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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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L-Theanine 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
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 Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing; check the labels carefully.
Lecithin 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.
Leek
Lemons
Lentils Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Lettuce All varieties of lettuce are legal.
leucine (supplement ingredient)
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 Dried or fresh are permitted. Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Limburger cheese May be used occasionally.
Limes
Liqueurs Illegal
Liquid Clorychlorophyll Illegal
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We got this book after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal. From Day 1, my husband felt better. His spirits are up, and I see the joyful and optimistic man I married returning! He sees the results, and has become absolutely manic about sticking to the diet. During the first few days he was worried about all the things he couldn't eat - now he raves about all the things he still CAN eat, and is loving it all.
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- Anonymous
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