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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

The Plant Paradox
THE HIDDEN DANGERS IN “HEALTHY” FOODS
THAT CAUSE DISEASE AND WEIGHT GAIN

By Dr. Steven Gundry
The “Yes” List
OILS • Chestnuts
• Algae oil • Flaxseeds
• Olive oil • Hemp seeds
• Coconut oil • Sesame Seeds
• Macadamia oil • Hemp protein powder
• MCT oil • Psyllium
• Avocado oil • Pine nuts
• Perilla oil • Brazil nuts
• Walnut oil
• Red palm oil OLIVES
• Rice bran oil • ALL
• Sesame oil
• Flavored cod liver oil DARK CHOCOLATE
• 72% or greater
SWEETENERS
• Stevia VINEGARS
• Inulin • ALL without added sugars
• Yacon
• Monk fruit HERBS AND SEASONINGS
• Luo han guo • ALL (except chili pepper flakes)
• Erythritol • Miso
• Xylitol
FAT BOMB KETO BARS
NUTS AND SEEDS • Adapt bar; coconut and
• (1⁄2 cup/day) Macadamia, chocolate
Walnuts, Pecans,
Pistachios, Pine nuts FLOURS
• Pecans • Coconut
• Coconut • Almond
• Coconut Cream Hazelnuts • Hazelnut

1 THE PLANT PARADOX | YES LIST
• Sesame • High-fat Switzerland cheese
• Chestnut • Buffalo mozzarella
• Cassava (made from buffalo milk)
• Green Banana • Organic heavy cream
• Sweet potato • Organic sour cream
• Tiger nut • Organic cream cheese
• Grape seed (high fat dairy doesn’t have casein)
• Arrowroot
WINE & SPIRITS
ICE CREAM • Champagne
• Coconut (one 6 oz glass per day)
• Milk/Dairy Free frozen • Red (one 6 oz glass per day)
dessert with 1 gram of sugar • Aged spirits (1 oz.)

FOODLES FISH
• Cappello’s fettuccine • Any wild caught
• Pasta Slim 2 - 4 oz per day
• Shirataki noodles • White fish
• Miracle noodles and • Freshwater bass
kanten pasta • Alaskan salmon
• Miracle Rice • Canned tuna
• Alaskan halibut
DAIRY PRODUCTS • Hawaiian fish
• A2 Milk • Shrimp
• 1.oz cheese or 4.oz • Crab
yogurt per day • Lobster
• French/Italian butter • Scallops
• Ghee • Calamari/squid
• Goat butter • Oysters
• Goat cheese • Mussels
• Butter (grass fed French or Italian) • Sardines
• Goat brie • Anchovies
• Goad and sheep kefir
• Sheep cheese (plain) FRUIT
• Coconut yogurt • Avocado or all berries in season,
• High-fat French/Italian cheeses and sparingly
such as triple-cream brie

2 THE PLANT PARADOX | YES LIST
VEGETABLES • Jerusalem artichokes
• Cruciferous • Hearts of palm Cilantro
• Broccoli • Okra
• Brussels sprouts • Asparagus
• Cauliflower • Garlic
• Bok choy • Leafy greens
• Napa cabbage • Romaine
• Chinese cabbage • Red and green leaf lettuce
• Swiss chard Kohlrabi
• Arugula • Mesclun
• Watercress • Spinach
• Collards • Endive
• Kale • Dandelion greens
• Green and Red cabbage • Butter lettuce
Radicchio • Fennel
• Raw sauerkraut Kimchi • Escarole
• Nopales cactus • Mustard greens
• Celery • Mizuna
• Onions • Parsley
• Leeks • Basil
• Chives • Mint
• Scallions • Purslane
• Chicory • Perilla
• Carrots • Algae
• Carrot greens • Seaweed
• Artichokes • Sea vegetables
• Beets • Mushrooms
• Radishes
• Daikon radishes RESISTANT STARCHES
(In moderation)
• Siete brand tortillas
• Bread and bagels made
by Bakery Paleo Wraps
made with coconut flour
• Paleo coconut flakes cereal
• Green plantains
• Green bananas

3 THE PLANT PARADOX | YES LIST
• Baobab fruit • Pork
• Cassava • Lamb
• Sweet potatoes or yams • Beef
• Rutabaga • Prosciutto
• Parsnips
• Yucca PLANT BASED MEATS
• Celery root • Quorn
• Glucomannan • Hemp tofu
• Persimmon • Hilary’s root
• Jicama • Veggie burger
• Taro roots • Tempeh (grain free only)
• Turnips
• Tiger nuts
• Green mango
• Millet Sorghum
• Green papaya

PASTURED-RAISED POULTRY
2-4oz per day
(avoid farm-raised)
• Chicken
• Turkey
• Ostrich
• Pastured or omega 3 eggs
(4 yolks daily or 1 egg white)
• Duck
• Goose
• Quail
• Dove Grouse

MEAT
(Grass fed and grass
finished 4oz per day)
• Bison
• Wild game
• Venison Boar
• Elk

4 THE PLANT PARADOX | YES LIST
The “No” List

REFINED STARCHY FOODS VEGETABLES
• Pasta • Tomatoes
• Rice (unless peeled, deseeded)
• Potatoes • Cucumbers
• Potatoes chips (unless peeled, deseeded)
• Milk • Peas
• Bread • Sugar snap peas
• Tortillas • Legumes
• Pastry • Green beans
• Flours made from grains and • Chickpeas
pseudo • Soy
• Cookies • Tofu
• Crackers • Edamame
• Cereal • Soy protein
• Sugar • Textured vegetable
• Agave • All beans including sprouts
• Splenda • All lentils
• SweetOne or
sunett NutraSweet NUTS AND SEEDS
• Sweet n Low • Pumpkin
• Diet drinks • Sunflower
• Maltodextrin • Chia
• Peanuts
• Cashews

FRUITS/VEGGIES
• All fruits (except in season fruit)
• Ripe Bananas
• Zucchini

5 THE PLANT PARADOX | NO LIST
• Pumpkins • Brown rice
• Squashes • White rice
• Melons • Barley
• Eggplants • Buckwheat
• Tomatoes • Kashi
(unless peeled, deseeded) • Spelt
• Bell peppers • Corn
(unless peeled, deseeded) • Corn products
• Chili peppers • Cornstarch
(unless peeled, deseeded) • Corn syrup
• Goji berries • Popcorn
• Wheatgrass
NON-SOUTHERN EUROPEAN • Barley grass
COW’S MILK PRODUCTS
• Contain casein a-1 Yogurt OILS
• Greek yogurt • Soy
• Frozen yogurts • Grapeseed
• American Cheese • Corn
• Ricotta • Peanut
• Cottage cheese • Cottonseed
• Kefir • Safflower
• Casein protein powders • Sunflower
• Partially hydrogenated
GRAIN OR SOYBEANS-FED vegetable or canola
FISH- SHELLFISH- POULTRY-
BEEF-LAMB AND PORK

SPROUTED GRAINS, PSEUDO-
GRAINS AND GRASSES
• Whole grains
• Wheat Einkorn
• Wheat Kamut
• Oats
• Quinoa
• Rye
• Bulgur

6 THE PLANT PARADOX | NO LIST