The body ecology diet (BED) can be a strict diet for people with active candidiasis. Healthy people can follow the plan as well. The basic idea of the diet is to limit certain types of carbohydrates and follow a diet that consists of 2/3 land or sea vegetables and 1/3 approved grains.
While ghee, which is an oil, is high in fat, it is great for cooking when used in moderation. One teaspoon mixed with water goes a long way.
Unrefined and Raw Oils
BED recommends cooking in water and then adding a small amount of oil after the meal is off the stove. The best oil is one that is unrefined and raw, since most oils becomes rancid when cooked.
One of the three approved BED grains. It’s high in protein, has a low-glycemic impact, and a warm, nutty taste. All of the BED grains are easy to digest and won’t contribute to digestive problems. You can find quinoa pasta and flour for baking.
The second of the three approved grains. Buckwheat can also be used as a flour for buckwheat pancakes. Don’t confuse it with other forms of wheat.
The last of the types of grain you can eat on a strict body ecology diet regime. Find which grain you like the best.
Red potatoes are easier to digest and have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes. Cook them thoroughly, so they don’t tax the digestive system.
The author of the body ecology diet definitely has a bias towards a vegetarian diet. But she realizes that a bit of organic chicken or fish can give the body some strength and can be especially helpful during a cleanse when properly paired with land or sea vegetables.
The best veggies on the body ecology diet are green leafy vegetables, such as kale and chard. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and other root vegetables are also good. Avoid green or yellow peppers, as they can be hard to digest. Some people can tolerate red peppers. Eggplant is not recommended. Garlic, onions and scallions are a must.
Seaweed of any kind is highly recommended on the body ecology diet. You can get some great recipes for a seaweed salad or by dried Nori sheets for wraps and rolls.
If you have candidiasis, it’s important to avoid fruit because it feeds the yeast. This is not the case for lemon or lime juice. At the very least, choose low-sugar fruits, such as strawberries and kiwi. If you are healthy, whole fruits and some juices are fine. Whole fruit has more fiber.
Raw Nuts and Seeds
BED recommends raw and organic nuts and seeds that have been sprouted. This just means soaking them in water for 3-4 hours so that the body can more easily absorb the protein. Raw nut butters are also great. Try raw tahini for a rich sauce.
Raw Yellow Miso
This is a very strong tasting paste that is great for recipes and soups.
This consists of raw vegetables that have been pickled. It’s full of probiotics and other valuable nutrients.