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Fruits

Favor Avoid
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs (dry)
  • Grapes (red, purple, black)
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Figs (fresh)
  • Grapes (green)
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb
  • Tamarin

 

Vegetables

Favor Reduce or Avoid
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Beet Greens
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Bitter Melon
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Burdock Root
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chilies
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Daikon Radish
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leafy Greens
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers, Sweet & Hot
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes (cooked)
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter Squash
  • Wheat Grass
  • Zucchini
  • Avocado
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Olives
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes (raw)

 

Grains

Favor Avoid
  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Cereal (unsweetened, cold, dry)
  • Couscous
  • Crackers
  • Durham Flour
  • Granola
  • Millet
  • Muesli
  • Oat Bran
  • Oats (dry)
  • Polenta
  • Quinoa
  • Rice (wild)
  • Rice Cakes
  • Rye
  • Seitan
  • Spelt
  • Sprouted Wheat Bread
  • Tapioca
  • Wheat Bran
  • Corn
  • Oats (cooked)
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Rice (brown, white)
  • Wheat
  • Yeasted Bread

 

Legumes

Favor Avoid
  • Adzuki Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
  • Lentils
  • Lima Beans
  • Mung Beans
  • Mung Dal
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Split Peas
  • Tempeh
  • Toor Dal
  • White Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Miso
  • Soya Beans
  • Soya Cheese
  • Soya Flour
  • Soya Powder
  • Soya Sauce
  • Soya Milk
  • Soya Meats
  • Tofu 
  • Urad Dal

 

Dairy

Favor Avoid
  • Buttermilk
  • Cottage Cheese (ideally from skim goat’s milk)
  • Goat’s Cheese (unsalted, not aged)
  • Goat’s Milk (skim)
  • Yogurt (fresh and diluted)
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Cow’s Milk
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Ghee
  • Ice Cream
  • Sour Cream
  • Yogurt (store-bought)

 

Nuts & Seeds

Favor Avoid
  • Almonds (soaked and peeled)
  • Charole Nuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Popcorn (without salt or butter)
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Cashews
  • Coconut
  • Filberts
  • Flax Seeds
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Tahini
  • Walnuts

 

Meat & Eggs

Favor Avoid
  • Chicken (white)
  • Eggs (not fried, and in moderation)
  • Fish (freshwater)
  • Shrimp
  • Turkey (white)
  • Venison
  • Beef
  • Buffalo
  • Chicken (dark)
  • Duck
  • Fish (saltwater)
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Seafood
  • Tuna Fish
  • Turkey (dark)

 

Oils

Favor Avoid
  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Apricot Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Ghee
  • Primrose Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Soya Oil
  • Walnut Oil

 

Sweeteners

Favor Avoid
  • Honey (raw and unprocessed)
  • Stevia and other sugar substitutes
  • Avoid all Fruit Juices
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Barley Malt
  • Date Sugar
  • Fructose
  • Honey (cooked, heated, or processed)
  • Jaggary
  • Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • Rice Syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Turbinado
  • White Sugar

 

Spices

Favor Avoid
  • Ajwain / Bishop's Weed
  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaf
  • Black Pepper
  • Caraway
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander (seeds or powder)
  • Cumin (seeds or powder)
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Ginger (fresh or dried)
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Hing (Asafoetida)
  • Mace
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Neem Leaves
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Pippali
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Savory
  • Spearmint
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Trikatu
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla
  • Wintergreen
  • Use less Salt