as we all know, an important part of doing the candida cleanse properly is to avoid processed foods, and stick to whole, nutrient-dense, organic foods. basically, the closer to the natural state a food is (how it looks when it’s still growing in the field, or on a farm), the healthier it is to eat. whole grains (like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat) are a good way to help get fiber while on the cleanse, but should be eaten moderately. i’d say a 1/4 cup of grain per meal is safe.
but sometimes you just CRAVE a noodle. so here are some candida-safe ones, but remember to eat these like a treat and not as a staple, since they are processed and extruded under heavy heat and machinery to create the noodle shape. the heat basically kills off all nutrients, and the fine grinding of grain turns into sugar faster once it enters the digestive system. for more information, you can read this article to find out why extrusion-processed foods are bad news.
100% buckwheat soba noodles, though expensive (around $8 a pack) would be a great candida-safe staple, especially since it is so high in fiber and protein. these are the only ones i have been able to find that are 100% buckwheat – they are often combined with regular wheat flour, so make sure to read those labels carefully!
another candida-safe find is brown rice noodles (about $3 a pack). these cook up quickly and can make for a quick soup or stir-fried noodle dish. what i also like to do is cook up noodles and mix it up with a salad, making for a really yummy and filling and nutritious meal.