SCD Legal Foods

This is a list of SCD legal foods which you can include when following a vegetarian form of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  If something is not on the list then it probably isn't allowed. Check the Legal/Illegal List on-line or Chapter 10 of Breaking the Vicious Cycle if you are not sure. I have starred certain items :


* may be tried after being on the diet for 6 months
* may be eaten occasionally
* make sure there is no sugar or additives added
* when free of symptoms
* Be cautious


Vegetables                             
Artichokes (French only)              
Asparagus 
Aubergine (eggplant)                           
Avocadoes                                 
Beets
Bok Choy*
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower*
Carrots
Celeriac*
Celery
Chard
Chili Peppers
Collard Greens*
Courgettes (Zucchini)
Cucumber
Eggplant (aubergine)
Garlic
Green Beans (String Beans)
Horseradish
Jalapinos
Kale
Leek
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Onions
Peas
Peppers (all varieties)
Pumpkin
Radishes*
Rhubarb
Rutabaga* (Swede) 
Spinach
Squash
Swede* (Rutabaga)
Tomatoes
Water Chestnuts**
Wasabi
Watercress


Fruits - See notes below
Apples
Apricots
Bananas (ripe with black spots)
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe Melon
Cherimoya
Cherries
Cranberries
Currants*
Dates
Figs*
Grapes
Grapefruit
Greengages
Kiwi Fruit
Kumquats
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Melon (all types)
Nectarines
Olives
Oranges
Papayas
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pears
Persimmons
Plums
Pineapple
Prunes
Raisins*
Satsumas
Strawberries
Sultanas*
Tangerines
Raspberries
Watermelon

Notes
Canned fruit in own juice only
All berries are allowed

Nuts - See notes below
Almonds*
Almond Butter**
Almond Flour (Ground Almonds)
Almond Milk*
Brazils*
Cashews*
Chestnuts*
Coconut
Coconut Flour
Coconut Dessicated/Shredded
Filberts (Hazelnuts)
Hazelnuts
Macadamia Nuts
Peanuts
Peanut Butter**
Pecans
Pine Nuts*
Pistachio Nuts
Walnuts

Notes
Avoid Roasted nuts which may have a starch coating
Use Nuts as nut flour only until free of symptoms


Seeds**
Capers
Sesame Seeds*
Sunflower seeds*
Pumpkin seeds*
Tahini*


Beans and Lentils
Black Beans*
Haricot Beans (Navy Beans)
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans
Navy Beans (Haricot Beans)
Split Peas


Dairy
Asiago Cheese*
Blue Cheese*
Brie*
Butter
Camembert Cheese*
Cheddar Cheese
Colby Cheese
Dry Curd Cottage Cheese (not available in UK)
Edam*
Eggs
Ghee
Gorgonzola Cheese*
Gouda Cheese*
Gruyere Cheese
Havarti Cheese
Limburger Cheese*
Manchego Cheese
Monterey Jack Cheese*
Muenster Cheese*
Port du Salut Cheese*
Provolone Cheese*
Romano Cheese*
Roqufort Cheese*
Stilton Cheese*
SCD Yogurt
Swiss Cheese

Note

Check that the cheese is suitable for vegetarians


Oils
Almond
Avocado
Coconut
Flax Seed
Grapeseed
Macadamia Nut
Sunflower
Olive 
Peanut
Safflower
Sunflower
Walnut


Herbs and Spices
Allspice
Basil
Bay Leaf
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Dill
Ginger
Mustard (pure powder, seeds)
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Parsley
Pepper
Rosemary
Sage
Spices (all are legal but not as mixes since fillers may be added)
Tarragon
Thyme


Sweeteners
Honey
Saccharin


Baking Items & Condiments
Bicarbonate of Soda
Citric Acid
Cocoa Butter (read comment dated 29 September 2009)
Honey
Pepper
Salt (no fillers)
Vanilla Extract (alcohol, water, vanilla only)
Vinegar (Red & White Wine, cider, white)


Drinks
Coconut Milk*
Coffee (not instant)
Fruit Juice* (not from concentrate)
Green Tea (2 cups/day)
Peppermint Tea
Spearmint Tea
Tea (Black, weak)
Tomato Juice
Vegetable Juices (freshly prepared from legal vegetables)

Alcohol
Bourbon*
Very Dry White or Red Wine (labelled 0 - 1)
Gin *
Cider  (organic cider with no sugar added in the processing, check with manufacturer)
Rye Whisky*
Scotch Whisky*
Vodka*

7 comments:

  1. What about red wine?

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    1. You are quite right, I missed that one off, thank you for noticing :)

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    2. Though it has to be VERY dry and we haven't included it in our version of the diet because we're not sure that we can always trust the suppliers.

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  2. Thanks for putting this list together! I bet stevia would have been included if it were better known when Elaine was alive. What do you think?

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    1. Thank you Diana, you are most welcome. I believe stevia is considered illegal - have you seen this reference to stevia on the website?

      I don't think we would have used it even in minuscule amounts though I know some people do.

      I put our success down to sticking rigidly with the advised foods and exercise - we think that is so important!

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  3. Thank you for all this wonderful information. I am vegetarian and trying SCD. Flax, hemp, and chia seeds have always been a big part of my diet. Do you know if they are legal? I keep finding contradictory sources.

    Lillie

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    1. Hi Lillie, I'm sorry but they're not legal as far as I can see. I always think that to heal well it's best to stick with the foods which are known to be safe. Good luck with the diet x

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