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Is Coconut Water Good For Candida? Can I Have Coconut Water on Candida Diet?

August 13, 2019

Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker.
I’m the author of a book called Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of supplements.
Thanks for checking out my YouTube channel today. I’m going to answer a question I got
from a person recently in Japan. I get a lot of Japanese questions. Is coconut water good
for Candida? Coconut water is very good. I’ve been recommending
coconut water for patients probably for close on 30 years since I started enjoying it. Even
long before it became cool, I used coconuts in my diet. I can remember about 20 years
ago telling a group of doctors that coconut was great for your health and I got told I
was an idiot because it was a saturated fat and would cause heart disease. That’s what
some people thought back then. But now, it’s touted as a super health food. Same with kale.
I’ve been recommending kale for a long time and people thought I was nuts. And now, kale
is like the “in” thing. Coconut water, coconut cream and especially
coconut oil for cooking are really good solutions for you for cleaning up your digestive system
and supplying your body with lots of minerals. Coconut water is actually quite a sterile
substance. It’s very clean on the inside. You cut a green coconut open. It’s fantastic
to have the juice of one green coconut per day when you travel in underdeveloped countries.
It’s going to prevent traveler’s diarrhea and a lot of different sicknesses from happening.
Coconut also contains Capric and Caprylic acid, which are antifungal components. There
is a lot of potassium and other electrolytes in it. In fact, it’s literally got no sugar
and high in electrolytes, so it’s the perfect drink for sports people. And a lot of Hollywood
celebrities rely on coconut water. People who drink coconut water a lot have got beautiful
skin. I’ve noticed that. It can make a big difference for your health in general.
Is it a good drink to have when you’ve got a yeast infection? If you can, drink one coconut
or glass, eight ounces of coconut water per day and you watch the difference. It is incredible.
Especially when you combine that with some coconut oil for cooking and a bit of coconut
cream in curries. Yes, I think you’re going to find it to be a really good adjunct to
your diet. There’s also some talk that it contains prebiotic properties that the probiotics
in your system will benefit from. Absolutely. For that Japanese lady, I recommend you stick
with your coconut water. But again, like a lot of drinks, if you buy commercially, check
for sugar. If it’s got added sugar, don’t touch it. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply A M October 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    It feels like it has alot of sugar

  • Reply zwerina56 October 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I use coconut water as a base for my smoothies and here is a great recipe:-
    Add to your coconut water some berries, l.s.a, spirulina, slippery elm, one tablespoon organic almond granola for texture (optional) or substitute with cooked quinoa or whatever you prefer. Blend it up and drink it. There are many variations you can create like add liquid minerals, vit D drops, chlorella, frozen bananas-it all depends on your dietary requirements. This is the best "pill" to start your day.

  • Reply Gd Snuff October 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Too bad the coconut water in the US is pasteurized. It's not easy finding raw coconut water.

  • Reply Alex K October 15, 2015 at 12:08 am

    What about aloe water or juice

  • Reply Kerry D February 10, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    is 8grams of sugar alright for coconut water? it says no concentrate and pure coconut water on the bottle. i don't know if it was a herx or if it made things worse but i got some itchiness after drinking a cup

  • Reply Paul K March 14, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I find it really sweet, straight out of the Thai green coconuts you find in the supermarkets in Australia. I stopped drinking it, thinking it had too much sugars….. Is this fructose, and why is it ok? I do love it, and have 6 in my fridge… thanks for the info

  • Reply peter klausen March 16, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Is the Coconut Water recommendation really unconditionally true? The coconut water here is from fresh coconuts just sold on the street. I introduced the water again after approx. two weeks of candida diet, after watching this video. I actually felt that the progress of my diet, e.g. receding white area on my tongue stopped. Also when I drink the water I feel something is coming back to my body which was missing for some time. Which is a great feeling but indicates there something unsuitable coming?

  • Reply SJ Therese April 20, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I got one of the Thai coconuts from the store. Just like other comments, it tasted extremely sugary. It is still okay to drink in early stage of candida diet? How slowly should I be introducing the coconut water? And is the coconut meat okay to eat as well?

  • Reply Maria Merry3 April 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I started drinking coconut water 2 days ago and its not sweet at all.A little bit saure but not sweet. It is organic from green coconut the brend is antonio Martins.I think its good for digestion.

  • Reply notnavonnam July 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I'm getting conflicting info on this. Some say coconut oil is antibacterial but coconut water alone actually feeds candida because it has too much natural sugar. I must admit I love coconut water and it is sweet so something is telling me my candida maybe loves it too?

  • Reply Ileen Kohn August 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I started a Cadida diet 5 weeks ago… I developped a bad bumpy and itch rash on my legs which has lasted 2 weeks. I am putting coconut oil on it to ease it away and went of my antibacterials and probiotics until symptoms subside. DO you have any advice for me? Sincerely Ms. Itchy 😉

  • Reply tyler jones August 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    do you have a email address. . I have question

  • Reply darksid33 September 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I'm actually quite lucky to live next to a big asian supermarket. they import a lot of their products and they have a vast selection of coconut water. I'm lucky because the brand I buy has no added sugar or preservative. fresh and not from concentrate. a bit expensive for a drink, about $2 American a carton but it's just so delicious. It especially helps after a workout. I love it. I should maybe contact seller directly about buying in bulk to maybe save some money lol.

    Also since I cut banana out in the early stage of the candida diet i needed a replacement for the potassium i got from banana and coconut water was a perfect substitute. it's an even better source of potassium from what i see and hear.

  • Reply Mike T September 26, 2016 at 7:31 am

    love these blogs. I have a question, is chlorella good for candida?

  • Reply Tash Jackson November 15, 2016 at 5:30 am

    I found a great vegan chocolate, but it has coconut necker and I was wondering if that's ok for candida?

  • Reply selassie December 28, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Eric, I purchased an organic popular brand coconut water here in the states called Harmless Harvest, the nutrition facts say it contains 14grams of sugars for 16oz bottle. It says nowhere that sugar is added but this has me concerned. Is this ok for the candida diet? Thank you for work and dedication.

  • Reply x y February 7, 2017 at 12:30 am

    one bottle of harmless harvest coconutwater has 15 gram of sugar is it still ok to consume ?

  • Reply Stasis Field February 12, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Hello Candida Crusher, I recently did a series of colonics to try and wash out some candida. The water didn't come out clear like it should. However, though it provided some relief in my colon, I think the candida grew more even quicker even though I was taking probiotics. Now I am completely plugged up. Haven't used the bathroom for days. Please answer my questions in the numerical order:
    1. Did the candida grow even more after the colonics?
    2. Did the candida become more resistant?
    3. Is it too late to fight the candida off naturally?
    4. I may need some prescription drug. So, can I combine the diet and coconut oil/water with the drugs?
    5. When I start over the cleanse, can I do 3 colonics in a row while doing the treatment? Or is it too late? Is the candida to resilient by now?

  • Reply WHD February 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Eric, great videos. My body is confusing me on this issue. I can have literally three-six tablespoons, not teaspoons of coconut oil in my coffee (which I plan on tapering off of and going off of for several months (coffee), and have no die off symptoms or issues. I can drink coconut water that comes in a TERAPAK (no metal or plastic leeching) from a local groceier, that is called Kroger "Simple Truth" (aka their organic brand) and have itchy skin, and weird odd body issues. Itchy face, stings on my legs, etc from just a couple of these coconut waters. Kroger brand only has 6 grams of sugar – and all of it's from the organic coconut itself – no fruit or other sugars added. So am I so bad off that this little bit of sugar promotes a reaction? I would think die off from such large amounts of coconut OIL and coffee itself would give me fits but my body is completely silent while drinking the coconut oil melted in coffee. I'm so confused sir. The only thing once all these itchy/stinging fits start that will stop it dead in its tracks is colloidal silver. Please let me know your thoughts on this Eric. Thank you! -WD

  • Reply Kasey March 11, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Isn't coconut water like a fruit juice? How is it different from raw honey

  • Reply ROBERT XD April 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    How much of the coconut water can i drink daily?

  • Reply Randy Reynolds April 29, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Just wanted to say u inspire me and I love your knowledge and sense of humor..I believe your a great person by making this videos..don't stop,what your doing

  • Reply Jo August 31, 2017 at 3:26 am

    what coconut oil do you recommend?

  • Reply Shwetha Ramani September 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Erikk, I bought your book recently. Ive been on an anti candida diet for 2 months based on what I read on the internet. I'm now following the candida crusher 3 step plan. I'm currently on the mevy diet and wanted to know if its okay to have coconut water on the mevy diet? The one I have is Harmless Harvest coconut water. Please advice.


  • Reply That LuckyGuy November 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hi doc. Here in Indonesia they are actually drinking coconut water plus sugar made from coconut palm trees sap. Is that still good for candida?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:17 pm

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  • Reply NightOdin April 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    personally drinking fresh raw coconut water turnout making my candida 3rd time reoccurring.

  • Reply jacjmc July 8, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Is eating the flesh good as well?

  • Reply jeff guerrero July 27, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Hello eric, is coconut flesh good or bad?

  • Reply goddessOfLove October 2, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Is coconut amino ok for candida? I have a head of cauliflower that I need to use planed on using it for a cauliflower shepherds pie but it calls for worcestershire sauce and I know that is a no no so I figured maybe the coconut amino?

  • Reply ariel nicole October 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    ***Aloha candida crusher ! I have a serious question ! This sister needs help! ***

    I live in Maui and have a mad amount of coconuts but if I drink the big coconuts versus the small astringent sugar free ones, I get sick. If I drink a big nut that has a sugary taste I get light headed, dizzy, a headache, and a terrible burning sensation in my tummy, do you think this could be a die off reaction or do you think it’s the candida and parasites feeding? I also have leaky gut. Mahalo nui loa for your videos ! I hope I get a response !

  • Reply Dead Man and the Bullet December 27, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Is it.possible im gettin hearburn from coconut kefir?

  • Reply Aurum February 12, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    This is very unclear. You are mixing up info about coconut oil which has anti fungal properties and coconut water – which is high in natural sugars. Please clarify.

  • Reply MMPS February 14, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Vita coconut water has 11 grams of sugar in it and two servings. It’s not an added sugar I suppose it’s what natural in the coconut. Is that correct?

  • Reply Nike Crystalia February 16, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Thank god I am living in Asia in Island with real coconut everywhere but am kinda afraid the SUGAR (natural sugar from the coconut water) make the yeast grow?

  • Reply Cro Saiyan February 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Drinking coconut water would worsen my candida condition. Broke out with whiter discharge. I drank C2O original coconut water and other brands that didn't have any added sugar. Consuming coconut oil lead to side effects yet it was cause of detox. Coconut milk was neutral.

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