Can you imagine eating a hamburger, hot dog or mother’s meat without ketchup? Well even though ketchup is not your thing most of us enjoy our favourite foods with some kind of mustard. I have seen hot dogs piled up with mustard, sauce, mayonnaise, soy sauce and cheers. It’s a little funny for me, but I’m sure it’s a lot of fun for many. It can be very difficult not to use condiments but many of us who try to stick to a candida diet has been given the task of this challenge.
Candida diet is a diet used to treat candidiasis, an increase in yeast (Candida) in the digestive system. Diet suggests eliminating or reducing various foods and ingredients that make the condition worse. Condiments are eliminated from these foods because they usually contain a variety of Candida foods that are not allowed. The biggest mistake is vinegar but corn syrup, sugar, salt, citric acid, monosodium glutamate and flavours are made by all the most common ingredients in the blend.
All of these ingredients help to increase candida by feeding Candida. Sugar and additives are the main sources of food for Candida. This is why commercial condiments are not allowed in the Candida diet. Although we will not indulge in any hot dogs in the Candida diet because they are also banned there are foods we can make such as yeast-free meatloaf where we may want to use a drink. So are there commercially available condiments that we can use in the Candida diet? To be honest I haven’t found many yet, but I came up with the following tips about condiments.
I’m a big fan of Chinese food so I had to find another place for the sauce to use and the Chinese unleavened food I created. Traditional soy sauce contains salt and corn syrup both of which are harmful to the diet. Fortunately, Bragg Liquid Aminos is a free yeast sauce instead. Contains only soybeans and clean water. Additionally, it is gluten free and has no preservatives.
It is difficult to find a place for unleavened Ketchup. Ketchup contains a variety of ingredients and spices and once you get used to the taste of Heinz it can be very difficult to get used to something else. I make my own ketchup using lemon juice and paste on tomatoes. This seems to work for me. I looked for vinegar available for sale instead of free but did not find it, as even the organic varieties of ketchup in the store contain vinegar.
Mayonnaise is another ingredient I have not found without vinegar. Mayonnaise, however, is much easier to make at home and homemade mayonnaise tastes much better than store-bought ones.
Although I have never made Mustard it can be made at home and I am sure it tends to make Candida food friendly. It requires mustard seeds and flour and you can substitute lemon juice instead of vinegar.