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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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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.

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Garbanzo beans Illegal
Garfava flour Illegal Made from two types of beans, Garbanzo beans and Fava beans, neither are SCD™legal.
Garlic Use fresh garlic; garlic powders have starch added as anti-caking agents. You may also make your own garlic powder from fresh garlic by dehydrating it and grinding it yourself.
Gelatin (unflavored) It is a denatured protein that has lost its tertiary structure although it is not the best protein.
Ghee It's clarified butter
Gin Only have it occasionally.
Ginger
Gjetost cheese Illegal
Glucose candy Illegal Contains granulated glucose is known to contains other sugars in addition to glucose.
Glycerin Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not make it a sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. So does glycerol.
Glycerol Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not make it a sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. So does glycerol.
Goatein Illegal It is a Protein powders that contains Bifidobacteria Bifidum. Protein Powders are a bad idea in any case as they're generally oxidized cholesterol - damaged by heat. - Deborah
Gorgonzola cheese May be used occasionally.
Gouda cheese May be used occasionally.
Granulated glucose Illegal It is known to contains other sugars in addition to glucose.
Grape juice White or dark grape juice is allowed. We use Welch's bottled grape juice, as it has been checked out and does not have sugar added. Avoid frozen grape juice, it usually has sugar added. Juice should be diluted with water before drinking.
Grapefruit
Grapefruit juice Illegal Only legal if fresh. Frozen, or canned grapefruit juice is not allowed. Juice should be diluted with water before drinking.
Grapes
Grapeseed oil
Green tea Limited to 2 cups per day.
Gruyere cheese
Guar Gum Illegal
Gums Illegal All gums are illegal.
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