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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Food List for Gut Health

Your Healthcare practitioner may have prescribed SCD ™ for you to aid in the treatment of:


  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Crohns’ disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Indigestion, flatulence and bloating
  • Candidiasis and intestinal dysbiosis
  • Leaky gut wall
  • Learning and behavioral disorders

Your healthcare practitioner may advise you to use the SCD ™as a temporary diet or a long term treatment strategy.

What is the SCD ™?

The SCD ™is basically eating foods which contain simple sugars and avoiding foods which contain complex sugars. We Recommend using this Diet in Conjunction with Gutright as part of the 10-day protocol for best results. 

The 10-day Gutright Protocol

The 10-day Gutright protocol utilizes the following: 

  • Gutright: 1 x scoop in water or juice 3 times daily for 10 days.
  • Follow the specific carbohydrate from the table below, avoiding complex sugars that may reach the large intestine and sticking to simple sugars that are readily digested in the small intestine.

Simple Sugars

(carbohydrates) can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Simple sugars are also known as monosaccharide and include glucose (dextrose), fructose, galactose, ribose, and xylose.

Simple sugars can be absorbed quickly and easily and do not require enzymes to breakdown complex sugar molecules to allow them to be absorbed, this makes them easier to digest and utilize and less likely to ferment and feed intestinal organisms causing symptoms associated with digestive and behavioral disorders.

Complex sugars

(complex carbohydrates) may be in the form of Disaccharides (two simple sugars joined together), Oligosaccharides (usually between three to ten simple sugars joined together) or Polysaccharides (many simple sugars joined together).

Complex sugars require enzymes and intestinal organisms to break them down to allow the simple sugars to be liberated and absorbed individually. Inefficient digestion of these complex sugar molecules and subsequent fermentation by harmful intestinal organisms can generate gases and potentially toxic substances.   


– The most common examples include the milk sugar lactose (glucose + galactose), cane sugar or table sugar sucrose (glucose + fructose), maltose (glucose + glucose), and lactulose (galactose + fructose).


– The most common examples include fructooligosaccharides (FOS), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), mannooligosaccharides (MOS), they are only partially digested by humans before they are available as a source of food for intestinal bacteria.


– The most common examples include starch, glycogen, Cellulose, and Chitin.


Seafood, meats and eggsAnchovies,  all fish and seafood, all real meat, bacon,  beef, canned fish, all eggs, chicken, ham, lamb, meats, pork, pork rinds, poultry, shellfish, gluten-free sausages, SashimiHotdogs, reconstituted and reclaimed meats, luncheon meats, sausages
VegetablesArtichokes (globe or French), asparagus, Acorn Squash, beetroot, black Radish, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, Butternut Squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac, chard, chestnut, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant, jalapenos,  kale, kimchee, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, capsicum, dill pickles, pumpkin, rhubarb, spinach, squash, string beans, swede, water chestnut, watercress, zucchiniArtichokes (Jerusalem), bean sprouts, bitter melon, corn, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tapioca, taro, turnips, yams, Yucca Root, Bitter Gourd,
FruitApples, apricots, Avocado, bananas, all berries, cantaloupe, capers, custard apple, cherries, Coconut, cranberry, dates, figs, grapes, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, kumquats, lemons, limes, mangoes, melon, nectarines, olives, orange, papaya, passion fruit, peaches, pears,  persimmons, pineapple, plums, prunes,  raisins, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelon,
Nuts and seedsAlmonds, Almond Butter, Almond Milk, Almond Oil, brazil nuts, cashews, coconut, hazelnuts, macadamia, mustard, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, hemp, Chestnut, watercress,Flax seeds (linseeds) Chia (unless soaked)
Legumes, beans and pulses
Lentils, peanuts, split peas, Black Beans, Haricot Beans (navy beans), String beans,Black eye beans, butter beans/lima beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, millet, miso, mung beans, soy and it’s products including tofu, miso, soy sauce etc. Bean Sprouts, Faba Beans,
Milks, butters, cheeses and yoghurtsAlmond milk and butter, asiago cheese, blue cheese, brick cheese, brie, butter, camembert, cheddar cheese, coconut milk, Colby cheese, dry curd cottage cheese, Edam cheese, ghee, gorgonzola cheese, gouda cheese, gruyere cheese, Havarti cheese, mozzarella cheese, Manchego cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Hollumi, parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, Roquefort cheese, Swiss cheese, homemade yoghurt - fermented more than 24 hours to remove the lactose.Buttermilk, cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese, cream of tartar, feta cheese, ice cream, milk, ricotta cheese, sour cream, soy milk, commercial yogurts, whey, Dried Milk Solids, Kefir, Margarine,
Cereals, grains, bread, pasta and floursAlmond flour, baking soda, hempAmaranth, arrowroot, bakers powder, baker’s yeast, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, corn flour, corn starch, durum flour, flour, oats,  pasta, pea flour, psyllium husks, quinoa, rice, rice bran, rice flour, rye, sago starch. spelt, sprouted grain bread, tapioca starch / flour, wheat, wheat germ, pea and Bean flour, Carob, Chestnut Flour, Corn Starch, Garfava Flour, Konjac, Millet, refined oats,
Drinks and beveragesApple cider, pure apple juice with no sugar added, bourbon, club soda, real coffee, pure cranberry juice, gin, grape juice, grapefruit juice, green tea, pure orange juice, peppermint tea, pineapple juice, scotch whisky, black tea, white tea, green tea,  tomato juice, vodka, dry wine, instant coffee (Without Milk or Sugar Additives) hemp proteinApple juice with added sugar, beer, brandy, cordial, port wine, sherry, pea protein, Mead,
Condiments, jams and sweetenershoney, horseradish, cilantro/coriander, peanut butter, salt, sauerkraut, wasabi, Mustard (plain), Black PepperStock cubes, carob, chocolate, cocoa, corn syrup, maple syrup, margarine, soy sauce, aspartame, Agave Syrup, Agar-Agar, Dextrose, Evaporated Cane Juice, Ketchup, Molasses,
Culinary herbs and spicesAllspice, bay leaf, basil, cilantro/coriander, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, nutmeg,  oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, sage, spices, tarragon, thyme, Echinacea, Garli, PeppersChicory root, Astragalus, Bark tea, Burdock Root, Kudzu, Licorice, Marshmellow,
Oils and vinegarsAlmond oil, avocado oil, traditional balsamic vinegar (not balsamic condiment), coconut oil, flax seed oil, macadamia oil, olive oil, peanut oil,  safflower oil, sesame oil,  sunflower oil, vinegar, walnut oil, Canola oil, Corn Oil, Grapeseed Oil, safflower oil,Balsamic Vinegar,
MiscellaneousGelatin, Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C, Aspartic Acid, baking Soda, Cellulose, Citric Acid, Gelatin, Glycerin, Glycerol, HN Zyme, Kimchi, l-Theanine, Lecithin, Leucine, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Benzonate, Sulphites (dried fruits), Vegetable Stearate,Instant soup mix, cellulose gum, chewing gum, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), guar gum, inulin, molasses, pectin, xylitol, rice malt syrup, Algae, Aloe Vera, Baking Powder, Bee Pollen, Chlorella, Chocolate, Cream of Tartar, Glucose Candy, Inulin, Inositol, Maltitol, Maltodextrin, Melatonin, MSG,

Simple Carbohydrate Food List