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Is Hummus Good For Candida?

September 2, 2019

Is hummus any good for Candida is a question
I got asked recently by a lady in Canada. Eric, can I have hummus to eat if I have a
yeast infection? Yes, you can. Absolutely you can. Let’s have a look at what hummus really is.
We’re looking at chickpeas. We’re looking at tahini. We’re looking probably at a bit
of you might want to put a bit of raw garlic in there, a bit of salt, so various things
like that. Hummus is actually quite okay to have when you got Candida. It’s a nice dip
to have with celery sticks and carrot sticks and radishes and things like that, all these
sort of yummy foods you can have on the Candida diet, so don’t refrain from eating hummus.
Be careful with the commercial hummus you buy in the supermarket because it can contain
a lot of unwanted ingredients in there. Best to make it yourself. How do you make hummus? It’s pretty simple.
Just get some chickpeas, get the real big plump ones, get about a cup and soak them
for about five or six hours in water. That’s all I tend to do. I’ve had some friends tell
me that when you’ve soaked them and they’re plump, freezing them brings out the flavor
more in them. If you want to stop gas associated with hummus because some people develop bloating
and gas when they got Candida, just put one drop of iodine extract in there. It could
be Lugol’s solution. It could be super saturated potassium iodide, so just one drop in that
water and just let it soak, the water, the chickpeas, and one drop of potassium iodide
in there. Now what that does is it helps to reduce the ability of that chickpea to produce
gas in your intestinal tract. Don’t ask me how it works, but apparently it works fantastic. Once you’ve soaked these things, then you
drain them. Then I tend to put them in a small cast iron pot and I simmer them. I get them
boiling, then turn it down and simmer it for a little while. Let that simmer. Then I take
them off, strain them of the water, I put them in my blender, mash them all up, and
then I put a little bit of tahini in with it to get the right consistency. This could
be maybe a third of a cup or half a cup of tahini and blend that through. With a spatula,
scrape the sides, then throw in a couple of cloves of garlic, raw fresh garlic chopped
and fine and throw them in, blend that all up, and that’s quite tasty, and it’s antifungal. I’ve got a patient that sent me a recipe also
regarding putting coconut oil in with it, so you may want to experiment with some coconut
oil in with the hummus because coconut oil and the garlic are quite antifungal. Hummus
will store in the fridge. Don’t forget. If you put hummus in the fridge, you can put
a tiny little bit of coconut oil on top to stop any mold, the fungi growing on it, because
I’m not keen on people having things out of the refrigerator, putting their minute out
for several days or a week because molds and fungi can grow on these sort of foods. If
you don’t heat them up properly, you’re contaminating your gut again. So try all those tips and see if they work
for you, and thanks for tuning in today.


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  • Reply Sanad Rawashdeh August 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Is Tahiti ok
    Because I but it with all salad dressing and make me feel satisfaction while eating Salad
    It's very tasty
    It has very high calories
    Do you think it's fine

  • Reply Wraith's Requirem September 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The brand I usually buy is Summer Fresh Hummus Original. The ingredients are (Chick Peas, Tahini, Sesame Seed Paste, Canola Oil, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Sea Salt. I'm just wondering if this would be ok to consume on a Candida Diet?

  • Reply Emlyn In The Mix September 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Thanks !

  • Reply BARCODE III March 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    How about baba ganoush? Tahine and eggplant?

  • Reply Madeline Holstein June 30, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Can I use organic tin chick peas? They taste better and less effort lol

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