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Although many people with Candida cannot eat fruit, at least for awhile, we have included it on this page for those who can. The months listed are generally the best availability times for each food.
By combining your meals to match ingredients in the compatible boxes you will be able to experience the least amount of digestive problems while increasing your youth, vitality, strength and endurance. Eating as close to your area’s harvest time gives the most nutrition although many Veg may be stored or obtained elsewhere. Dried fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds may be stored and are available all year long.
|Combine with Leafy Greens →||← Combine with Starch or Protein →||← Combine with Leafy Greens|
|Slight Starch||Leafy Green||Non-Starch|
|Artichoke||Barley Grass||Alfalfa Sprouts|
|Beets||Beet Greens||Artichoke Globe|
|Celeriac||Buckwheat Green||Bamboo Shoot|
|Sweet Potato||Chinese Cabbage||Green|
|Water Chestnut||Collard Greens||Green Peas|
|High Starch||Cress||Mung Bean Sprouts|
|Corn, Mature||Dandelion Greens||Radish|
|Potatoes||Dulse||Red Clover Sprouts|
|Corn, Dried||Mustard Greens||Summer Squash|
|Rye||Sunflower Greens||Olives, Black|
|Spelt||Swiss Chard||Olives, Green|
|High Starch*||Wheat Grass||Chia|
|Black Turtle||Caraway||Protein Nuts*|
|Small Red||French Taragon||Filberts (Hazelnuts)|
|Combine with Subacid Fruits →||← Combine with Acid or Sweet Fruits →||← Combine with Subacid Fruits|
|Acid Fruits||Subacid Fruits||Sweet Fruits|
|Stone Fruits||Core Fruits||Fresh Fruits|
|Citrus||Pear||Dates: Deglet Noor,|
|Grapefruit||Quince||Empress, Halawi, Honey|
|Kumquat||Stone Fruits||Khadrawi, Medjool, Zahidi|
|Sour Apple||Fresh Figs||Pineapple|
|Melons - Eat Alone|
If drinking water with your meal causes digestive issues, consume it 1/2 hour before or 1 hour after meals so that your digestive juices are not diluted and wait 1 hour between meals so proper digestion may take place and not cause indigestion, fermentation, bloating, gas and/or constipation. Drinking fruit juice is compatible while eating a meal of fruit. Likewise, drinking vegetable juice is compatible while eating a meal of vegetables. Drinking compatible herbal tea with a meal, especially herbs that aid digestion, works well for many people. Using culinary herbs and spices also help correct digestive complaints. Many are listed on this chart and even more are available on this site's Seasoning section.
*Whole Grains & Legumes are also classified as proteins because of their protein content. *Seeds, Nuts & Legumes are also classified as starches because of their starch content. See * below.
*Soaking whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds in spring or filtered water for 4-24 hours, depending on their size, before eating them breaks down concentrated starches and fats into simpler, usable carbohydrates and changes the protein into free form amino acids so our bodies can use up to 100% of their nutrition. Sprouting them also removes enzyme inhibitors and phytates. (Both are found in unsprouted grains and causes digestive problems.) Soak then peel almonds since the skin contains tannic acid.
**Soaking dried fruit several hours before eating aids digestion.
Proteins and starches DO NOT combine well. Exception: avocados combine well with all starchy vegetables and whole grains.
Fruits and starches DO NOT combine well.
Fruits and proteins DO NOT combine well. Exceptions are: avocados combine with acid and sub-acid fruits. The oil in seeds and nuts extends their digestion long enough for acid fruits and papaya to be digested.
Fruits and vegetables DO NOT combine well. Exception: tomatoes combine well with all leafy greens, non-starch and proteins. Apples, grapes and leafy greens combine with anything.
Foods we DO NOT encourage using: dried coconut (unless you know it is not pasteurized), onions or peppers unless your body has an abundance of bifidus (friendly bacteria). Bottled oils coat the colon walls making it impossible for the good bacteria to implant the colon walls. Many are dead food and can either be smelled to detect rancidity or tested electromagnetically without opening the bottle. An exception to use moderately is organic cold pressed or centrifuge coconut oil or Barlean's High Lignan Organic Flax Oil. Raw apple cider vinegar has been credited with many health benefits when in reality it promotes candida for some people the same as many other vinegars. The only vinegar we recommend when recovering from Candida (and beyond) is Tonic Vinegar. In some individuals, Bragg's liquid aminos and soy sauces can also cause imbalances leading to candida and water retention, so use sparingly if at all. We recommend a low sodium soy sauce such as San-J Organic Tamari, Low Sodium. Some people will find they need to completely eliminate fruits listed on this page or eat less since the fructose can also feed candida. Once healthy bacteria is restored, know your limits with fruit. All of the above No-No's will most likely cause indigestion, fermentation, bloating, gas and/or constipation. Strengthening the Spleen-Pancreas with Chinese herbs containing Atractylodes also helps tremendously to keep balance and prohibit Candida return.