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Are Bananas Good When You Have Candida?

August 22, 2019

Thank you for checking out my video today.
I’m going to talk about bananas, bananas and yeast infection. Bananas and gut problems.
Bananas and digestive problems. I often get the question, Eric, can I eat bananas when
I’ve got a Candida yeast infection? Or I’ve got digestive problems. I’ve got SIBO. I’ve
got gas. I’ve got bloating. I’ve got heartburn. I’ve got reflex. Whatever. Can I eat bananas?
Bananas are one of the worst foods you can eat if you’ve got a digestive problem. I’m
going to explain why. There are many reasons why they’re not good.
I just had an interesting look at the 30 Bananas a Day website or this sort of raw vegan girl
who says that she got rid of her Candida on a high fruit diet. Well, she is going to be
one of those rare few people that may have got rid of her Candida by eating fruit. In
fact, she may not have even had Candida at all. It may have been something entirely different.
But I can tell you now for the vast majority of people I see, bananas are not a good food
at all with digestive problems. When they’re ripe, they contain a lot of sugar. When they’re
green, they contain a lot of starch, so the sugar content of a banana varies considerably
according to how ripe it is. The thing I have with bananas is they seem
to be on a very high allergy potential list as well, so pineapples and bananas are fruits
which can show quite a lot of allergenic potential for people. So if you’ve got leaky gut or
suffer from dysbiosis or poor bacteria levels, and particularly, if you’ve got any kind of
issues with food allergies like milk , dairy, gluten, egg allergies, whatever kind of allergies,
and you eat bananas as well, you’re just going to throw another one on top of the pile. It
would just create more problems than it’s worth.
Why I’m not a big fan about bananas also is because they tend to feed up the dysbiotic
bacteria. When you stop eating bananas, particularly if you’re eating one or two per day, you’ll
find that your level of gas will go down. They cause lots of bloating with people and
gas. Some people say that the green bananas, however,
the plantain bananas or the green ones are okay cooked in coconut milk, and I think that
they probably are okay if they’re green and cooked in coconut milk, which is an antifungal.
It’s quite a good idea to try that out if you find that you really want bananas, you
crave them, try the green plantain bananas. These are not the yellow ones that we normally
see in the fruit shop. People from Tonga and Samoa in the Pacific Islands know what plantain
bananas are, they’re quite common and they would be commonly cooked up in coconut cream
or milk and often with fish as well. This is quite a healthy food to have.
There are certain fruits that you can have on the Candida Crusher, the diet that I’ve
put together for people just like you that are watching this video. I find that green
apples, Granny Smith apples, are usually quite okay to have. One per day is not usually a
problem. I also find pomegranate good and blueberries. And many people can get away
with eating one kiwi fruit per day. However, the fruits that you need to be very careful
of are things like grapes and melons like the high sugar ones. Lots of fructose and
sucrose can cause a lot of problems with various kinds of bad bacteria and dysbiotic bacteria
in the bowel. I don’t really think that they’re a good prebiotic
food either – many fruits like bananas – unless you’ve got good levels of beneficial bacteria
in your gut or if you eat a lot of fermented foods and cultured foods like kefir and a
quality sour yogurt or Kim Chee. If you have foods like that in your diet regularly and
you suffer minimal from bloating and gas, you probably could get away with bananas,
but then don’t eat it too ripe. You need to experiment with bananas to see if they’re
good or bad for you. But I can tell you now, the majority of patients
I’ve seen “and that includes thousands of people for many years”just feel like crap
when they eat bananas when they’ve got digestive problems. And the old saying, “Bananas are
like gold in the morning, silver with lunch, and lead at night.” If you are going to eat
bananas, try to have it with breakfast rather than with dinner at night.
I like bananas, too, I’ve got a healthy digestive system, and particularly when I was in Australia,
I used to grow a lot of bananas. They’re delicious when they’re picked just at the right stage
and mixed with a bit of lemon juice and served up with some pineapple and passion fruit and
other fruits in a fruit salad. But I tend to really keep away from bananas now because
I live in New Zealand and they don’t really grow them here. They import them from South
America and countries like that. They pick them green and ripen them with ethylene gas.
I’m not a big fan of fruits that have been artificially ripened. I prefer to grow my
own fruits like peaches and plums and apples. I pick them off the tree when they’re ripe
rather than have fruits that are semi-ripe. I hope that explains a little bit about bananas
and Candida. I don’t really think they’re a good food if you’ve got gut problems or
a yeast infection. But I think that for a person with a healthy digestive system, I
don’t really see them to be a problem, particularly, if you have no allergies against bananas.
Thanks for tuning into my video today.


  • Reply Alex K March 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    What about ripe plantains?

  • Reply batfear007 February 20, 2016 at 1:43 am

    the thing is i'm coming off being a vegan because of this problem, i was one for about a year then towards the end of last year my skin & ears started itching & my face started paining. then these dark spots came up on my hand & one on the right side of my face thats mostly gone now. but my chin now is always broke out & i got another dark spot now on the left side of my chin. but i was also drinking a lot of kombucha drinks with is what i think brought it on. i eat steel cut oatmeal every morning with a banana or two with strawberry's & the oatmeal is always full of ceylon cinnamon, Flax seed & unsweetened coconut milk & a real good Quality steiva. after i eat i don't really have many issues but when i take my multivitamin & Garlic pill with i have done for years parts on my chin get red for awhile then they die down & go away. at one point i was eating pumpkin in the oatmeal since it had less sugar then i started getting his huge like hard thing showing up on my neck. what was really weird is i was so depressed i would just pass on breakfast for 3 or 4 day's & just drunk this chocolate milk by fairlife, it then started to shrink & go away. this stuff has just been really confusing & i also jock itch something i have never had in my whole life & this is coming from a guy who would be with girls & not shower right after. i eat pretty healthy & all i drink is water & a detox tea with lemon juice every now & then. i steam all my meats so they are easy on my gut & i have started putting garlic on everything again like i use to. i also use a strong tea tree shop yet i still have this crap.

    started taking some caprlic acid then one day i felt the worst i have ever felt, my entire back & shoulders where tight i had this really bad pain like it went though my kidneys then i felt really sick & weak all the sudden. i don't know if that was die-off but it took a good full two days before i came back around all the while drinking lots of water. my chiropractor told me i might have irritated gallbladder & thats where the pain was coming from

  • Reply Salem Martell May 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I heard if Candida is totally starved of sugar it will travel elsewhere in the body in search of it and head to the bloodstream as well,is this true? maybe its okay to have moderation with a bit of natural sugars to keep the candida where it is and then load up on probiotics to attack it? kind of using the natural sugars as bait.I just can't see myself going without bananas for a day,they are my energy booster because I already don't eat meat,I'm totally meat free,wheat/soy/gluten free,dairy free,egg free etc and this is on a daily basis,not just for Candida diet.I was bad though about a day ago and had white rice and it totally made my skin freak out D: its best to just test things out though and make a note of what works for our body and what doesn't.

  • Reply Paul Christopher February 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I honestly feel fine and ive been eating a lot of bananas….not a lot of gas at all. its one of the best fruits ive eaten on my diet, and its a staple for me.

  • Reply Shining Waters July 8, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Hi, Doctor.
    I am currently suffering from candida overgrowth. I have had it for most of my life and I have a parasite on top of that. I had two questions : Is apple cider vinegar truly as good as they say? Do fruits like dates contribute to the growth of the fungus? I was told dates had an antifungal & anti parasite function to them.

  • Reply Au Naturel August 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Mhm, that fruit salad sounds good (fruit salad, yummy yummy lol). But yeah, bananas and I have had a rough experience. I, for the most part, enjoyed their flavor, but once my diet became limited due to food allergies I really just latched onto them for their sweetness. I always paid dearly, whether it be acid reflux/indigestion or a strange itchy sensation on my tongue. Wow, go figure. I'm somewhat sad now, but at least green apples are in! Yay!

  • Reply Joseph Ngute November 6, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Pls, is bananas good for candida

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  • Reply Eric Foster March 24, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Yes I agree, they are Lead at night!

  • Reply Natalie Ava April 5, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t have any gut problems but can I eat ripe bananas if I a got a vaginal yeast problem?

  • Reply Anton Samokat May 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm


  • Reply Metro Polis May 31, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    У меня есть бананы, Candida расцветает и пахнет. Появляется зависимость. Они требуют все больше и больше. Деньги быстро улетают, но состояние ухудшается. Ацидоз растет. Волосы становятся белыми. Растут слабость сонливости и так далее. Бананы, безусловно, злые

  • Reply Nelson Tragura Jr. September 12, 2018 at 1:57 am

    We have bananas surrounding our house which my father planted. They are very sweet and much tastier than the ones sold. My father cuts it out while its green thrn have it ripen in the dark. They just fall off the stalk when they ripen and the skin just breaks and is easily peeled off. The "fruit flies" really love them. I even put them on bread as if they were jams.

  • Reply Krazy Kite October 20, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I feel better with it though ….. don’t get it

  • Reply Doner Kebab February 8, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    And here I am, starving myself all day, only to vigorously chomp into two bananas whilst pressing play on this video. I should have at least let the video play first. Oh what a grave mistake I've made.

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