Rice is perfectly fine to eat while doing a Candida cleanse, particularly brown rice. Brown basmati is probably the best. Even white rice is acceptable, especially basmati, which I believe has got a higher fiber content than other polished grains. Still, I would stick with the brown rice and have small portion sizes. Don’t have a large amount.
If you haven’t been eating much rice previously, introduce it slowly like you would any other food. It’s particularly important to add grains very slowly because the bacteria in your gut are probably not well prepared to ferment the rice properly. Lack of proper fermentation can cause digestive upset. Wheat, gluten, and gluten-free grains should all be introduced slowly into your diet. Just take it easy to begin with, and slowly ramp it up. Keep an eye on your bowel movements as you add the rice. Before you know it, you’ll be eating some brown rice most days as I do.
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Many people eat too many potatoes, and similarly, people eat too much rice. It’s best to combine rice with other grains. It’s even better if you can combine the rice with lentils, split peas, a bean, or quinoa. The quinoa partners up very well with brown rice, but not so well with white rice.
I recommend avoiding glutenous rice (sticky rice). Also, be aware that commercial sushi often contains sugar. People don’t believe me when I say that but go to the kitchen of a sushi chef. Sushi chefs use rice wine vinegar, which is quite sweet like mirin, and had a lot of sugar in it. The chefs also often add fine white sugar to the cooked rice to sweeten it up a bit. You could be eating a lot more sugar than you expect if you’re having sushi. If you make your own sushi and don’t put sugar in it, you won’t find it quite as palatable as the sushi that you buy.
Remember when people say, “I like the taste of….”, it usually means the food contains sugar. I’ve not heard people saying, “I like the taste of lemon.”, or “I like the taste of sour things.” It’s always the sweet stuff. If you like the taste of sushi, it’s probably the sugar, so be careful.