Candida Cleanse : Candida Overgrowth & Yeast infection Natural Cure

Candida Cleanse Herbs

The candida cleanse protocol below summarizes our 15 years of experience and research on candida overgrowth and natural yeast infection treatment.

The idea of the natural candida cleanse plan is simple.

You starve the yeast, make it weak by diet, foods and herbs that kill candida, and rebuild your gut health with probiotics.

The best candida cleanses always follow these three elements:
starve, kill, and rebuild.

Special consideration was given in the protocol to both effectiveness and safety. So you avoid candida cleanse side effects and die off symptoms. Safety should always comes first. Especially when you naturally cleanse at home.

Best Candida Cleanse Protocol

Starve, Kill, Rebuild.
The 3 steps to get rid of candida and yeast infections:

  1. Starve the yeast : candida colon cleanse to remove waste buildup from the Intestines that feed candida.
    See: colon cleanse.
  2. Kill candida with candida cleanse diet and antifungal supplements.
    See: diet, supplements.
  3. Rebuild gut health with probiotics for candida.
    See: probiotics.

Protocol Duration: 4-8 weeks.

See also: antifungals, side effects, recipes, faq.

Candida Colon Cleanse

Duration: week 1 and when needed during the cleanse.

Candida Colon Cleanse

The objective of the candida colon cleanse is simple : starve the yeast.

To do so, you get rid of waste buildup and undigested food particles in your intestines that feed candida.

One of the best ways to naturally and safely cleanse the colon, is to do a natural oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-powder).
Oxy-powder colon cleanse for Candida Cleanse
Oxy-Powder
releases natural oxygen in the intestines that loosens waste buildup and undigested food particles that tend to stick to the intestinal wall. This allows the body to flush out this waste naturally through normal bowel movements.

Most people start to feel a significant relief from many of their candida symptoms as they eliminate the stored waste. Don’t be surprised if you see dead candida in your stool. This is common, as the waste buildup is the food source of candida. While this may not be the most pleasant thing to see, it is still much better to have the candida yeast out of your body.

Prevent Candida Cleanse Side Effects

There’s another reason we recommend to start the candida cleanse with the colon cleanse. During the candida cleanse, the body eliminates the dying candida and its toxic byproducts through bowel movements.

For this reason, you want to make sure your colon is free from waste buildup that can slow down the elimination process, and make toxins circulate in your system longer. Having waste buildup in the colon is one of the main reason behind the side effects and candida die off symptoms people experience during the cleanse. It just takes the body much more time to eliminate these toxins.

Candida Cleanse Diet

Duration: weeks 2-8.

Candida Cleanse Diet

The main idea behind the candida cleanse diet is to starve the yeast and make it weak. You avoid foods that can feed candida.

This is far more important than eating foods that kill candida. According to research, the carbohydrates we eat from the diet are the primary and preferred nutrient sources for candida albicans yeast [1].

For this reason, most candida cleanse diet plans and menus restrict high carb foods. You do have to make sure, however, that you starve the yeast but not yourself.

In order for the candida diet to work, you replace the carbs with enough healthy fats and proteins so you still have the energy and nutrients to support your daily activities, emotional state, and body’s needs.

Candida Cleanse Recipes

Candida Cleanse Recipes

Due to their importance, we wrote an entire post on the candida cleanse recipes and diet plan, including food list, natural home remedies, diy recipes, common mistakes to avoid and the relevant scientific evidence.
(Read the complete post).

Candida Supplements

Duration: weeks 2-8.

So you cut down the main food sources of candida, and made the yeast even weaker with the candida cleanse diet. Now it is time to kill candida.

There are a number of unique herbs with known antifungal properties that can kill candida very effectively. Natural antifungals are extensively studied as an alternative option for antifungal drugs. Anti candida herbs such as pau d’arco, licorice root, jatoba, and others can offer an effective and safe way to improve the natural candida cleanse results [2, 3, 4].

Not all natural antifungals, however, are safe. Some are even toxic. For this reason, and to avoid a strong reaction, we strongly recommend to get your antifungal candida supplements from a trusted source.

mycozil best candida supplements for candida cleanse
Dr. Group’s Mycozil
is our recommended candida supplements during weeks 2-8 in our candida cleanse protocol. We have found it to be both safe and effective.

The formula combines wildcrafted and organic antifungal herbs, natural systemic enzymes that break down candida cell wall, and probiotics to help balance the candida yeast imbalance in the gut.

  • Ingredients: jatoba bark, pau d’arco bark, licorice, anise seed, beta glucanase, hemicellulase, brevibacillus laterosporus, fulvic acid.
  • Directions: Take 3 capsules 2 times daily before meals. If you have never used Mycozil before, start with 1 capsule twice a day and gradually increase each day.

Probiotics For Candida

Duration: weeks 2-8.

Probiotics For Candida

There are two main reasons most health experts recommend to take probiotics for the candida cleanse:

  1. Candida overgrowth and yeast infections are linked to excess candida yeast imbalances in the gut, or a compromised gut flora [5, 6].
  2. A weak immune system is a common risk factor to develop candida overgrowth and yeast infections [7].

Probiotics supplements populate the intestines with beneficial organisms that can limit the overgrowth of candida yeast, and help the body to rebuild a healthy gut flora and strong immune system.

On a healthy state, a diet rich in fermented foods and fiber can support a healthy gut flora and candida yeast balance. When you have candida or yeast infections, however, you may want to enrich your diet with probiotic supplements.

Good options of probiotic for candida are the lactobacillus probiotic strains, that many studies found safe and effective for candida yeast infections as well as to support the immune system [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13].

To avoid a reaction due to sensitivity to milk, we recommend to use dairy free vegan probiotics from a trusted source.

It is important that the company who makes the probiotics also guarantees their stability and potency. One study that tested 15 different probiotic supplements found that only 4 out of the 15 products met their label [14].
We have seen this many times in our research as well. These quality issues can be very frustrating.

floratrex best Probiotics Supplement For Candida Cleanse
Floratrex
is our recommended probiotics for the candida cleanse. The formula combines the highly studied lactobacillus probiotic strains with inulin prebiotic. Prebiotics serve as a food source for probiotics that supports the good bacteria growth. Taking prebiotics together with probiotics is a common best practice that according to research, can enhance the effectiveness of the probiotic supplements [15, 16].

Floratrex Ingredients & Directions

  • Ingredients: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus paracasei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus casei, Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus gasseri, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium longum, Pediococcus acidilactici, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bacillus clausii, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Fulvic Acid, Organic Inulin.
  • Directions: take two capsules with water 20 minutes before breakfast.

Candida Cleanse Side Effects

Candida Cleanse Side Effects

Candida cleanse side effects may occur when candida yeast starts to die during the cleanse. These symptoms can affect your entire body and your well-being.

Common candida die off symptoms include: skin itching, rashes, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, nausea, joint, muscle body aches and pain, digestive issues such as diarrhea, loose bowel movements, bloating, gas, cramps, stomach pain, tenderness, excess mucus, breathing problems, and even vomiting. Some people also feel anxiety, depression, brain fog and additional mind balance symptoms.

Healing crises or herxheimer reactions are not a sign you are healing. They do not mean that the candida cleanse is working.
This is a common misconception that is simply not true.

Candida Die Off Symptoms

When you experience candida die off symptoms, it may indicate that the amount of toxins released by the dying candida is more than what your body can safely handle. If you use antifungal herbs or candida supplements, it may also mean that you have a reaction to these herbs. Natural doesn’t always mean safe.

Based on our experience, most candida cleanse side effects are unnecessary. You should avoid them with proper attention.
Since this is a very common problem in both parasite and candida cleanses, we wrote an entire post on it.

Especially: how to avoid die off symptoms or minimize them in case you already experience issues. We included simple guidelines and natural home remedies we have found both effective and safe.
(Read the complete post).

Candida Cleanse FAQ

Maintain Your Results After The Candida Cleanse

Many people find that a few weeks after they started the candida cleanse, they already have no symptoms. Other people may need the full eight weeks. Especially with candida symptoms that affect the nails, as these usually take longer time to heal.

The best way to maintain your results is to keep eating healthy. Work directly with your health provider if you have risk factors for candida and yeast infections, especially antibiotics, uncontrolled diabetes, or a weakened immune system [16, 17].

After the 8 weeks, or if you have no more candida symptoms:

  • Supplements: stop taking antifungal supplements and see how you feel. Continue to take the probiotics for the full eight weeks to support the rebuilding of your gut flora.
  • Diet: you can introduce slowly more foods to your diet and see how these changes make you feel. Many people notice that their taste buds completely changed and they no longer have strong desire to eat high carb foods or sweets.

Strongest Candida Killer Or Safe Antifungals?

As we have mentioned, choosing the strongest candida killer for the candida cleanse may not always be a good option.

Ideally, you want to kill candida at a pace your body can safely handle. This allows the body to naturally eliminate the excess candida yeast and restore the candida yeast balance in the gut.

This process does take time. As the body heals from the candida yeast infection and becomes stronger, you feel better with much less candida symptoms.

Try to kill candida too fast with aggressive antifungals, good chances you will experience side effects and strong candida die off symptoms. We have seen this happening too many time.

Using aggressive antifungal candida supplements will not shorten this time. In many cases, you will have to stop the cleanse and let your body recover, before you can start again. For this reason, for the best candida cleanse benefits, go for consistency and safety.

Natural Antifungals List

Many herbal teas, green powders and other non candida supplements contain common herbs with antifungal properties. On a healthy state, these products may not cause any issues. Taking some of these products during the candida cleanse, however, when you are more vulnerable to die off symptoms may cause die offs.

For this reason, it is important to look at the label of your herbal based products. Common natural antifungal herbs include oregano oil, tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, olive leaf, berberine, pau d’arco, caprylic acid, and coconut oil.

Essential oils and other natural extracts from foods that normally have mild antifungal properties you tolerate, may become much stronger once in a concentrated form. Common examples include cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allicin (from garlic), oregano oil and others.

Candida Diet Recipes : Best Staple Foods & Recipes For Candida Cleanse

Candida Cleanse Recipes

The main idea behind candida diet recipes is simple: you starve the yeast. You avoid foods that can feed candida.

This is far more important than eating foods that kill candida. According to research, the carbohydrates we eat from the diet are the primary and preferred nutrient sources for candida albicans yeast [1].

For this reason, most candida cleanse diet plans and menus restrict high carb foods. There is, however, a catch with this approach that can cause many challenges:

You have to make sure you replace the carbs with enough healthy fats and proteins so you still have the energy and nutrients to support your daily activities, emotional state, and body’s needs.

So you want to starve the yeast, but not yourself. We specifically address this important point in this guide and in all our candida diet recipes.

All our candida diet recipes are: healthy, vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo friendly, and gluten free. They are all based on whole natural foods you can easily get at your local store.

Candida Diet Recipes : Table Of Content

Important topics: common mistakes, find your staples.

Key Ingredients For Candida Recipes – Summary of Evidence

Candida Recipes : Starve The Yeast, But Not Yourself

Based on our 15+ years of experience with candida cleansing, here are the main reasons many people experience challenges with the candida diet.

We specifically address all of these in all our candida diet recipes.

  • Cut the carbs but…still consume too much carbs. The research data on this is very clear. Very often, eating carbs can make you want to eat more…carbs. It is a known vicious cycle you want to avoid.
  • Still consume foods that can feed candida yeast, such as dairy, gluten, alcohol.
  • Don’t eat enough calories, specifically don’t consume enough fats and proteins to replace the carbs.
  • Don’t consume enough fiber to support gut health, digestion and satiation.

The result: Many people find themselves constantly hungry, with low energy, feeling miserable. They don’t see enough benefits from the candida cleanse diet, and give up.

Candida Diet Recipes Plan : Find Your Staples

candida diet food list

To make the candida cleanse diet work, you need to find your staples. All you need is a few basic candida recipes that agree with your body, that you enjoy, and can easily make.

So you make your staple recipes every day, eat, repeat.
Until you get better.

Focus on candida diet recipes that have:

  • Enough calories.
  • High fat, high protein, high fiber content.
  • Foods that agree with your body.
  • How you feel after you eat these: energy, mood, and satiation.

According to research, fats, protein and fiber play a key role:

  • Fats and proteins have a positive effect on satiety and appetite. Fats appear to regulate appetite through several mechanisms including the release of appetite hormones [2, 3].
  • Fiber is also known to increase satiety after meals, decrease hunger, and promote gut health. This is very important considering that in many cases, the root cause and source of candida issues is in the gut [4, 5].

This surprises a lot of people, but one of the benefits of the candida diet is that you can eat a lot of healthy fats. High fat meals usually taste much better to most people, are more satisfying and make you feel full longer.

This also means that there’s no need to chase “healthier” carb foods such as grains, legumes, beans, quinoa, buckwheat or sprouted wheat breads that don’t taste good anyway.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Coconut Anti Candida Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar - Coconut Anti Candida Drink

Main features: antifungal, gut health, digestion, energy, reduce candida sugar cravings.

There’s a reason why we start the candida recipes guide with a drink and not a meal. Sugary beverages! It appears that many people find it hard to give up these during the candida diet.

The apple cider vinegar – coconut drink is designed as a healthy alternative. Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Coconut Anti Candida Drink

Prep Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candida Diet Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 liter distilled or spring water (33 ounces)
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp raw extra virgin coconut oil (15 ml)
  • xylitol, stevia or monk fruit to taste optional
  • alcohol free vanilla extract to taste optional

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice of 1/2 organic lemon.
  • Add to 1 liter of distilled or spring water.
  • Shake the bottle of the apple cider vinegar until the cloudy part ("the mother") is well mixed.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of organic raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. If this is the first time you make this drink, start with 1 teaspoon.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. If this is the first time you make this drink, start with 1 teaspoon.
  • Add a few drops of vanilla extract, xylitol, stevia or monk fruit to sweeten. 
  • Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.
  • Typical serving size is 1 cup (8 oz, 250 ml) each time, up to four times a day. Shake well before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal

A few popular add-ons:

  • Sparkling water:
    If you like sparkling drinks, you can add ½ cup of pure sparkling spring water. A few studies suggest that sparkling water can have a satiating effect, and may also help with indigestion [67].
    The research data on these benefits, however, isn’t consistent. So you may want to see if adding sparkling water made any difference to you.
  • Need more energy but still want to avoid coffee?
    Many of our members like to add 1 dropper of Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion just before drinking, which includes adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng. Besides its ability to naturally improve energy [8], Ginseng has demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans in a few studies [910and is also well known for its ability to naturally boost the immune system function [11].

Candida Diet Breakfast

candida diet breakfast

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe is one of our most popular candida breakfast recipes. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on the candida diet.

Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:

  • 28 grams protein.
  • 21 grams of fiber.
  • Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

Ingredients: flax seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, almond milk, coconut butter, himalayan pink salt, black pepper, chipotle powder, spinach, broccoli.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Recipes : Meals For Lunch & Dinner

The lunch and dinner options for candida diet may change based on your schedule and preferences. For this reason, and to avoid cases where you find yourself hungry during the day without anything to eat, we highly recommend to prepare the meals and snacks in advance.

Here are the most popular options for meals:

Cauliflower Rice Candida Cleanse Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Candida Cleanse Recipe

This cauliflower rice recipe has been one of our most popular body cleansing recipes. It makes a perfect fit for the candida diet as well.

The cauliflower rice detox meal brings a healthy exciting culinary experience to the candida diet cleanse, with a superb nutritional profile and potent antifungal properties.

Ingredients: cauliflower, red onion, cayenne peppers, garlic, red bell peppers, carrots, scallions, hemp seeds, almonds, coconut oil, himalayan pink salt, chipotle chili powder, turmeric powder.
See the complete recipe.

The Healthy Detox Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole avocado candida diet recipes

Another candida diet recipe staple, especially if you like avocados. This recipe is delicious, super nutritious, naturally detoxes and cleanses your body, promotes healthy digestion, protects the heart and above all, it makes you feel full, satisfied, happy and energized.

Ingredients: ripe hass avocados, jalapeño chili peppers, tomato, red onion, cilantro, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, lime juice, himalayan pink salt, carrots, celery stalks.
See the complete recipe.

The Colon Cleanse Detox Salad

candida diet salad recipes

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners.

What makes the detox salad unique, is that it is very high in insoluble fiber. This fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Ingredients: cabbage, carrots, beetroot, garlic, cayenne peppers, apple cider vinegar, lemon, olive oil, hemp seeds, pink himalayan salt.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Salad Dressing Recipe

Candida Salad Dressing Recipe

This simple salad dressing recipe combines natural ingredients with very potent antifungal and antiparasitic properties. It also tastes really good, and can bring life to boring salads.

Most of our members like to use it as is, as a base lemon vinaigrette, or add their favorite herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano and others.

Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt, black pepper, mustard.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Desserts

All our candida diet desserts are very healthy and function also as whole meals. This means that you can eat them by themselves as a meal without the guilt.

This surprises a lot of people, but this is one of the benefits of eating low carb – high fat.

Here are a few of our most popular desserts recipes for the candida diet.

Anti Candida Dark Chocolate – Chia Pudding Recipe

Anti Candida Dark Chocolate - Chia Pudding Recipe

This simple candida recipe has been one of our most popular desserts not only for the candida diet, but also as a part of our other body cleanse protocols.

The high content of fiber, protein and the balanced healthy fatty acids profile, will make you satisfied, full and provide you with sustained energy levels. Many of our members find it very helpful to make the recipe overnight, and eat when the famous candida sugar cravings attack, or when you need a little boost.

We get many comments on the blending topic. Blending may make the consistency smoother. You do not need however, to use a blender for this recipe.

Anti Candida Dark Chocolate - Chia Pudding Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Anti Candida Dark Chocolate - Chia Pudding Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 oz chia seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • xylitol, stevia or monk fruit to taste
  • ¼ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract optional
  • pinch himalayan pink salt to taste optional
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of chia seeds to 1 cup of pure almond milk. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The chia - almond milk will turn into gel consistency.
  • Place the chia seeds - milk gel in a blender, with the hemp seeds, cacao powder, and coconut oil. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Taste, and add xylitol, stevia or monkfruit to taste. Little goes a long way! Balance the flavor with very little himalayan pink salt.
  • To enhance flavor further, add vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • Refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal

Chocolate Mousse – Smoothie Candida Cleanse Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Candida Cleanse Recipe

This recipe is an extended version of the anti candida diet chocolate pudding recipe. The nutrients work together to boost the energy, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health and natural cleansing.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. One serving provides you with 24 grams of protein, 8 grams of omega 3, over 70% of your daily values of vitamin E and fiber, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Ingredients: almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, hazelnuts, cacao powder, coconut butter, stevia, cinnamon, vanilla extract, himalayan pink salt.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Snacks

Avocado

Avocado candida recipe

If you like the way avocados taste like, you may want to buy a few more. Fresh, ripe avocado is the perfect candida snack. You don’t need to refrigerate it, it has an exceptional nutritional profile, and the options to use it are endless.

A study of 26 healthy adults found that one-half an avocado consumed at lunch significantly reduced self-reported hunger and desire to eat, and increased satiation [12].

In addition to its high fiber content, versatile nutritional profile, health benefits, avocado is very low in sugars and net carbs. How low? an average size avocado has less than 3 grams of net carbs.

You can eat avocado as is, or for added flavor, add a few drops of fresh lemon or lime juice with himalayan salt to taste. Like a little more spice? add a little chipotle powder to the mix.

Feel like snacking more? use the avocado as a dip with celery and carrots instead of the unhealthy tortilla chips.

Raw Nuts & Seeds

nuts candida recipes

Fresh raw nuts and seeds (unsalted, unroasted) are excellent natural snacks for the candida diet. You can eat them by themselves, or with a salad.

A few important comments about nuts and seeds:

  • To improve digestion use raw nuts and seeds, and soak in water for a few hours or overnight before you eat.
  • To avoid mold contamination, make sure to get the nuts and seeds that are fresh from a trusted source. It is common to see low quality nuts and seeds at stores. Even at premium health stores. For this reason, if they do not taste good, look or smell weird, chances are they are not fresh.
  • Typical serving size: 1-2 oz.

Ideal nuts and seeds for the candida diet include almonds, brazil nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts.

Pumpkin seeds are also known for their strong antiparasitic properties [1314].

Candida And Fruit

candida and fruit

We do not consider sugary fruits as staples for the candida diet. We do however, get many questions on this topic. So here’s our take on it.

Eating fruits while on the candida diet has always been a controversial topic. Since most fruits are high in sugars, and sugars feed candida, we can conclude that fruits can feed candida as well. Right?

According to research data, however, there’s not enough evidence.

Based on our experience, fruits consumption on the candida diet can be helpful for some people. How do you know?

  • If you eat a small piece of fruit in the morning, and feel great, energized, happy and satisfied, then you may want to continue to do so.
  • In case you don’t feel anything positive after eating the fruit, then feel free to avoid sugary fruits while on the candida diet.

If you consider eating fruits, a few guidelines:

  • Best fruits for the candida diet: fresh ripe berries. 2 cups in the morning (around 10 grams of net carbs) is a safe serving size.
  • Always eat fruits on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning.
  • We do not recommend fruits smoothies while on the candida diet.

To clarify – fatty fruits such as avocados are extremely low in sugars, and are allowed on the candida diet. In fact, they are one of the best foods to eat while on the candida diet.

Candida Tea

Candida Cleanse Tea Detox Recipe

The candida tea recipe is a great natural home remedy you can easily make at home. Drink it hot or cold, to safely cleanse and detox candida yeast from your body and boost your energy levels.

Ingredients: green tea or black tea, ginger, cinnamon, coconut oil, lemon, stevia.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Recipes Ingredients – Evidence

Below you will find a summary of the evidence and links to the published studies. While there are many additional benefits of course, we focused on the benefits for the candida cleanse.

Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar candida diet

Apple cider vinegar on its raw unpasteurized form, is well known for its ability to naturally detox and cleanse the body. It is the only vinegar that is widely accepted as a candida friendly food.

According to research, apple cider vinegar demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans as well as antibacterial action against E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. The research data suggests that apple cider vinegar has the ability to destroy the structural proteins and metabolic enzymes of the pathogens tested [1516, 17].

On its own, apple cider vinegar may not be the strongest candida killer. There are definitely more potent natural antifungal foods and herbs out there. For this reason it makes a great addition to candida recipes along with other natural antifungals.

Another important benefit of apple cider vinegar for the candida diet, is its ability to regulate blood sugar levels and promote satiation after a meal [18].

Dark Chocolate & Candida

Many people that experience strong sugar cravings during the candida cleanse, are surprised to learn that dark chocolate may be able to help.

One study had 16 men eat milk or dark chocolate. The researchers looked into the impact of chocolate to appetite. The study found that [19]:

Dark chocolate promotes satiety, lowers the desire to eat something sweet, and suppresses energy intake compared with milk chocolate.

This is exactly why chocolate can make such a big difference in the candida diet. This is also the reason that gives chocolate its bad rap. Most of the chocolate products you find at the store contain high amount of sugars, and low quality heavily processed cacao beans.

Chocolate and cacao are not the same. Chocolate is made from the beans and seeds of the cacao tree, together with other ingredients that may not be as healthy. Cacao, on its own, however, is very healthy and has been consumed for many centuries in its natural unprocessed form.

In fact, according to research, cacao has more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Multiple studies suggest that cacao consumption may help to protect nerves from injury and inflammation, improve satiety, cognitive function, and mood [2021].

Due to these benefits, many health experts recommend to consume cacao on an ongoing basis. We recommended to use raw organic cacao powder as a part of the candida diet recipes.

Chia Seeds & Candida Recipes

Chia Seeds & Candida Recipes

There are a few reasons we consider chia seeds as a staple on the candida cleanse diet. The first, chia seeds are well known to promote satiation. A study that had 24 young women add chia seeds to their breakfast, concluded that chia seed consumption may induce short-term satiety in healthy individuals [22].

The second reason, is the nutritional profile of chia seeds. Chia seeds make an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA), vegetable protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and important minerals. [23].

Chia seeds are high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotics and contribute to better gut health [24].

When you put chia in water or other liquids, they form a gel within 5-10 minutes. This is a very popular way to make poudings, cakes, cookies, ice creams, crackers, pancakes recipes, and also to thicken smoothies and soups. Once in gel form, the body can digests the chia seeds without the need to blend.

Coconut Oil : Candida Diet Staple

Coconut Oil : Candida Diet Staple

Coconut oil is a true staple you see in many candida diet recipes that use oils. Many studies were able to support its antifungal activity against Candida albicans and other pathogens. According to the evidence, capric and lauric acids, two of the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil, are the ones mainly responsible for its ability to kill candida [25, 26].

There’s another reason coconut oil makes such a great fit for the candida diet. Coconut oil is an effective alternative energy source to carbs.

This helps with one of the biggest challenges with the candida diet. You have to reduce your carbs as they tend to feed candida. As a result, many people don’t have the energy they used to have. This is where coconut oil can significantly help, as the body can quickly digest and use it to produce energy. Much easier than other fats. This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, as well as in pre workout recipes.

The research data was able to validate this use as well. According to the evidence, the Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil (MCT oil), can increase exercise performance [27].

Natural Sweeteners For The Candida Diet

Stevia candida

Natural sweeteners can play a key role in the beginning of the candida diet. You may find you do not need them, however, as your taste buds get used to the high fat low carb meals. For this reason, it is best to use them in moderation and reduce as your taste preferences change.

So what are the best natural sweeteners for the candida diet?

  • Organic monkfruit, also known as Luo han guo.
  • Stevia (look for brands that specifically mention they remove the bitter aftertaste).
  • Xylitol from non-GMO corn or birch bark.

All of these options have very minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Xylitol actually demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans in one study [28].

Taste wise, we find that every person’s preference may be different. Stevia seems to be the most popular one, although not everyone likes its taste.

We like to combine natural sweeteners with a little himalayan salt to balance the overall flavor of the recipe. Always make sure these sweeteners are 100% pure without any additional ingredients.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe – Healthiest Low Carb Oatmeal Alternative

Noatmeal

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe below offers a great healthy way to start your morning. The recipe uses natural whole foods and spices you can easily find at your local store.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Highlights

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:

  • 28 grams protein.
  • 21 grams of fiber.
  • Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

And the net carbs? only 10 grams.
See nutrition facts section for the complete list.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe -Summary Of Evidence

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Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Since we published the original noatmeal detox recipe, we got hundreds of suggestions and different ways you can make the recipe.

So we looked into all the great feedback we got, and updated the recipe to reflect the most popular options.

There are essentially two ways we like to make this recipe. With or without the veggies. Both are healthy, taste great, and easy to make, just a matter of a personal preference.

We recommend to try the version with the veggies, as we find it an easy and tasty way to get your greens.

See the top tips from our members and faq below the recipe.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe
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Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: Low Carb Oatmeal, Noatmeal Detox Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz whole flax seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz almonds
  • 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch himalayan pink salt
  • pinch ground black pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp ground chipotle powder optional

Veggies (optional)

  • ¼ bunch spinach
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of flax seeds to 1 cup of water. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The flax seeds- water will turn into gel consistency. Put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Place the flax seeds - water gel in a blender, with the almonds and almond milk. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Remove from blender, and place in a large saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add one cup of chopped broccoli and spinach.
  • Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Add a little more almond milk if you find the consistency too thick.
  • While cooking, add himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Add the hemp seeds, 1 tbsp of coconut butter and mix. 
  • Place in a bowl. Add more himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle if needed. Your noatmeal detox recipe is ready!
  • For added nutrients, crunchiness and flavor, add 1 oz of your favorite fresh raw nuts or seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal

Top Tips From Our Members & FAQ

  • No Veggies – Sweet Version – Most Popular:
    This is by far the most popular option, as the classic breakfast option to replace the traditional oatmeal porridge.
    Instead of the spices in the recipe below, use the following:
    ¼ tsp of vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon and stevia or pure monkfruit. Add salt to taste to balance the flavor. Many people like to also add fresh raw nuts and seeds just before serving.
  • No Veggies – Savory Version – 2nd Most Popular:
    To get a savory flavor, use the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder as shown in the recipe directions. If you don’t have candida concerns, add 1 tablespoon of unfortified nutritional yeast just before serving.
  • Flax seeds, ground vs. whole:
    When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. In order for the body to better absorb their nutrients, you need to grind them. When you grind flax seeds, the exposure to oxygen overtime can make some nutrients break down and become rancid. For this reason it is ideal to buy whole seeds and grind them just before you make the recipe. As an alternative, if you do buy ground flax seeds, look at the expiration date and make sure they are fresh.
  • Veggies: Should I cook, sauté, steam or eat raw?
    The research suggests that certain nutrients may become more available by cooking. Other nutrients however, may get destroyed by heat.
    The option you choose of course, can also change the way the veggies taste.
    For this reason, we like to use a combination of raw, and lightly cooked veggies together. You can put some in the saucepan as you cook, and leave a few raw and add to the recipe just before serving.

Chocolate lovers: you can add 1 tablespoon of raw organic cacao powder to the sweet version of the recipe. You may also want to see our healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe.

The Nutrients In The Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Nutrition Facts Label

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Benefits

There are many reasons recipes for low carb oatmeal alternatives are so popular. Whether it is the need to reduce carbs, eliminate gluten or other cereal grains, you still want to make sure you get enough nutrients, so you avoid deficiencies.

For this reason, when we developed the noatmeal detox recipe, we focused on both taste and nutrients. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Below is a summary of the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.

Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy

The recipe specifically includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.

The coconut butter has unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the notemal. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.

Fiber & Gut Health

The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels [1].

The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.

The noatmeal detox recipe is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health [2].

Natural Cleansing & Detoxification

In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact [3]. This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Reduce Inflammation

Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.

According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3 [4].

We addressed both concerns in the noatmeal detox recipe:

  1. Omega 3 : 9.4 grams (590% of your daily values).
  2. Omega 6: 13 grams (77% of your daily values).

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence

Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds Noatmeal

Flaxseeds make a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, and one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acid [5].

According to research, the oils, fibers and flax lignans in flaxseeds have many potential health benefits and may help to reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders [6].

Why Soaking & Grinding

When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. So you may not absorb all their useful nutrients. For this reason, a common traditional best practice is to soak the seeds with water and grind them before eating.

Nuts & Almonds

Almonds Noatmeal

Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential [7].

Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.

Why Almonds

When we made the recipe, we tested different nuts and seeds. The nuts that our testers liked the most, were the almonds. Second place – pecans, third place – macadamia nuts (for the savory option).

As for the health benefits of almonds, out of the different options of nuts, they are well known for their balanced profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, almonds are an excellent choice. Almonds also make a great source of vitamin E. Just 1 oz of almonds provide you with 50% of the daily values.

Coconut Butter

Coconut Noatmeal

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.

The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: energy, cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, and flavor.

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against candida yeast and other pathogens [89].

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.

This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance [10].

For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds Noatmeal

The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the noatmeal recipe.

The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [1112].

Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:

  • 9 grams of protein.
  • 3 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.

And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.

The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe.

Broccoli

Broccoli Noatmeal

Broccoli is well known for its  high content of bioactive phytochemicals such as glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, vitamin C, and minerals. Many studies suggest that a diet high in broccoli may help to prevent cardiovascular diseases, different types of cancers and oxidative stress [13].

In addition to its nutrients and health benefits, we like to use broccoli for this recipe as its texture and flavor blend very well with the other ingredients. If you prefer other cruciferous vegetables, you may use them instead or in addition to the brocoli as well. Brussels sprouts also work very well in this recipe.

Common cruciferous vegetables include: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

The health benefits of cruciferous vegetables are well known and supported by many studies. Cruciferous vegetables contain unique nutrients and  phytochemicals that are suggested by the medical community to induce detoxification, stimulate the immune system and prevent oxidative stress [14].

Spinach

Spinach Noatmeal

Spinach makes a great source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and bioactives known to promote health. Due to its exceptional nutritional composition, many researchers consider spinach as a functional food. (Meaning its nutrients go beyond basic nutrition).

According to research, spinach-derived phytochemicals and bioactives are able to prevent oxidative damage, modulate metabolism, inflammation, antioxidant defence, regulate blood sugar and lipids, and may help to curb food intake by inducing secretion of satiety hormones [15].

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe : Energy, Health & Cleansing

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Candida Detox Recipe

Healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe you can make at home to boost the energy during low carb diets, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health and natural cleansing.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. One serving provides you with 24 grams of protein, 8 grams of omega 3, over 70% of your daily values of vitamin E and fiber, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
(See nutrition facts section).

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse, colon cleanse.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse – Summary Of Evidence

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Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe

This is one of our most popular breakfast detox recipes. It is also very versatile. See the top tips from our members below.

You can easily change the consistency of the mousse, by adjusting the amount of the almond milk. Add an additional cup of almond milk when you have the ingredients in the blender, to turn the mousse into a thick smoothie.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb chocolate mousse
Servings: 1
Calories: 690kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure almond milk
  • 1 oz chia seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp raw coconut butter
  • stevia pure monkfruit to taste
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder optional
  • ¼ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract optional
  • pinch himalayan pink salt optional

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of chia seeds to 1 cup of pure almond milk.
    Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The chia - almond milk will turn into gel consistency.
    You can proceed with the recipe, put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Place the chia seeds - milk gel in a blender, with the hazelnuts, hemp seeds, cacao powder, and coconut butter. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Taste, and add stevia or monkfruit to taste. Little goes a long way! Balance the flavor with very little himalayan pink salt.
  • To enhance flavor further, add vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Enjoy!
  • For added crunchiness : sprinkle a few raw cacao nibs before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 690kcal

Top Tip From Our Members

Based on the many suggestions we have received, here are the top tips from our members:

  • Add an additional cup of almond milk when you have the ingredients in the blender, to turn the mousse into a thick smoothie.
  • Pure coconut milk and cashews milk also provide great tasting results. Just read the label to make sure there are no added sugars or unwanted ingredients.
  • Add raw fresh nuts and seeds right before serving to add more nutrients and crunchiness. Popular choices: walnuts, pecans and cashews.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe : Benefits

When we developed the low carb chocolate mousse detox recipe, we focused on both taste and health benefits. Below are the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.

Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy

The low carb mousse recipe includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.

The coconut butter and cacao have unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the mousse. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.

Fiber & Gut Health

The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels [1].

The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.

This is very important. The research data suggests that high intake of dietary fiber can significantly reduce the risk for developing certain gastrointestinal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, duodenal ulcer, diverticulitis, constipation, and hemorrhoids. A diet high in fiber may also reduce the risk to develop coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity [2].

Furthermore, the low carb chocolate mousse is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health [3].

Natural Cleansing & Detoxification

All our detox recipes are specifically designed to help the body to naturally cleanse and detox. The low carb chocolate mousse recipe is no exception.

In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact [4]. This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

The recipe also includes natural antimicrobial and antifungal ingredients such as coconut oil and cinnamon, which can help they body to get rid of parasites, candida yeasts and other pathogens.

Inflammation: The Omega-3 / Omega-6 Fatty Acids Ratio

Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.

According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3.

Multiple studies suggest that proper omega-6/omega-3 ratio may be able to decrease risk for breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, suppress inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis,  beneficial effect on patients with asthma [5].

We addressed both concerns in the low carb chocolate mousse recipe:

  1. Omega 3 : 8 grams (500% of your daily values).
  2. Omega 6: 11.5 grams (68% of your daily values).

The Nutrients In The Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Miracle Nutrition Label

The Ingredients In The Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Below is a summary of the scientific evidence on the ingredient in the recipe.

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds carb chocolate mousse

Chia seeds have a long history of traditional use for over 5,500 years, and were one of the most important staple foods in the the diet of Mayas and Aztecs [5].

The research data suggests that chia seeds are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA), vegetable protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and important minerals [6].

When you put chia in water or other liquids, they form a gel within 5-10 minutes. This is a very popular way to make pouding, mousse recipes, and also to thicken smoothies and soups. Once in gel form, the body can digests the chia seeds without the need to blend.

Chia seeds are also well known to promote satiation. A study that had 24 young women add chia seeds to their breakfast, concluded that chia seed consumption may induce short-term satiety in healthy individuals [7].

Coconut

Coconut low carb chocolate mousse

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.

The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, energy, and flavor.

Cleansing, Antifungal, Antimicrobial

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against candida yeast and other pathogens [89].

Energy

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.

This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance [10].

For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.

Flavor & Texture

Flavor & texture wise, coconut butter adds a creamy mousse like texture, with a rich full coconut flavor into the recipe.

Cacao

cacao low carb chocolate mousse

For most people chocolate is a treat. For many people who try to stay healthy, however, chocolate may be one of these forbidden foods.

Good new. Chocolate may me good for you after all. What gives chocolate the bad rap, is that most of the chocolate products you find at the store, contain high amount of sugars, and low quality heavily processed cacao beans.

According to research, however, cacao has more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Multiple studies suggest that cacao consumption may help to protect nerves from injury and inflammation, and improve satiety, cognitive function, and mood [1112].

Due to these benefits, many health experts recommend to consume cacao on an ongoing basis.

It is important to remember the difference between chocolate and cacao: chocolate is made from the beans and seeds of the cacao tree, together with other ingredients that may not be as healthy. Cacao, on the other hand, has been consumed for many centuries in its natural unprocessed form.

We recommended to use raw organic cacao powder as a part of this recipe.

Nuts : Hazelnuts

hazelnuts low carb chocolate mousse

Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential [13].

Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.

Why hazelnuts?

When we made the low carb chocolate mousse, we tested different nuts and seeds. The combination that our testers liked the most, was the hazelnuts – coconut butter – cacao. Second place – pecans, third place – cashews.

As for the health benefits of hazelnuts, out of the different options of nuts, they have one of the best balance profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, hazelnuts are an excellent choice. Hazelnuts make a very good source of vitamin E, copper, magense, and other minerals.

Not surprisingly, the research data suggests that hazelnuts may improve inflammatory markers and reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular risk [14]. One study that tested the combination of hazelnuts and cacao, found that this combination improved the artery blood flow in smokers [15].

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the low carb chocolate mousse recipe.

The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [16, 17].

Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:

  • 9 grams of protein.
  • 3 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.

And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.

The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe. You can blend them with all the ingredients or add them just before you eat the mousse.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon  low carb chocolate mousse

Cinnamon has a long traditional history of use as food (spice) and medicine. We put cinnamon as optional for this recipe, because not all people like cinnamon with their chocolate.

Besides the flavor, as far as the health benefits of cinnamon in the recipe:

  • Cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal:
    Multiple studies suggested that cinnamon may be effective against different types of pathogens, including MRSA bacteria, streptococcus mutans, mycoplasma hominis, and candida yeasts [18192021].
  • Healthy Sugar Levels:
    Additional studies also suggest that cinnamon intake is associated with a statistically significant decrease in fasting glucose levels [22]

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Candida Tea Recipe : Natural Antifungal Energy For Candida Cleanse

Candida Tea

The candida tea recipe below is a great natural home remedy to safely cleanse and detox candida yeast from your body. The recipe uses natural antifungal foods and herbs for candida you can easily find at your local store.

In addition to its antifungal properties, the tea may also give you jittery free energy to support your daily activities.

Use the candida tea to:

  • Enhance the results of your the candida cleanse.
  • On its own to promote healthy candida yeast balance.

The Antifungal Herbs & Foods In The Candida Tea

Evidence Based Recipe, Jump to the recipe.

Every ingredient in the candida tea recipe has a long history of safe traditional use that is also supported by modern science. In this post we included a summary of the evidence and links to the published studies.

Candida Tea Recipe : Natural Antifungal Energy

This candida tea recipe has been one of our most popular recipes drinks for the candida diet cleanse. Its main functions:

Antifungal: The tea uses known antifungal ingredients that have a long history of traditional use and published studies on their effectiveness against candida. (See the evidence section below).

Energy: The green tea and coconut oil combination can also provide jittery free energy. Not as potent as coffee, still a great alternative that is completely candida friendly.

Reviews: Many of our members like to drink the candida tea several times during the day, even after they are done with the cleanse. We also share the top comments and suggestions from our members below the recipe.

Candida Tea Recipe

Candida Tea
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5 from 3 votes

Candida Cleanse Antifungal Energy Tea

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese
Keyword: Candida Cleanse Tea, Candida Tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1 bag organic green tea or black tea
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil raw, extra virgin, 15 ml
  • ½ lemon
  • pure stevia or monkfruit to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes together with the cinnamon.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  • Add the green or black tea bag for 2-5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon, add into the tea.
  • Just before drinking:
    Add 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of coconut oil. If you have never tried coconut oil before, start with 1 teaspoon first.
  • Add a few drops of stevia or pure monkfruit to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal

Top Tip From Our Members

  • Cold vs. Hot:
    The candida tea also tastes great when it is cold, which makes it a great fit for the summer. For best results, if you plan to drink it cold, most of our members prefer it without the cinnamon. You can make more servings of the tea in advance without the coconut oil, and store the tea in the refrigerator for a few days. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil just before you drink the tea.
  • Like Vanilla?
    You may want to add a few drops of alcohol free vanilla extract, as it seems to really improve the flavor. Some stevia brands combine natural vanilla extract with the stevia drops.
  • More Energy:
    Need more energy but still want to avoid coffee? Many of our members like to add 1 dropper of Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion just before they drink the tea, which includes adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng. Besides its ability to naturally improve energy [1], Ginseng has demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans in a few studies [2, 3and is also well known for its ability to naturally boost the immune system [4].

What’s In My Candida Tea : Summary Of Evidence

As we mentioned, every ingredient in this recipe has a long history of traditional use and is also supported by science.

Below you will find a summary of the evidence and links to the published studies. While there are many additional benefits of course, we focused on the benefits for the candida cleanse.

Green Tea

Candida Tea green tea

EGCG, the most abundant catechin in green tea demonstrated antifungal activity against candida albicans in multiple studies [5, 6].

Another known health benefit of green tea, which it is important to mention. Many human studies also suggest that green tea catechins may help to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, such as obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular risk factors [7].

What about black tea for candida?
We do prefer to use green tea for candida, as it has more evidence and research data on its antifungal properties. If you prefer black tea, however, it may still provide benefits for the candida cleanse as well. According to research, black tea polyphenols also have antifungal properties that can be effective against different candida species [8].

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Candida Tea

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against Candida albicans and other pathogens [9].
According to the evidence, capric and lauric acids, two of the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil, are the ones mainly responsible for its ability to kill candida [10].

There’s another reason coconut oil makes such a great fit for the candida diet. Coconut oil makes an effective alternative energy source to carbs.

This helps with one of the biggest challenges with the candida diet. You have to reduce your carbs as they tend to feed candida. As a result, many people don’t have the energy they used to have.

This is where coconut oil can significantly help, as the body can quickly digest and use it to produce energy. Much easier than other fats. This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, as well as in pre workout recipes.

The research data was able to validate this use as well. According to the evidence, the Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil (MCT oil), can increase exercise performance [11].

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Candida Tea

Cinnamon has a long traditional history of use as food (spice) and medicine. According to research data, Cinnamon demonstrated potent antifungal activity against different species of candida [12, 13].

Additional studies also suggest that cinnamon intake is associated with a statistically significant decrease in fasting glucose levels [14]. This indirectly may benefit the candida diet as well, especially if you have a history of high blood sugar.

Ginger

ginger Candida Tea

Ginger is a well known home remedy for candida and other pathogens. According to research data, ginger demonstrated significant antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal activity against Candida albicans, Candida Krusei yeast as well as other types of human pathogens [151617].

There’s another reason we recommend to have ginger in the candida tea recipe. According to one study, green tea, cinnamon and ginger may work together in synergy to lower blood sugar levels after a meal. When the researchers combined all the three together they noticed the best results, better than when they tested each herb by itself [18].

Lemon

lemon Candida Tea

Drinking warm water with lemon juice in the morning is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. According to research, lemon juice may also support the liver [19] and kidneys [20].

Flavor wise, lemon juice complements the green tea and ginger taste. Interestingly, is also blends very well with the cinnamon and coconut flavor.