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
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
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.
Cheese, buttermilk, malted milk drinks eg Horlicks, Ovaltine.
All dried fruit and any foods containing them, eg. fruit cake, Muesli, fruit juices, grapes.
Fermented alcoholic drinks eg. wines and beer.
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.
Hydrolysed vegetable protein, vegetable protein. Mushrooms.
Note check food labels carefully.
FOODS CONTAINING SUGAR TO BE AVOIDED
Cakes, sweet pastries, biscuits. All breakfast cereals containing sugar eg. Cornflakes, Allbran.
Fruit yoghurt, milk puddings and custards containing sugar.
All drinks containing sugar eg. lemonade, squashes, Coke, Pepsi, liquers, cordials.
Sugar, honey, jam, marmalade, sweets, chocolate, diabetic products containing fructose.
FOODS ALLOWED FREELY
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.
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.
Freshly squeezed fruit juices. Diet drinks not containing fruit, tea, coffee, cocoa.
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.