Can I Eat Asparagus on a Candidiasis Diet?

by Eric Bakker N.D. on July 16, 2013

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Starting a diet to cure your Candidiasis can seem overwhelming. All you do is spend your time comparing foods to the lists of things you can and can’t eat. While some of the stuff you can’t eat is pretty obvious – like carbohydrates, processed foods, and sugars – some other foods are not as easy to identify. This leaves a lot of people feeling less than creative when it comes to cooking. Far too many limit themselves to only a few choices, which is bound to leave you feeling bored and ultimately contribute to your desire to simply give up.

Yes, You Can Eat Asparagus

Asparagus is a great green vegetable to include in your diet. Not only is it high in fiber but it is known to have a number of other fantastic health benefits as well. Not sure? Consider this:

  • Asparagus is believed to be able to help detox and cleanse the body because of its high potassium and fiber levels. Unless you buy it canned, you’ll get very little sodium and you should see a reduction in belly bloating as well.
  • Asparagus contains high levels of vitamin K, which is excellent for helping your body create blood clots. If you’re on blood thinners or heart medications, though, you may want to double check with your doctor before adding this veggie to your diet. Vitamin K is also good for the prevention of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
  • The folate in asparagus can help to reduce inflammation within the body. Reduced inflammation means less pain and a lower risk of heart disease.
  • Asparagus contains glutathione, a compound that is also associated with detoxing. It is believed to fight free radicals and other carcinogens that can be connected with cancers and other diseases.

Incorporating Asparagus into Your Diet

Not sure how to incorporate asparagus into your Candida diet? There are plenty of simple things you can do. First, asparagus is great steamed or boiled and then seasoned with a little bit of pepper. If you need something more, try melting just a small amount of coconut oil over it. You can roast your asparagus with a little bit of oil, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice, too.

If you want to be very creative, cook your asparagus with your meat of choice – whether that’s beef, chicken, or some sort of fish. You can grill it, wrap it in strips of meat, or make kabob type sticks for the grill. Experiment with seasonings, especially garlic, for added nutritional benefit.

I, personally, enjoy cutting up my asparagus and eating it in salads as well. It adds extra crunch and flavor.

Other Vegetables to Consider

In addition to asparagus, you may want to consider experimenting with other vegetables you aren’t used to eating. The more variety you have in your diet, the easier it will be to stick with. Consider trying beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, eggplant, kale, okra, and watercress as well.

The vegetables you eat while on the Candida Crusher diet are actually pretty varied. You want to aim for those that are high in fiber and low in simple carbohydrates. Your best bet is to make sure your vegetables are steamed or cooked (from frozen or fresh). You should stay away from raw vegetables while trying to cure Candida.
So – yes – you can have asparagus while treating Candidiasis. Just make sure you’re not combining it with foods, oils, or seasonings you should be avoiding and enjoy.

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