Pop corn is okay! Not the microwavable pack with lousy butter though. Home made popcorn with freshly melted butter! Yummy! I've been getting weight back on it.
Still keep on the watch 'cause some people are allergic to it-
Not a problem, Jhan. I respect you, we simply have a minor difference of opinion. I could list any number of websites that cite corn as being a problem for people fighting candida. Beyond any question we know that corn is a major source of carbohydrates. I am sure that you are familiar with corn syrup and corn sweeeteners. Corn syrup is a very common cane Sugar substitute, and obviously, is made from corn. When you can make an actual Sugar syrup from a product I think you should use caution before including it in a candida diet. I had a bad candida flare up after consuming a bag of popcorn. Personally, I am not going to repeat that experience. Each to their own. As always, my opinions are merely my own. I have no desire to influence the behavior of anyone.
Okay, okay. I have to add my two cents, I guess, which would be in agreement with the consensus here.
Like Zapp said about sugar, here's another way to think of it. Corn can and is processed to extract the Sugar which is dextrose. Also, there's this:
A naturepath told me a long time ago that popcorn was one of the worst things you can eat if you have candidiasis because the husks get stuck in the folds or creases of the intestinal wall/lining and those husks can house or hold candida. Seems to make sense to me.
I know... the snack issue gets to be overwhelming sometimes.
These 2 answers lead me to my next question. I'v read, No carbs, no simple carbs and but complex carbs are OK. Is it just a difference of opinion. Or a matter of where you are in your healing? I have been doing this diet for 3 weeks. I have a pretty serious case of it. Have had for years, but just figured it out. I'm doing this on my own, and it's confusing. But I know it's working because I've had die off since starting. When it gets bad, I back off the antifu. Thanks for your help. riverrat
Unfortunately, there is almost no foodstuff that you can eat that candida can not eat as well. Candida, prefers simple carbohydrates, especially sugars, but it can live on animal protein and vegetables just fine. So, there is a spectrum of foods where candida is concerned. Corn is close to the end of the food spectrum that sends candida populations soaring, why do you want to be there? Just because you haven't developed symtoms doesn't mean that your food choice hasn't caused the candida population to grow.
At this point you don't know how hard it will be for you to rid yourself of candida. I hope it is easy for you, but you might be in for the fight of your life. You might need every possible edge to succeed. Do you really want to take a chance on popcorn?
It is a well documented source of carbohydrates, and it adds nothing of real value to your diet. Hey, first get rid of the candida, then reward yourself with occasional box of popcorn.
I agree with you. I have read in numerous places where popcorn is fine. However, corn is usually contaminated with mycotoxins and also is a simple carb and has no nutritional value. I was eating it a while back and I felt worse for having done so. If someone feels they must eat it, maybe once a week is okay. But as Zapp stated, is it really worth it.
Then again, some of us were or are very ill and we don't take chances like that. Why delay your progress and risk having the population of candida go nuts in your Gi tract.
I mean afterall , there are lots of things I would LOVE to eat. But then all I have to do is think of how sick I was and it makes me not want to touch it with a 10 foot pole.
Candida, is so indivual though. As a matter of cat , last time I had candida I ate potatoes, never drank water or took any supps not even antifungals and I got better.
Im in the same boat. Was diagnosed with IBS two years ago but have had symptoms
that my other friends with IBS dont have. Then my symptoms flared in Feb and I
had panic attacks that kept me from sleeping. Started reading, taking anti-candida
stuff and the diet and I feel better. Except for taking a blood test at the doctor
recently, am doing this all on my own and hoping it works. Candex is great for
killing the candida with no die off symptoms. (The die off was killing me with
I had popcorn one night. No butter, no salt and I felt horrible the next morning.
I have read where its ok but I dont think it helps if you have candida. I will
not be having anymore for a while. Its also very hard on the colon, even for