Low Reactive Plan for the Gut Repair and Liver Detoxification Program

This is a menu plan for Gut repair and liver detoxification. 

Low Reactive Diet


The Low Reactive Diet may be used for 1-3 weeks to observe the possible impact of common reactive foods as sometimes found with: gastric/duodenal ulcers, gastroesophogeal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, chronic urticaria, dermatitis and other conditions linked to food and chemical intolerance.

Low Reactive Diet Summary


The following is a summary of the foods allowed and to be avoided on the Low Reactive Diet.

Food Group Allowed Avoid

Food Group: Meat, Fish, Poultry, Legumes 

Allowed

  •  Red meats,

  • beef,

  • veal,

  • chicken,

  • lamb,

  • turkey,

  • all legumes (including whole Soya bean, dried peas, lentils),

  • cold-water fish (salmon, halibut, cod, tuna, mackerel, trout etc.),

  • processed soya products,

  • soya sausage,

  • soya burger,

  • soya sauce,

  • tempeh,

  • tofu,

  • tamari etc

Avoid

  • Pork,

  • eggs,

  • processed meats: cold cuts, bacon, ham, sausage, frankfurters etc.

Food Group: Dairy Products

Allowed

  • Milk substitutes such as rice milk,
  • nut milks,
  • soya beverages – in moderation due to their high carbohydrate content.
  • Dairy alternatives: soya yoghurt,

  • soya cheese.

Avoid

  • Milk,

  • yoghurt,

  • cheese,

  • ice cream,

  • cream,

  • non-dairy creamers.

  • Coconut milk or cream.

Food Group: Grains, starches, breads and cereals

Allowed

  • Whole: grains,

  • rice,

  • buckwheat,

  • millet,

  • soya,

  • amaranth,

  • quinoa,

  • tapioca,

  • arrowroot, their flours and pastas.

  • Potato flour and gluten-free products.

Avoid

  • All gluten containing products: wheat,

  • rye,

  • oats,

  • barley,

  • malt.

  • Breads biscuits,

  • crackers,

  • pasta,

  • cereals, etc.,

  • including gluten-containing pasta.


Food Group: Soups

Allowed

  • Clear vegetable-based broth,

  • Homemade vegetarian soups.

Avoid

  • Canned or creamed soups.


Food Group: Vegetables

Allowed

  • All vegetables,

  • preferably fresh,

  • frozen or freshly juiced.

Avoid

  • Canned,

  • creamed or in casseroles.

  • Pumpkin,

  • squashes,

  • baby marrow,

  • sweet potato,

  • corn,

  • mushrooms.

Food Group:Beverages

Allowed

  •  Pure water,

  • ginger water,

  • freshly prepared fruit or vegetable juices.

  • Herbal teas (excluding citrus and strawberry).

Avoid

  • Chilled drinks,

  • milk,

  • coffee,

  • tea,

  • cocoa,

  • alcoholic beverages,

  • soft drinks,

  • sweetened beverages,

  • citrus drinks, and strawberry drinks.

Food Group: Fruits

Allowed

  • Unsweetened fresh,

  • frozen, or water-packed canned fruits (excluding citrus and strawberry),

  • mangoes,

  • rock melon,

  • peeled apples,

  • peeled pears,

  • lychees,

  • paw paw,

  • bananas.

Avoid

  • Commercial fruit packed in syrups,

  • citrus fruits,

  • strawberries,

  • avocados and all dried fruit.

Food Group: Sweeteners

Allowed

  •  Maple syrup – in moderation due to high carbohydrate content.

Avoid

  • Honey, raw/brown-white sugar, artificial sweeteners.

Food Group:Fats, Oils and Nuts 

Allowed

  • Cold/expeller pressed,

  • unrefined,

  • light-shielded flax and walnut oil.

  • Cook with sesame or olive oil.

  • Seeds: sesame, sunflower, or flaxseed.

  • Nuts: walnuts, pecans, and almonds

Avoid

  • Margarine,

  • shortening,

  • unclarified butter,

  • refined oils,

  • coconut,

  • peanuts,

  • salad dressing and spreads.

Food Group:Yeast and Moulds

Allowed

  •  All yeast free products,

  • apple cider vinegar.

Avoid

  • All packaged and processed foods,

  • refined sugars,

  • all foods from a box,

  • bottle or can,

  • any foods containing yeast,

  • cheeses,

  • commercially prepared condiments,

  • peanuts,

  • vinegar,

  • alcoholic beverages.