Foods to Avoid

BEVERAGES
· Alcoholic beverages (especially wine or beer)
· Alcohol-free beverages
· Malt beverages
· Caffeine - coffee, cola-type in excess of two servings/day
· Carob, Chocolate, Cocoa
· Diet Drinks (contain aspartame-brand name NutraSweet® or Equal®)
· Flavored coffee/creamers
· Lemon-lime sodas (i.e.: 7-Up®, Sprite®, Slice®)
· Soda (in excess of 2 servings per day)
· Sport's drinks
· Tea (all varieties, including decaf and herbal)

BREADS AND CEREALS 
· Containing BHA or BHT
· Containing yeast extracts
· Croutons
· Doughnuts
· Sour dough breads
· Stuffing mixes

DAIRY
· Aged cheeses (including: Blue, Boursault Brick, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, 
Feta, Gouda, Jack, Mozzarella, Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone, Roquefort, 
Romano, Stilton, Swiss)
· Buttermilk
· Chocolate milk
· Skimmed milk
· Sour cream
· Yogurt

DESSERTS
· All containing aspartame
· All containing chocolate
· All containing fruits on this avoid list
· All containing nuts
· Gelatin ("Jell-O®" and other products containing gelatin
· Licorice

FRUITS
· Avocados
· Bananas
· Cantaloupe
· Dates
· Figs
· Grapefruits
· Grapes
· Guava
· Honeydew melon
· Kiwi
· Lemons
· Limes
· Mango
· Nectarines
· Oranges
· Papaya
· Pineapples
· Plums
· Prunes
· Raisins
· Tangerines
Any fruit juice from the above fruits

MEATS
· ALL aged, cured, fermented, pickled, processed or smoked
· ALL continuing tenderizer, soy sauce, soy products, or yeast extracts
· Aged or canned ham
· Aged game
· Anchovies
· Bologna
· Caviar
· Corned beef
· Dried / salted fish
· Hot dogs
· Jerky
· Junket
· Liver
· Meat extracts
· Packaged meats
· Pepperoni
 · Pickled herring
· Processed lunch meats (except MSG free turkey, chicken, roast beef)
· Salami
· Sausage (fermented or summer, containing nitrates &/or nitrites)
· Snails
· Tuna (containing vegetable broth, caseinate, soy, or yeast extract)

NUTS & SEEDS (and their oils)
· All nuts
· Caraway seeds/oil
· Flax seeds/oil
· Peanuts/oil
· Peanut butter
· Poppy seeds/oil
· Pumpkin seeds/oil
· Safflower seeds/oil
· Sesame seeds/oil
· Sunflower seeds/oil
· Vegetable oil (except Canola, corn or olive)

SAUCES, SOUPS & GRAVIES
· All Bouillon-cubes & soups
· All broth (except homemade)
· All canned & bottled soups
· All canned & bottled gravies
· All bottled sauces containing MSG, soy or other "avoid" food or ingredient
· Ramen noodle
· Miso, Soy, Sweet & sour, Teriyaki, Worcestershire sauce

VEGETABLES
· Beets
· Fava beans
·Garbanzo beans
· Italian beans
· Kidney beans
· Lentils
· Lima beans
· Mushrooms
· Navy Beans
· Onions (except dehydrated flakes or powder)
· Olives
· Pickles
· Pea Pods (English, Chinese, Snow)
· Pinto Beans
· Pole or Broad beans
· Rhubarb
· Sauerkraut

 

MISCELLANEOUS

· Aspartame
· Commercial Salad Dressings and Mayonnaise made with vegetable or soy oil
· Diet drinks
· Diet foods
· Flavor enhancer's
· Health bars & drinks
· Maple syrup 
· Molasses 
· Monosodium Glutamate - MSG
· Multivitamins (with aspartame, MSG or soy)
· Monosodium Glutamate - MSG
· Nitrates or Nitrites
· NutraSweet
· Oils (other than Canola, corn, olive)
· Pickled, Preserved or Marinated Foods
· Pizza (unless homemade)
· Protein bars, drinks, supplements
· Seasoned salts
· Soy sauce
· Tenderizers
· Tomato sauce (with aspartame, MSG or soy)
· Wine vinegar

 

FOOD ADDITIVES that CONTAIN GLUTAMATE

· Autolyzed yeast or yeast extract
· Carrageenan
· Caseinate (calcium or sodium)
· Corn Starch
· Flavoring(s) (almost always)
· Gelatin
· Glutamate or glutamic acid
· Gums (i.e.: bean, guar, vegetable, xanthan)
· Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
· Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
· Kombu extract
· Malt: barley/extract/flavoring
· Maltodextran
· Modified food starch
· Monosodium Glutamate - MSG
· Natural Flavor
· Seasoning(s) / seasoning salts (if unknown)
· Smoke flavoring
· Soy or Soy products
· Spice(s) (if unknown)
· Whey protein

 FOODS that USUALLY CONTAIN LARGE AMOUNTS OF MSG

· Canned and dry soups
· Canned tuna
· Cured & Luncheon meats (i.e.: bologna, pepperoni, and salami)
· Diet Foods (including liquid diet drinks)
· Flavored potato chips
· Frozen Foods (lunch or dinner entrees)
· Health bars and drinks

JUMP TO: foods allowed 

 

· Packaged or Frozen meals
· Prepared meals
· Protein bars and drinks
· Most Mayonnaise
· Most bottled or canned Sauces (i.e.: tomato, BBQ)
· Most Salad dressings
· Weight loss powders
· Weight loss prepared foods