The Kaufmann Diet represents a very different way of eating for most people; many of the foods that people eat every day are eliminated from the diet. These include foods made with grains (like bread and pasta), corn (and foods made with corn or corn syrup), foods with added sugar, potatoes, soy and other legumes. Certain foods like sweeter fruits are also eliminated. Dairy is also extremely limited.
This can be a shock to many people, because eliminating the above means the bulk of their diet is now missing. As a default, when people begin the diet, they resort to eating lots of meats and eggs.
No doubt that getting rid of sugar and starchy foods is a good start towards eliminating fungi and yeast from your body and regaining control of your health, but focusing on just eating eggs and bacon is not really the best way to proceed with The Kaufmann Diet. It is important to focus on the other major food group that is emphasized on The Kaufmann Diet: vegetables and fruits.
We all know that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables, but many people are reluctant to begin including these foods in their diets. Many people simply do not like them or enjoy them, but often this simply because they have never had them prepared in a tasteful way. Thankfully, more than ever before, there are many recipes and resources available that can help you learn how to prepare delicious vegetables, including many right here on our site. And while the fruit selection on The Kaufmann Diet is limited to the less-sweet varieties, these foods are and important part of rounding out your plate, as well.
There are simply many reasons to include these foods in your Kaufmann Diet:
Plant Foods Are Rich In Nutrition
Simply, there is nowhere else you will find such an abundance of nutrition than you will find in vegetables. Vegetables are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that support health in a big way. Particularly, greens like spinach, kale, and chard, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are all packed with important nutrients you cannot get anywhere else.
Plant Foods Are Rich In Anti-fungal Nutrients
Whether its falcarinol in carrots, allicin in garlic, sulforaphane in broccoli, or the myriad of nutrients in greens, plant foods are rich in the anti-fungal nutrients that assist in eliminating yeast and fungi from your body. These also include nutrients like the healthy fats in avocado, olive oil, and walnuts as well.
Plant Foods Are Rich In Fiber & Lower In Calories
Fiber is a nutrient many people do not get enough of in their diet, but fiber is critical to heart health, regularity and other bodily functions. You won’t find fiber in meats and eggs, but there is plenty in Kaufmann Diet approved plant foods like avocados, green apples, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Fibrous foods contribute to a feeling of fullness too. Plant foods generally are low in calories, which means you can consume a lot while feeling guilt-free.
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