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Avocado Candida Diet: Is Avocado Good For Candida?

August 21, 2019

Hi there. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New
Zealand, author of Candida Crusher. A question I get asked from time to time through email
is “Are avocados good for you to eat when you have a Candida yeast infection?” They
are. Avocados are, in fact, probably one of my top favorite foods. I’ve two avocado trees
growing, I just love avocados, and I’ll explain to you why I love them.
Because they’re such a healthy food. They’re rated by the Guinness book of records as the
world’s healthiest food, so they rank right at the top. They’re probably in the top two
or three, if not the top food, for health. They contain a lot of fat in them. Up to 30
percent of the weight of an avocado is fat, but it’s a good fat called oleic acid. It’s
a very healthy fat. This kind of fat is not a bad fat. It’s a monounsaturated fat. It’s
not a saturated fat. It’s not going to make you sick and fat like a bowl of fries will
or a burger or something like that. But the thing is it’s also nature’s big green
vitamin pill. It contains tons of nutrients. It’s got folate in it. It’s got zinc in it,
manganese, biotin, B vitamins; the list goes on and on. It’s almost like a big green multivitamin.
And they’re so creamy and tasty, the texture. I can’t understand how people can not like
avocados. There’s nothing not to like about the avocado when you think about it.
It’s also a very good food to help curb appetite. There is a misconception still with many people
that avocados make you fat. In fact, they don’t make you fat. They make you skinny.
They actually block appetite. So the manganese and the zinc in them stop the fat from being
stored in the body. It’s important. And the biotin and folate, in fact, allow the conversion
of fat to energy, so they make you energetic and prevent the storage of bad fat. They also
contain a lot of fiber, and they’re great for beneficial bacteria. All the good reasons
why you should have them when you’ve got a yeast infection. They’re a fruit. Not a vegetable.
So they’re one of the few fruits that you can enjoy through all stages of the Candida
Crusher diet. The avocado is a fantastic food. There are
different types. The Hass variety has got the bubbly black skin when it’s ripe. The
Fuerte has got a green skin when ripe, and that’s my favorite. It’s a very creamy one.
If you haven’t got an avocado tree and you live in a subtropical area, especially if
there’s no frost, plant an avocado tree, get a grafted one. They’re really good. They get
to be huge in size, but you’re going to really enjoy avocados when you grow them because
you can eat tons of them. Make up your own guacamole. You can even bake them and stuff
them with coconut. You can do all sorts of things with them. You can even make avocado
ice cream. Are they okay to eat on the Candida diet?
They’re sublime to eat on the Candida diet. And if you don’t mind avocado, the taste,
and the texture, I recommend you eat at least one avocado per day. And you watch what happens
after three months. Your bowels improve. Your sleep improves. Your energy improves. Everything
will improve just with the addition of that avocado. Start small again, maybe a quarter
or a half of an avocado and build up. Nothing wrong with avocados. I fully endorse them.
I hope that answers some questions about the applicability of avocados in with the Candida
diet. The fruits you can eat, avocado, of course, blueberries, green apple. You can
try kiwi fruit, so a small kiwi fruit every day should be fine to eat as well. And pomegranate
is another fruit that I endorse on the Candida Crusher diet. Try those out for size.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Check out my other videos on foods. I’ve done many
different FAQ YouTube videos now for the Candida Crusher channel. And have a look at some of
my articles at Last but not least, don’t forget to do my Candida quiz
at Thanks so much for tuning in.


  • Reply IndependentGeorge76 October 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Is there any limit you should have on them daily? I love them too, and in Spain they are plentiful and reasonably priced. I've been eating up to 3 daily, is this too much? Sorry for all the questions Erik, just trying to educate myself as quickly as possible 🙂

  • Reply Health Reactor January 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Love them!

  • Reply Truth Seeker March 8, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Have you tried apricot kernals for candida because they feed off sugar, and the apricot kernals contain amygdalin glucose bound to cyanide. My hypothesis is they would confuse it for glucose and the cyanide would destroy them what do you think on this subject.

  • Reply Dan Logan June 4, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Doc, do you recommend Avocado with Sibo? I ask you because of the Fodmap theory. Thank you

  • Reply Vincent Rizzo July 19, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Does avocado oil have the same benefits as eating the whole avocado?

  • Reply Christine Ewing July 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    YOU are AWESOME.

  • Reply Soul Traveller August 20, 2016 at 7:48 am

    They taste disgusting but I still eat 1 daily 🙂

  • Reply Jon Win December 6, 2016 at 1:57 am

    +Candida Crusher thanks for the video. Like I said before, I have GERD, and I'm sure I have hiatal-hernia. The doctor gave me acid reflux medication, and I was able to breathe a lot better when exercising and could swallow a little better. My question is, I'm not 100% what is wrong with me, but should I just follow your basic and fundamental principles out;ined in the book + take the candxida supplements and lifestyle change, instead of a tailored solution?


  • Reply Candice Szachury December 6, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I have been eating avocados since I've learned they are good for me and my diet. The problem is that I have a reaction from them. Is a reaction normal? I start feeling tired afterwards and then I start burping. Everyone says they are good but I don't know why I have strong reactions. Could it be killing off the candida in my system? I just don't understand.

  • Reply CricketsGreenhouse-Carolyn January 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I love avocado. I would be lost without it. Makes my berry ane green smoothie "Creamy ".

  • Reply Cecilia Hurezan February 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Hello Erik Bakker, naturopath from New-Zeeland ! Here in Transylvania I can buy those kind of avocados that has no bubbly black skin, I hope we consume it ripe. My son is dead after avocados but I don;t know why (maybe is too fatty for him) , bothers his tummy… is this again gallbladder or fatty liver issue?

  • Reply Micbelle Ballas May 21, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I love avocados as is personally, but for those who are not a fan they are lovely with a splash of Coconut Aminos(a natural, sugar-free soy sauce alternative) and a bit of ground flax seeds on them. Gives them a slightly Asian flavor🥑

  • Reply Alonso del Río G. July 1, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Do you think I should avoid avocados if I'm too thin and low on body fat?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

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  • Reply Steve Jr April 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    But they take so long to blossom! .. so tasty though.

  • Reply BroderickGK May 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Sorry mate but I believe you are incorrect about this. I know everyone loves avocados and so hearing this may feel like good news but the truth is avocados promote dampness in the body and dampness leads to proliferation of candida in TCM.

  • Reply Fil Ge February 15, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Can one eat sweet potatoes on a candida diet?

  • Reply kcuf7 August 16, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Awesome 👍

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