All the Kaufmann Diet foods are good for the Anti-fungal diet, but some are particularly good at killing fungi and yeasts.
None of the foods recommended on The Kaufmann Diet would work to make an existing fungal infection worse. Fungi and yeasts crave sugar and simple carbohydrates, and for the most part, foods high in both sugar and carbohydrates are eliminated on The Kaufmann Diet.
This means foods like bread, sweets, pasta, and potatoes are eliminated in favor of fresh vegetables, lean meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, and some limited fruit and dairy products. Focusing on these types of foods will help starve any sort of existing fungal problem in the body.
Some foods, however, stick out as potently anti-fungal, and these are good to include in your diet regularly for their maximum fungus-fighting effect.
Coconut is high in one of the most potent, anti-fungal, plant-based nutrients, which is caprylic acid. Fresh coconut water and the flesh of the coconut are good options for The Kaufmann Diet. They are low in sugar, high in nutrition, and high in anti-fungal properties.
Yogurt is anti-fungal in a roundabout way; eating yogurt introduces probiotics into your digestive tract that make it far harder for yeasts to gain a stronghold in the gut. This is often where yeasts begin to flourish and then spread throughout the body. Keeping the digestive tract healthy with these good bacteria thriving is key to preventing problems associated with yeast.
Pumpkin seeds have anti-microbial properties in addition to being rich in healthy fats like omega 3s, which also have anti-fungal properties.
Carrots contain a powerful anti-fungal known as falcarinol, which can be concentrated when carrots are squeezed into carrot juice. Carrots are high in natural sugar than many of the foods on The Kaufmann Diet, but their inherent nutrition and anti-fungal properties supersede any risk their sugar may pose.
These include kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These foods are generally very rich in nutrition and prebiotic fiber, which helps keep the beneficial bacterial colonies in the gut healthy.
Onions & Garlic
Onions and garlic are in the same family, and both contain sulfuric compounds that are known to have anti-fungal properties. Garlic in particular, with the component allicin, is a potent fungus fighter.
These include foods like kimchi and sauerkraut. These are rich in fiber and probiotics which, similar to yogurt and cruciferous vegetables, both help to introduce beneficial bacteria and keep them nourished. Avoid fermented soy products while on the diet, and avoid foods like kombucha, which use yeast fermentation.
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