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Modified Elimination Diet

 

Foods to Include

Foods to Avoid

Fruits

Unsweetened fresh, frozen, water- packed, or canned; unsweetened fruit juices except orange

Oranges

Vegetables

All fresh raw, steamed, sautéed,

juiced, or roasted vegetables

Corn; creamed vegetables

Starch

Rice, oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth,

teff, tapioca, buckwheat

Wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye;

all gluten-containing products

Bread/Cereal

Products made from rice, oat, buckwheat, millet, potato flour, tapioca, arrowroot, amaranth, quinoa

Products made from wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley; all gluten- containing products

Legumes

All beans, peas, and lentils unless

otherwise indicated

Soybeans†, tofu, tempeh, soybeans,

soy milk, other soy products

Nuts and Seeds

Almonds, cashews, walnuts; sesame (tahini), sunflower, and pumpkin seeds; butters made from these nuts and seeds

Peanuts, peanut butter

Fats

Cold-expeller pressed olive, flax, canola, safflower, sunflower, sesame, walnut, pumpkin, or almond oils

Margarine, butter, shortening, processed (hydrogenated) oils, mayonnaise, spreads

Beverages

Filtered or distilled water, herbal tea, seltzer or mineral water

Soda pop or soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, other caffeinated beverages

Spices & Condiments

All spices unless otherwise indicated. For example, use: cinnamon, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, carob, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vinegar

Chocolate††, ketchup, mustard, relish, chutney, soy sauce, barbeque sauce, other condiments

Sweeteners

Brown rice syrup, fruit sweetener,

blackstrap molasses, stevia

White or brown refined sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, candy; desserts made with these sweeteners

 


†Note that soy is an ingredient in some of the recommended medical foods and supplement formulas. Therefore, those
products are only recommended if your healthcare practitioner has determined you have no intolerance to soy.
††Note that chocolate is an ingredient in some of the recommended medical foods. Therefore, those products are only
recommended if your healthcare practitioner has determined you have no intolerance to chocolate.


 
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