The List of Foods Allowed & Not Allowed on the GAPS Diet

The GAPS Diet is based on the book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride. It’s the natural treatment for autism, dyspraxia, A.D.D., dyslexia, A.D.H.D., depression, schizophrenia, and gut disorders such as celiac disease. This post is comprised of a list of foods which are allowed and which are not, as well as some helpful resources for cooking and shopping.

ALLOWABLE FOODS:

Animal Proteins -Wild caught, pastured, grass-fed, organic, fresh or frozen
Beef
Chicken
Duck
Eggs
Fish, can also be canned in oil or water
GameGoose
Lamb
Poultry
Quail
Shellfish
Dairy
Asiago cheese
Blue cheese
Brick cheese
Brie cheese
Butter
Camembert cheese
Cheddar cheese
Colby cheese
Ghee, homemade
Gorgonzola cheese
Gouda cheese
Havarti cheese
Limburger cheese
Muenster cheese
Monterey Jack cheese
Romano cheese
Roquefort cheese
Stilton cheese
Swiss cheese
Yogurt, homemade
Nuts & Seeds -not roasted, salted, coated
Almonds, almond butter & oil
Brazil nut
Cashews nuts
Chestnuts
Coconut, fresh, dried, milk, oil (no additives)
Filberts
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Peanuts
Walnuts
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seeds
Legumes
Lentils
Lima beans
Navy white beans
Split peas
Vegetables
Artichoke, French
Asparagus
Beets or Beetroot
Black radish
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Capers
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Collard greens
Cucumber
Eggplant, aubergine
Garlic
Ginger root, fresh
Green Beans (string beans)
Herbs, without preservatives
Kale
Lettuce (all types)
Lima beans, fresh
Mushrooms
Olives (without sugar, preservatives, additives)
Onions
Parsley
Peas, fresh
Peppers (green, orange, red, yellow)
Pickles (without sugar, preservatives, additives)
Pumpkin
Rhubarb
Spinach
Squash, summer or winter
Tomatoes (juice, puree without sugar or other additives)
Turnips
Watercress
Zucchini
Fruit
Apples
Avocados
Bananas, ripe
Berries, all types
Cherimoya
Cherries
Grapefruit
Grapes, organic only
Kiwi fruit
Kumquats
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Melons
Nectarines
Oranges
Papayas
peaches
Pears
Pineapples, fresh
Prunes, dried without additives
Raisins, organic only
Satsumas
Tangerines
Ugly fruit
Spices, miscellaneous
Cayenne Pepper
Cinnamon
Citric acid
Coriander
Dill
Herbal teas
Herbs, fresh or dried without additives
Honey, raw is best
Mustard seeds, pure
Wine, vodka, occasionally

NOT ALLOWED:

Animal Proteins
Bologna
Bouillon cubes or granules
Fish, preserved smoked, salted
Ham
Hot dog
Meats, precessed, preserved, smoked, salted (jerky)
Sausages, with additives
Dairy
Acidophilus
Buttermilk
Cheeses, processed & spreads
Chevre cheese
Cottage cheese
Cream
Cream cheese
Feta cheese
Gjetost cheese
Gruyere cheese
Ice-cream, commercial
Milk
Milk, dried
Mozzarella cheese
Neufhatel cheese
Sour cream, commercial
Whey, powder or liquid
Yogurt, commercial
Nuts & Seeds
Almond milk, commercial
Peanuts, unless fresh
Roasted, salted & coated
Soy, soymilk & tofu
Grains-All
Cereals, all
Vegetables

Bitter gourd
Canned vegetables
Chickory root
Jerusalem artichoke
Parsnips
Potato, white & sweet
Sago
Miscellaneous
Acesulphame
Agar-agar
Algae
Aloe Vera
Apple juice
Arrowroot
Astragalus
Baker’s yeast
Baking powder & raising agent of all kinds
Balsamic vinegar
Bean flour & sprouts
Bee pollen
Beer
Brandy
Burdock root
Carob
Carrageenan
Cellulose gum
Cereals, including all breakfast cereals
Chewing gum
Chocolate
Cocoa powder
Coffee, instant & coffee substitutes
Cooking oils (canola, corn, Crisco, safflower, etc.)
Cordials
Cornstarch
Cottonseed
Cous-cous
Cream of Tartar
Drinks, soft
Four, made of grains
FOS (fructooligosaccharides)
Fruit, canned or preserved
Ketchup, commercial
Lactose
Liqueurs
Margarines & butter replacements
Pectin
Seaweed
Sherry
Starch
Tapioca
Tea, instant

For recipes, order the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Internal Bliss, the GAPS Cookbook (Recipes designed for those following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet)

Also, order the Weston A. Price Shopping Guide. It’s a lifesaver for which brands to buy and what to look for.

XOXOX F

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