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The following is a list of foods that are allowed (legal) and foods that are not allowed (illegal) while following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™, as outlined in the book,
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
by Elaine Gottschall. The SCD™ is a progressive diet and the introduction of many of these foods should be delayed until healing has taken place, please read the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" for further information.

Some general guidelines are, no grains (i.e. rice, wheat, corn, oats, etc.), no processed foods, no starchy vegetables (i.e. potatoes, yams, etc.), no canned vegetables of any kind, no flour, no sugar, no sweeteners other than honey and saccharin, and no milk products except for homemade yogurt fermented for 24 hours, prepared according to the instructions in the book.

This is the SCD Legal/Illegal List with the Most Foods and the Newest Information!

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Food
Legal / Illegal
Note
Faba beans Illegal  
Fennel See note See Fennel
Fenugreek Illegal  
Feta Cheese Illegal Feta may be used after about 6 months of improvement. But used only in small amounts.
Filberts (hazelnuts) Legal Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating. Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea has subsided.
Figs Legal Figs unpolluted by chemicals or additives are fine, however I find them, especially in dried form; to be a laxative. They also contain hundreds of tiny hard seeds which can be hard on the intestines. I'm still unable to tolerate them after almost a year on the SCD. If I were you I'd leave figs until you've been symptom free for at least a while. - Rob B
Fish Legal Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing; check the labels carefully.
Flax seed oil Legal see Flax seed and flax seed oil
Flax seed Illegal see Flax seed and flax seed oil
Flour Illegal  
FOS Illegal Also known as fructooligosaccharides. See, FOS
Fowl Legal All types including turkey, chicken, duck, goose, pheasant, pigeon etc
Frozen Orange Juice (concentrated) Illegal If orange juice is just frozen and has no additives then it is legal, however frozen orange juice is normally concentrated before freezing and the process to concentrate it makes it illegal see frozen orange juice processing
Fructose (granulated) Illegal Granulated fructose (or even liquid) that is sold as "fructose" has a mixture of other trisaccharides, etc. in it. It is extracted from corn and they are not too fussy about eliminating a few molecules of whatever that may get in with it.
Fruits (canned) See note Fruits canned in their own juice are allowed.

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