Food List

The list below is a simplified version from Breaking the Vicious Cycle and can be downloaded here. For the complete SCD food list and diet outline, please refer to Breaking the Vicious Cycle.


Beans/Legumes

Safe

Black beans Kidney Lima Split peas
Haricot Lentils Navy  

Unsafe

Astragalus Cannellini beans Garbanzo beans Soy
Black eye beans Chick peas Mungbeans Tofu
Butter beans Faba beans Pinto beans  

Dairy

Safe*

Cheese** Ghee Homemade yogurt

*Work with your doctor to determine if “SCD-dairy” is safe for you.

**Use caution: Limited types: blue, cheddar, colby, parmesan, read Breaking the Vicious Cycle for a complete list.

Unsafe

Buttermilk Commercial yogurt Dried milk solids Margarine
Cheese*** Cream Kefir Milk
Cottage cheese Cream cheese Lactaid Milk Sour cream

***Not allowed: Feta, Mozzarella, Ricotta, read Breaking the Vicious Cycle for a complete list.

Drinks

Safe

Almond milk Coconut milk Gin Whisky
Bourbon Coffee Teas (except bark) Wine (dry)
Club soda Fruit juice Vodka  

Unsafe

Beer Coffee (instant) Decaffeinated products Sake
Brandy Cordials Liqueurs Regular sodas

Fruits

Safe

Apples Coconut Lemons Passion fruit
Apricots Dates Limes Peaches
Avocado Figs Mangoes Pears
Bananas Grapefruit Melon Persimmons
Berries Grapes Nectarines Pineapple
Cantaloupe Kiwi Oranges Plums
Cherries Kumquats Papayas Watermelon

Unsafe

Canned fruits  Plantains  

Grains

Unsafe

Amaranth Chestnut flour Oats Spelt
Arrowroot Durum Pasta Tapioca
Barley Ezekiel bread Quinoa Wheat
Buckwheat Garfava flour Rice  
Bulgur Millet Rye  

Meats

Safe

Anchovies Fish Lamb Sashimi
Bacon Fowl Pork Shellfish
Beef Ham Poultry Tuna

Unsafe

Bologna Hot dogs Processed meats  

Nuts/Seeds

Safe

Almonds

Chestnuts Peanuts Pistachios
Brazil nuts Hazelnuts

Pecans

Sunflower seeds
Cashews Macadamia nuts Pine nuts

Walnuts

Unsafe

Chia seed Flax seed  Hemp seed

Oils/Syrups

Safe

Avocado oil Corn oil Macadamia oil Sesame oil
Balsamic vinegar Flax seed oil Olive oil Sunflower oil
Canola oil Grape seed oil Peanut oil Walnut oil
Coconut oil Honey (clear & pasteurized) Safflower oil

Unsafe

Agave syrup Maple syrup Soy sauce Soybean oil

Spices/Herbs

Safe

Allspice Echinacea Mustard Rosemary
Basil Garlic Nutmeg Thyme
Bay Leaf Ginger Oregano Wasabi
Cilantro Horseradish Paprika  
Cinnamon Jalapeños Parsley

Unsafe

Fenugreek  Miso Mucilaginous Herbs   

Vegetables

Safe

Acorn squash Cabbage Lettuce Sauerkraut
Artichokes (French) Carrots Mushrooms Spinach
Asparagus Cauliflower Olives Squash
Beets Celery Onions String beans
Bell peppers Chard Peas Tomatoes
Bok choy Collard greens Pickles Watercress
Broccoli Cucumber Pumpkin Zucchini
Brussels sprouts Eggplant Rhubarb  
Butternut Squash Kale Rutabaga

Unsafe

Artichokes (Jerusalem) Chickory root Parsnips Turnips
Bean sprouts Corn Potatoes Water chestnuts
Bitter Gourd Jicama Seaweed Yams
Canned vegetables Okra Sweet potatoes Yucca Root

Miscellaneous Items

Safe

Ascorbic acid

Capers Gelatin (unflavored) Saccharine
Aspartame Cellulose Glycerol Vanillin
Aspartic acid Citric Acid Magnesium citrate Vegetable stearate
Baking soda Eggs Pork rinds

Vinegar

Unsafe

Algae

Chewing gum Evaporated Cane Juice Pectin
Aloe vera Chocolate Fructose (granulated) Sorbitol
Baker’s yeast Cocoa powder Glucose (granulated) Splenda
Baking powder Corn syrup Guar gum Stevia
Carob Cornstarch Maltodextrin Sucralose
Carrageenan Cream of tartar Molasses Xanthum gum
Cellulose Gum Dextrose Natural flavors  Xylitol
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