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Foods That Support Mould Detox: A Low Amylose Diet

Recovering from mould illness requires a multifaceted approach, and one vital aspect is a balanced and supportive diet. The Low Amylose Diet, a variation of the low-starch diet, has shown promise in aiding recovery by reducing inflammation and supporting the body's healing processes. In this blog, we'll explore what the Low Amylose Diet entails, provide you with a delicious and easy-to-make recipe, and discuss the importance of removing coffee from your routine. Understanding the Low Amylose Diet The Low Amylose Diet centres around minimising the intake of amylose, a type of complex carbohydrate found in certain plant-based foods. Amylose is known to be harder to digest and can potentially exacerbate inflammation in individuals dealing with mould illness. By reducing amylose consumption, we aim to alleviate the burden on the digestive system and optimise nutrient absorption.


Foods to Embrace:

  1. Non-Starchy Vegetables: These should form the cornerstone of your diet. Opt for leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, zucchini, cucumbers, and bell peppers. Make sure to cook your non-starchy vegetables and avoid raw/salad as it can be tough on a compromised gut. Always opt for organic as the gut wall is almost always 'leaky' during mould illness and pesticides/toxins from inorganic produce can further inflame the immune system.

  2. Protein Sources: Lean meats like chicken, turkey, and fish are excellent options. Plant-based protein sources such as tofu, tempeh, and legumes (in limited quantities) can also be included.

  3. Healthy Fats: Avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, and nuts like almonds and walnuts can provide essential fatty acids and support overall health.

  4. Low Amylose Grains: White rice and rice-based products are preferred over high-amylose options like brown rice. Quinoa and buckwheat, though technically seeds, can be included in moderation.

  5. Herbs and Spices: Fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and basil, along with spices such as turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon, can enhance flavor and provide additional health benefits.

Foods to Limit or Avoid:

  1. High-Amylose Foods: This includes most whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat, and barley.

  2. High-Starch Vegetables: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn are best consumed sparingly. While i LOVE these foods for nourishment, hormone balance, thyroid health ect, they can be taken out or greatly reduced during a mould protocol.

  3. Processed Foods: Items like baked goods, cereals, and snacks often contain high levels of amylose.

  4. Sugary Foods and Drinks: Refined sugars and sugary beverages should be minimised or eliminated.

The Importance of Removing Coffee Coffee, while a popular morning ritual for many, can potentially interfere with the recovery process from mould illness. It contains compounds that may trigger inflammation in sensitive individuals. Moreover, caffeine can disrupt sleep patterns and contribute to adrenal stress. Consider replacing your morning brew with herbal teas or caffeine-free alternatives to support your body's healing journey.



Low Amylose Recipe: Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry

low amylose diet recipe
low amylose stir-fry


  • 2 medium zucchinis, spiralised into noodles

  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers (any color)

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 cup snap peas

  • 250g chicken breast, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the chicken slices and cook until no longer pink in the center. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

  4. Add the bell peppers, broccoli, and snap peas. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until slightly tender but still crisp.

  5. Add the zucchini noodles and cooked chicken back into the skillet. Stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the noodles are heated through.

  6. Pour the soy sauce over the mixture and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Serve hot and garnish with extra fresh herbs or a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired.

The Low Amylose Diet can be a valuable tool in your recovery from mould illness. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional or nutritionist before making significant dietary changes, especially if you have underlying health conditions. Embrace this journey towards better health, one nourishing meal at a time.


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