CANDIDA & THE SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD)
FOOD RANKINGS & ANTI-FUNGAL SUPPLEMENTS
Lists of the nutrient values of fruits and vegetables are based on the “average” serving size. Each list varies slightly in serving size and resulting nutritional result. Serving size makes a difference when it comes to ranking fruits and vegetables by nutritional content.
The type or species of the fruit or vegetable, time of season it is harvested, where the produce was picked and/or shipped, other environmental conditions, also make a difference to the nutritional content.
Lists of the nutrient values of fruits and vegetables are based on raw foods, not cooked. Most nutritional experts feel, based on studies, that cooking fruits and vegetables may lose 10% to 25% of vitamins, but 0% of minerals. There is no consensus among experts on how sugar or carbohydrate content is altered during cooking. It is a complicated issue, with many variables. The important point to remember is that cooking significantly improves digestion, so that in the end our bodies can obtain nutritional value from fruits and vegetables whether they are cooked or raw.
MOST-COMMON FRUITS RANKED BY SWEETNESS LEVELS
Average serving size = 100g or approximately 1 cup
Least-sweet fruits : 0 to 10 g sugar per 100g serving Best for phase 1 elimination diet.
Medium-sweet fruits : 11 to 19 g sugar per 100g serving Limit until phase 3 elimination diet.
Sweet fruits : 20 g or more sugar per 100g serving Best to avoid until phase 3 elimination diet, then limit.
PERMITTED SCD VEGETABLES & LEGUMES RANKED BY CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT
Average serving size varies with each vegetable, but is approximately 100 g or 1 cup
Lowest Carb : 0 to 5g carbohydrate per “average” serving Best for phase 1 elimination diet.
Medium Carb : 6 to 8g carbohydrate per “average” serving Limit until phase 3 elimination diet.
High Carb : 9g or more carbohydrate per “average” serving Best to avoid until phase 3 elimination diet, then limit.
Remember to check whether these supplements are contraindicated for your own set of health issues. The following are permitted on SCD, but may not be tolerated by everyone. And remember to check that the supplement you are considering purchasing doesn’t contain any illegal ingredients.
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