural (unsweetened) mineral water, clear soup.
Moderate Carbohydrate Foods These foods are higher in carbohydrate (complex) but contain no yeasts. These may be eaten in moderation.
Wheatgerm or ‘Weatharts”
Shredded Wheat Puffed
Barley/Rice (brown or unpolished)
|Cooked or canned in water, with no added sugar and not in fruit nectar or juice:
Pineapple – diced
Pineapple – rings
| Carrot, pumpkin
Peas, broad beans
Turnip – white
French (green) beans
Sweet potato, Taro
Artichokes – Jerusalem, Globe
Dried beans, small varieties
e.g haricot, kidney
Dried beans, large white
e.g. lima beans
Chick peas (Garbanzo)
| Home made fresh bread,
scones or pancakes, made from wholemeal flour and using no yeast.
Sour Dough Bread:
Commercial “Flat Bread”
Liquid Evaporated milk (skim, whole)
Milk Powder (skim)
Milk, Powder, (full cream)
Fresh natural Yoghurt – Jalna (preferable home made)
|Fruit Juices||Fruits – Fresh|
|Freshly squeezed or ‘juiced.’
No Commercial Products.
Fruit Salad (no grapes, dried fruit)
Gooseberries Kiwl fruit (Chinese Gooseberry)
Refined, High Carbohydrate Foods, and all foods containing yeasts, fungi or moulds. These foods must not be eaten as they contain large amounts of sugar and or refined carbohydrate, and will encourage the growth of Candida.
Sugar Coated Cereals
Made up dishes
|Sweetened Condensed Milk
Tinned Fruits in sugar syrup
Tinned Fruits in Nectar/Juice Cakes
These foods must not be taken as they normally contain yeasts, fungi, or moulds:
|Yeast extracts (Marmite, Vegemite, Promite)
All malted products
All Alcoholic Beverages
|All Dried Fruits
Bean Sprouts (commercial)
Dried Herbs & Spices
Canned Fruit & Vegetable Juices
“B” Group Vitamin supplements derived from yeast
Diet wriiten by Elizabeth Simonsen, R.D., 157 Myers St., Geelong