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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
Ham Legal Only if cured with salt, it is illegal if cured with sugar dextrose etc see Ham
Haricot beans Legal These are legal and are the same as navy beans. Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Havarti cheese Legal May be used freely.
Hazelnuts (filberts) 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.
Hemp seed, Hemp protein powder Illegal  
HN-Zyme Legal  
Homemade yogurt Legal See, Yogurt for instructions on how to make legal yogurt.
Honey Legal  
Horseradish sauce Legal If homemade, if manufactured only if you know they have not added illegals
Hot dogs Illegal Commercially produced hotdogs will normally be illegal but here is a legal recipe on SCDiet by Marilyn
Hydrolyzed Protein Illegal This is another term for MSG. Regardless of whether it is SCD™ legal or not, we should all try to avoid it. MSG can be a potent neurotoxin.

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