Shrimp is okay on the Candida diet, but make sure the quality of the shrimp is in keeping with gut-health.
When I was a child, shrimp was wild-caught in many regions of Australia, especially in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This area was a source of banana shrimp, a large version of this shelf-fish.
If the shrimp are wild-caught, they’re going to have a low contamination level and would be fine to eat if you’re following the Candida diet.
Unfortunately, about 90% of shrimp in the U.S. is imported from countries that don’t have the same standards when it comes to contamination. This opens the door to the shrimp containing antibiotics, pesticides, and other harmful compounds.
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If you’re going to eat shrimp regularly, I would recommend putting in the effort to find a reliable supply of wild-caught shrimp. You’ll pay more for the product, but the shrimp will be cleaner.
My understanding is that there are wild-caught shrimp that are harvested on the east coast of the United States. I assume those shrimp would be of pretty good quality and should be appropriate for a gut-healthy diet.
Years ago, some people thought that both shrimp and lobster were unhealthy because of the cholesterol content. It turns out that shrimp and lobster can help boost HDL cholesterol, the “healthy” cholesterol in the body.
Of course, like anything, moderation is the way to go. So, yes, enjoy some wild-caught shrimp but don’t eat it every day.