Title: Yeast-free low sugar diet

Key words: candida albicans, antifungal medication, nutritional supplements, fatigue, food preparation processes, cereals, dairy products, fruits, beverages, vitamin supplements, fish, meat, fruit, vegetables,

Date: May 2001

Category: Special diets

Type: Article

Author: Dr M Draper

 

Yeast Free Low Sugar Diet

WHY EXCLUDE YEAST AND SUGAR?

Candida Albicans is a yeast which although normally found in the digestive tract can take over and produce toxins. Toxins weaken the immune system and affect the brain causing fatigue. The yeast problem is conquered by DIET, ANTIFUNGAL MEDICATION AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS.

YEASTS and fungi are used in many food preparation processes, and naturally occur in some foods eg. fruit.

SUGAR is the chief nutrient of yeasts and this includes all sucrose, fructose, dextrose and glucose. These sugars may be added to foods by food manufacturers so please CHECK FOOD LABELS CAREFULLY!

FOODS CONTAINING YEAST WHICH MUST BE AVOIDED

CEREALS

Bread of any kind except 'Soda Bread'

Rolls/buns made with yeast eg. teacakes, crumpets, doughnuts, Chelsea buns etc.

Twiglets, Pizza. Some crackers, cream crackers.

Anything made or coated with breadcrumbs eg. bread sauce, stuffings, fish fingers, rissoles, beefburgers etc.

Puddings made with bread eg. bread and butter pudding, Apple Charlotte

Malted cereals, cereals enriched with vitamins.

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Cheese, buttermilk, malted milk drinks eg Horlicks, Ovaltine.

FRUITS

All dried fruit and any foods containing them, eg. fruit cake, Muesli, fruit juices, grapes.

BEVERAGES

Fermented alcoholic drinks eg. wines and beer.

MISCELLANEOUS

Yeast extract, Bovril, Bisto, stock cubes, tinned and packet soup, vinegar, pickled foods eg. gherkins, beetroot, sauces containing vinegar eg. tomato sauce, salad cream, mayonnaise, soy sauce, Worcester sauce, French dressing.

Vitamin supplements

Hydrolysed vegetable protein, vegetable protein. Mushrooms.

Note check food labels carefully.

 

 

 

 

FOODS CONTAINING SUGAR TO BE AVOIDED

CEREALS

Cakes, sweet pastries, biscuits. All breakfast cereals containing sugar eg. Cornflakes, Allbran.

Puddings.

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Fruit yoghurt, milk puddings and custards containing sugar.

BEVERAGES

All drinks containing sugar eg. lemonade, squashes, Coke, Pepsi, liquers, cordials.

MISCELLANEOUS

Sugar, honey, jam, marmalade, sweets, chocolate, diabetic products containing fructose.

FOODS ALLOWED FREELY

CEREALS

Soda bread, Matzos, Ryvita, yeast free crispbreads, water biscuits, rice cakes, oat cakes, unsweetened plain scones, flour, rice, pasta, semolina etc. Breakfast cereals free from sugar or fruit eg. Shredded Wheat, Puffed Wheat, oats.

DAIRY FOODS

Eggs, milk, butter, margarine, cream, plain yoghurt, cheddar.

FISH AND MEAT

Any fish or meat or poultry not containing breadcrumbs or made up with meat or vegetable extracts.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Permitted fruit must be well washed or preferably, peeled. Freshly squeezed fruit juices. All permitted vegetables, salads, potatoes.

BEVERAGES

Freshly squeezed fruit juices. Diet drinks not containing fruit, tea, coffee, cocoa.

MISCELLANEOUS

Salt, pepper, herbs, spices, garlic, lemon juice, artificial sweeteners eg. Nutrasweet, Aspartame, Saccharin, Sorbital. Check that granular artificial sweeteners do not also contain some type of sugar.