It can be challenging to find good food options on the Candida diet. So many foods these days are loaded with sugar, toxic chemicals, or processed ingredients. That’s why it’s good to know some go-to homemade recipes like this Candida diet salad dressing.
It’s important to use all organic ingredients for this recipe, and for your health in general, as foods grown with pesticides can be very toxic to our health and are best avoided.
In this article, we’ll go over the recipe for how to make this delicious homemade salad dressing for Candida diet, but if you want to learn more about Candida infections and how to get rid of them, we suggest reading these articles:
Candida Diet Salad Dressing Recipe
1/3 cup of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp Himalayan salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp raw honey (optional)
½ tsp fresh or dried thyme
1 clove garlic
How to Make Candida Diet Friendly Salad Dressing
- Squeeze 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice and add to a glass mason jar. Make sure to remove any lemon seeds.
- Add 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil into jar.
- Finely grate 1 small garlic clove and add into jar.
- Then, add the salt, black pepper, raw honey and thyme, and stir the ingredients together.
Simple and delicious—and its candida diet friendly!
Benefits of Ingredients
Lemon is a great friend for anyone on the Candida diet. Lemon has antifungal properties and can help fight off Candida infections. Lemons also detoxify the liver, which is important during a Candida cleanse because your liver is processing toxins from Candida die-off. Plus, lemon is high in vitamin C and antioxidants that can support your immune health.
Olive oil is an incredibly nutritious food that also helps fight off Candida. Olive oil is packed with polyphenols – powerful antioxidants that can help fight off Candida. It also contains oleuropein, a plant compound that has antifungal properties. Oleuropein also stimulates a healthy immune system, which supports your body in fighting off infections.
While most sugar is to be avoided on the Candida diet. Studies show that honey actually has antifungal effects against Candida yeast. Research on honey shows that honey has an inhibitory effect, but not a fungicidal effect—meaning it helps to inhibit further Candida growth, but it doesn’t kill Candida very effectively. Still, honey is high in sugar, so it is recommended to only use it sparingly.
Garlic is a powerful food for fighting off Candida. Allicin, the major bioactive compound in garlic has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It is also anti-inflammatory properties and it helps protect the liver from toxins.
Thyme is a Mediterranean herb that is rich in beneficial plant compounds. It is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Compounds in thyme help to break down the biofilm of Candida species, which makes them more vulnerable and easier to kill with antifungal agents.
Himalayan salt is a good salt source with many important minerals. Iodized salt, which is the typical white table salt, is highly processed and can even have negative health effects like thyroid suppression, acne, and fluid retention. Celtic sea salt is another good salt option.
What salad is complete without a little fresh ground black pepper? Not only does pepper have a distinct and delicious flavor, black pepper has many health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Research shows it also has antifungal effects and may be able to help reduce Candida populations.
Together, these ingredients make a delicious Candida diet friendly salad dressing. Not only does this dressing contain no harmful sugars, it has antifungal properties—even the raw honey used to sweeten it is antifungal.
To successfully get rid of your Candida infection, you need to be diligent in your eating habits and avoid all problem foods from your diet, while also including more natural antifungal foods and herbs like the one in this Candida diet salad dressing.