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Industrial Foods

Foods and ingredients to minimize or avoid


High fructose corn syrup

Purified fructose, including agave nectar

Vegetable oils (except olive and coconut)

White sugar

White flour

Almost everything processed

Unfermented soy products (soy milk, tofu, textured vegetable protein [TVP], textured soy protein [TSP], soy burgers, sausages and patties, etc.)

Soy infant formula

Ready to eat breakfast cereals



Anything containing partially hydrogenated oils


MSG (monosodium glutamate)  (Ajinomoto, Vetsin, Accent). Also called hydrolyzed vegetable protein, natural flavor, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extract, protein isolate

Artificial sweeteners of all kinds  [Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet, Canderel); Saccharin (Sweet’N Low, SugarTwin); Acesulfame K (Sunett, Sweet One); Sucralose (Splenda)]

Soy bean derivatives (soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, texturized vegetable protein, texturized soy protein, soy flour)

Partially hydrogenated oil of any kind

Mono- and di-glycerides

Synthetic dyes

Synthetic preservatives

Synthetic conditioners and stabilizers