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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
L-Theanine Legal It is an amino acid, as long as its pure without illegal binders, etc its legal, as with any new food go slow introducing it. - Seth
leucine Legal (supplement ingredient)
Lactaid Milk Illegal The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose hydrolyzed milk is high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting the two sugars: glucose and galactose at the same time. Note: Lactaid Milk is Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk
Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk Illegal The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose hydrolyzed milk is high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting the two sugars: glucose and galactose at the same time.
Note: Lactaid Milk is Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk
Lamb Legal Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing; check the labels carefully.
Leek Legal  
Lecithin Legal Derived from soy (illegal). There is plenty of good lecithin in egg yolks, and Elaine sees no particular need to take it outside of a whole food.
Lemons Legal  
Lentils Legal Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Lettuce Legal All varieties of lettuce are legal.
Licorice Illegal Licorice is both a demulcent and a laxative. For more info on demulcents see, Licorice and Demulcents
Lignin Illegal Grinding lignin and tough stuff does not prevent certain microorganisms from thanking you for chewing up their nutrition. The little buggers then respond by eating faster and making more babies and toxins.
Lima beans Legal Dried or fresh are permitted. Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Limburger cheese Legal May be used occasionally.
Limes Legal  
Liqueurs Illegal  
Liquid Clorychlorophyll Illegal  

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