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Can I Eat Rice On Candida Cleanse?

August 19, 2019

Greetings. Greeting. It’s Eric Bakker from New Zealand, the naturopath. Thank you for coming back. The question I have from a subscriber is can
I eat rice on a candida cleanse? Yes, you can. In most cases a bit like popcorn, we just
mention rice is perfectly fine to eat, particularly if you go for the brown rice. The brown basmati I find even better. Wild rice. There are about 30 odd kinds of rice that
I’ve got access to in New Zealand. It’s incredible how many types of rice are
available. I would stick with the brown rice would be
my recommendation and to have small portion sizes. Don’t have a large amount. Don’t consider rice as a carbohydrate like
you would potato. You don’t have a half a plate full of rice,
right? Many people eat too many potatoes, and similarly
people eat too much rice. The quantity’s too much. Small portion size. Best to combine rice with other grains. Even better if you can combine them maybe
with lentils or a split pea or something like that or a bean or a quinoa. The quinoa partners up very well with the
brown rice, not so good with the white rice. The white rice is acceptable. Especially basmati, which I believe has got
a higher fiber than the other polished kind of grains. If you’re looking at the jasmine rice, for
example. It depends on the type of dish that you’re
cooking the type of rice that you’re going to require. I would recommend you keep away from the glutenous
rice. The sticky rice and be very aware also of
sushi because many commercial sushi contains white sugar in it. People don’t believe me when I say that, but
you go to the kitchen of the chef who makes sushi and they’ll use a rice wine vinegar,
which is quite sweet like mirin, which has got a lot of sugar in it, and then they’ll
put caster sugar or fine white sugar, they’ll mix it in with the cooked rice to sweeten
it up a bit. You could be eating a lot more sugar than
you expect if you’re having sushi. If you make you’re own sushi and don’t put
sugar in it, you won’t find it quite as palatable as the sushi that you buy. Remember when people say I like the taste
of something, it usually means its got sugar in it. All right? I’ve not found people say I like the taste
of lemon or I like the taste of sour things. It’s always the sweet stuff. If you like the taste of sushi, it’s probably
the sugar so be careful. Can you eat rice? You certainly can on a candida diet, but keep
an eye on the bowel motions when you have the rice. Look at preferable brown rice, and if you’ve
not been eating rice a lot previously introduce it slowly like you would any other food. Particularly grain, very slow introduction
because the bacteria in your gut is probably not really in the best possible shape to ferment
or bust out the residues of rice properly and that can cause problems with people with
any kind of grain. Wheat, gluten, non-gluten grain even. Just take it easy to begin with and slowly
ramp it up, and before you know it you’ll be eating some brown rice most days like I
do. Thanks for the question.


  • Reply Keith Maki January 8, 2019 at 1:37 am

    may i ask. does eating really affect weight and overall health? i tend to eat very late at night almost half asleep sometimes but feel very uncomfortabe going to bed on an empty stomach? alot of people have been telling me to avoid eating late at night /past6pm or midnight coz it will lead to weight gain… is this true? what times would be best to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner?

  • Reply Colleen L January 8, 2019 at 6:12 am

    But arnt rice, beans, quinoa etc just ‘starch’ that turns to sugar in your body? Therefore feeding the candida?

  • Reply Afraa Ben Amor February 20, 2019 at 12:27 am

    can i eat whole wheat couscous ?

  • Reply peelyo94 July 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    what about white rice milks?

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