A diet high in nutrients is the key to good health. Use the
following table as a guide when deciding which types of food to include in your diet and
which ones to avoid in order to maintain good health.
Foods to Avoid
||Canned pork and beans, canned beans with salt or
preservatives, frozen beans.
||All beans cooked without animal fat or salt,
||Alcoholic drinks, coffee, cocoa, pasteurized and/or
sweetened juices and fruit drinks, sodas, tea (except herbal tea).
||Herbal teas, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, cereal
grain beverages (often sold as coffee substitutes), mineral or distilled water.
||All soft cheeses, all pasteurized or artificially colored
cheese products, ice cream.
||Raw goat cheese, nonfat cottage cheese, kefir, unsweetened
yogurt, goat's milk, raw or skim milk, buttermilk, rice milk, all soy products.
||Fried or pickled.
||Boiled or poached (limit of four weekly).
||All fried fish, all shellfish, salted fish, anchovies,
herring, fish canned in oil.
||All freshwater white fish, salmon, broiled or baked fish,
||Canned, bottled, or frozen fruits with sweeteners added;
||All fresh, frozen, stewed, or dried fruits without
sweeteners (except oranges, which are acidic and highly allergenic),
||All white flour products, white rice, pasta, crackers,
cold cereals, instant types of oatmeal and other hot cereals
||All whole grains and products containing whole grains:
cereals, breads, muffins, whole-grain crackers, cream of wheat or rye cereal, buckwheat,
millet, oats, brown rice, wild rice.
(Limit yeast breads to three servings per week.)
||Beef; all forms of pork; hot dogs; luncheon meats; smoked,
pickled, and processed meats; corned beef; duck; goose; spare ribs; gravies; organ meats.
||Skinless turkey and chicken, lamb. (Limit meat to three
3-oz servings per week.)
||Peanuts; all salted or roasted nuts.
||All fresh raw nuts (except peanuts).
||All saturated fats, hydrogenated margarine, refined
processed oils, shortenings, hardened oils.
||All cold-pressed oils: corn, safflower, sesame, olive,
flaxseed, soybean, sunflower, and canola oils; margarine made from these oils;
mayonnaise without eggs.
||Black or white pepper, salt, hot red peppers, all types of
vinegar except pure natural apple cider
||Garlic, onions, cayenne, Spike, all herbs, dried
vegetables, apple cider vinegar, tamari, miso, vinegar. seaweed, pulse.
||Canned soups made with salt, preservatives, MSG, or fat
stock; all creamed soups.
||Homemade (salt- and fat4ree) bean, lentil, pea, vegetable,
barley, brown rice, onion.
|Sprouts and seeds
||All seeds cooked in oil or salt.
||All slightly cooked sprouts (except alfalfa, which should
be raw and washed thoroughly), wheat-grass, all raw seeds.
||White, brown, or raw cane sugar, corn syrups, chocolate,
sugar candy, fructose (except that in fresh whole fruit), all syrups (except pure maple
syrup), all sugar substitutes, jams and jellies made with sugar.
||Barley malt or rice syrup, small amounts of raw honey,
pure maple syrup, untreated blackstrap molasses.
||All canned or frozen with salt or additives.
||All raw, fresh, frozen (no additives), or home- canned
without salt (undercook vegetables slightly).
Source: Prescriptions for Nutritional
Healing, James Balch, MD
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