15 Lectin-Free Superfoods Dr. Gundry Recommends + Hidden Dangers (2023)

Superfoods have exceptionally high concentrations of polyphenols and other antioxidants, earning them ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scores that greatly surpass most other healthy foods.

According to nutrition expert Dr. Steven Gundry, they can help you to look and feel younger and healthier while preventing (and even reversing) disease. Some of them are even great sources of protein.

Dr. Gundry’s 3 Superfoods YouShould Never Eat

Before we get to the list of 15, a word of caution: Dr. Gundry also says that there are hidden dangers in some superfoods, and if you’re on the Plant Paradox Diet you’ll want to be careful. There are 3 superfoods in particular that he says you should never eat: goji berries, chia seeds and wheat grass.

The problem is that some so-called superfoods also contain lectins, those pesky plant proteins that can cause inflammation and set the stage for a variety of diseases, as well as weight gain.

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It’s tricky with the wildly popular goji berries, chia seeds, and wheatgrass. They have very high ORAC values and contain some other goodies too. But they also contain lectins, so if you’re sensitive to lectins then any health benefits these “superfoods” confer could be canceled out.

Superfoods to Eat, According to Dr. Gundry

Don’t despair: there are plenty of delicious, lectin-free superfoods available. Below are the top 15 superfoods that Dr. Gundry recommends you eat. They are 100% Plant Paradox compliant and appear on his“Yes, Please” list.

To make this list, the foods had to have an ORAC Value of at least 1000. The #1 rated superfood at the end of the list has an off-the-charts ORAC value of 127,000 (hint: start ordering more curry!). The runner up may take the guilt out of some of your favorite treats.

Foods with lower scores had to havesignificant additional health-boosting properties beyond antioxidants. There’s much more to superfoods than ORAC values, after all. For example, ORAC values do not account for fiber.

Coconut Oil

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An ORAC value of 1070 may not make you want to run out and buy coconut oil. However, coconut oil has so many other health benefits that it belongs on any superfoods list. It’s incredibly rich in fatty acids (medium chain triglycerides, to be specific) that contain a host of medicinal properties. It also tastes great and is incredibly versatile in the kitchen.

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Coconut oil is pure saturated fat, which is good for you in moderation. It should be consumed as part of a balanced diet that includes other healthy fats such as grass-fed butter or ghee, olive oil, and fish oil.


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Kiwis are also relatively modest in the antioxidant department, but don’t underestimate them: they boost the secretion of Mucin in your gut, and Mucin is a natural lectin blocker. They’re also a great source of vitamins C, K, E and folate, and contain significant fiber. As a bonus, Kiwis are relatively low in sugar. Golden kiwis have slightly more antioxidants than green, including more Vitamin C, but they also have more sugar. Here’s a comparison from Zespri Kiwi.

Green Tea

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The health-boosting properties of green tea are legendary. Its potent anti-inflammatory polyphenols can help with everything from weight loss to cancer prevention to skin tone.

How is this possible with an ORAC score of just 1,253? Green tea’s secret to success is that it’s30 percent polyphenols by weight, and easy to consume. So, eventhough it’s ORAC value is modest, the sheerquantity ofantioxidantsit can deliver is high. Drink up!

Macadamia Nuts

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Macadamia nuts seem like an indulgent treat (aloha!) and their ORAC score is unremarkable, so how did they make it onto this list?

What makes Macadamias special is that they’ve got the highest Omega-9 content of all nuts. Omega-9s are otherwise somewhat difficult to come by compared to the other Omega fats. Omega-9s are known to be beneficial to your heart, brain, and even mood, and it’s important to balance your Omega fats. These nutrient-dense treats also haveessential vitamins and mineralsincluding vitamin A, iron, B vitamins, manganese, and folate.


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No superfoods list would be complete without kale. It’s jam-packed with vitamins: just one cup has 200% of your daily required vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C and 700% of vitamin K. Its antioxidants include quercetin, which has potent anti-viral properties that support your immune system. With 120g of Omega-3s per cup and loads of soluble fiber, kale really does have it all. Did you know kale is also a great source of protein? Just one cup (chopped, raw) has 3g of protein.


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Avocados are the one and only fruit you don’t have to eat in moderation. They’re low in sugar while being loaded with healthy fats and soluble fiber that promotes healthy gut bacteria. As a bonus, an avocado has almost as much protein as an egg. This superfood is so good for you that Dr. Gundry recommends eating one every day.

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

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When you look at the rich orange color of a sweet potato or yam, what nutrient do you think this root veggie is most likely to be high in? If you guessed the potent antioxidant beta-carotene, you’d be right. In fact, sweet potatoes and yams have even more of it than carrots.They’re also high in fiber and contain an array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, and selenium, as well as significant amounts of B vitamins and vitamin C.

Kalamata Olives

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With their rich dark color, it’s no surprise that Kalamata Olives have the highest antioxidant content of all olives. You may be wondering why olive oil didn’t make this list.Due to a quirk in the way ORAC values are calculated, extra virgin olive oil has a lowish ORAC score (~300) despite being incredibly rich in antioxidants.

I nonetheless consider extra virgin olive oil to be a superfood, especially since some super premium brands of olive oil have extraordinarily high antioxidant counts.

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My favorite is Dr. Gundry’s own GundryMD Polyphenol rich olive oil, which has 30x the polyphenols of regular extra virgin. Read my review, or buy it here to save 37% (or more in bulk). It’s not cheap but it’s backed buy his legendary 90 day money-back guarantee (hint: use it up and if it wasn’t worth the money, return the bottles empty!).


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With their beautiful rich red color, it’s no surprise that pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants. In fact, they have 3x more antioxidants than red wine and green tea including being loaded with Vitamin C.

The juice of this well-known superfood has been used as medicine for thousands of years to treat everything from inflammation to high blood pressure to digestive complaints.

To easily access the fruit: cut one in half, hold it over a large bowl and wack the skin with a wooden spoon. You’ll be amazed how well this trick works.


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In addition to an impressive ORAC Value of 4,669, the beauty of blueberries is that they’re low in sugar (and in calories overall) while being very high in nutrients, including fiber. A cup contains just 84 calories and has 4g of fiber.

Blueberries get their health-promoting properties by way of flavonoids. Specifically, they’re loaded with anthocyanins.

Contrary to what some people have heard, blueberries do not contain lectins. There’s a catch though: blueberries are highly seasonal, and are best consumed fresh and local. Berries that come from overseas (like Chile and Peru) were almost certainly picked underripe, which means theycould containlectins.


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Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Cilantro is a superfood. Weighing in at a healthy 5,121 points, this versatile herb is rich on phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, including vitamins A, K, folate, and potassium.

Cilantro has been used medicinally for thousands of years foreverything from cleansing to improvingdigestion to reducing excess heat in the body. Today it’s also known to protect against cardiovasculardisease,colon cancer, urinarytract infections, and heavy metals.


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Most people think blueberries are the most antioxidant-rich berry, but with an ORAC Value of 5,905 it turns out blackberries have them beat. Like blueberries, they’re low calories and high in nutrients, including fiber, and they’re loaded with anthocyanins.

Blackberries have a very similar flavor profile to blueberries and caneasily be used as asubstitute. Nexttime you reach forblueberries at thestore, consideropting for blackberriesinstead. It’s important tomaintain as a diverse a diet aspossible because diversity on the plate = diversity in the gut.


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When it comes to ORAC values for nuts, walnuts have no competition. In fact, they beat out most other common superfoods foods you’d eat. Walnuts also have the more Omega 3s than any other nut, further solidifying their place on the throne. As a bonus, they’re high in protein and, like most nuts, have some prebiotic fiber.


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Dark chocolate is one of the few things in life that seems too good to be true but actually isn’t. With its rich dark color, it’s no surprise that its ORAC Value is so formidable.

In addition to being loaded with polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins, chocolate is high in the minerals manganese, magnesium, copper, and iron. It has an excellent fatty acid profile, being mostly saturated and monounsaturated, with small amounts of polyunsaturated fat.

Fromsupporting heart and brain health to lowering bloodpressure, the benefits of chocolate are well established, and many.

Looking for an healthy way to get more chocolate in your diet? Take a look at our ownchocolate-almond-coconut nutrition bar.


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As if to flaunt its potency, Turmeric dazzles with its rich orange color and infuses itself into seemingly everything it touches. This is the king of superfoods, and its ORAC Value of 127,068 should give you every excuse you need to order curry more often.

Few herbs have been studied as thoroughly as Turmeric, and research has proven out its broad health benefits. Many of them stem from its potent anti-inflammatory effects, which can easily rival popular NSAIDs like ibuprofen.

Babab fruit

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Last on the list is baobab fruit. Africa’s baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) has become increasingly popular for its high nutritional content and impressive health benefits. For this reason, the baobab fruit is referred to as the superfruit of Africa’s tree of life.

Baobab has an astonishingly high ORAC value of 140,000. Hunter Gather tribes in Africa have relied on baobab to get their vitamins and minerals for thousands of years – and they live longer and with lower levels of disease. That’s why we added baobab fruit to the Human Food Bar.

Prebiotic fiber: Dr. Gundry’s number one superfood

Prebiotic fiber didn’t make the official list of 15because there are many types of prebiotic fiber and there is no way to assign an ORAC value. But it needs to be mentioned because it’s Dr. Gundry’s #1 superfood.

It’s no secret that Dr. Gundry advocates for gut health, and recommends that you do everything you can to boost your microbiome. For that reason prebiotic fiber, which supports healthy gut flora, is the number one superfood that you should consume every day.

The Plant Paradox diet is rich in foods that contain prebiotic fiber, including cassava flour, baobab fruit, sweet potatoes, yams, yucca root, taro and tiger nuts to name just a few.

But it can still be hard to get enough, especially resistant starch. That’s why we created the Human Food Bar, which contains a broad spectrum of prebiotic fibers and resistant starches.

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You can also take Dr. Gundry‘s PrebioThrive formula, which contains a diverse array of prebiotic fibers. Get 40% off when using our Wellness Ambassador link. Savings added automatically. You can also read our review.

Are superfood supplements worth it?

Lots of people on the Plant Paradox diet take superfood supplements to get an extra boost. Dr. Gundry’s advice on superfoods is that you want to consume as many as possible across a broad spectrum.

That’sbecause there arethousands ofspecies of microbes in your gut, and different species feed on the wildly varying types of fiber contained in the foods you eat.Different colored foods typically contain different nutrients, so consume a “rainbow of foods” every week and you’ll most likely cover all your bases.

There’s definitely no easier way to get more variety than superfood supplements. Dr. Gundry’s Vital Reds, which contains 34 polyphenol-rich superfruits with natural fat-burning ingredients, especially berries,is wildly popular and worthy of your consideration. Read our in-depth review.

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Dr. Gundry’s Protein Hack: Get it from Plants

When people think of high-quality protein sources, plants don’t usually come to mind first. But, some superfoods plants actually contain a lot protein.

Dr. Gundry eats a lot of plants, and they’re one of his primary protein sources. In fact, his favorite protein hack is to choose vegetables with high protein content, including three on this list: avocados, walnuts and kale. Other favorites include all leafy greens of all kinds, mushrooms, pecans and pistachios.


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Vital Reds and Primal Plans, Dr. Gundry’s unique signature formulas, are designed to deliver high amounts of concentrated polyphenol-rich superfoods from berries and vegetables. Dr. Gundry recommends that you should consume as many polyphenols and antioxidants as possible, and these supplements make it incredibly easy to ensure that you get yours. Vital Reds contains 34 polyphenol-rich superfruits with natural fat-burning ingredients, especially berries. Primal Plants has 25 polyphenol-rich green superfoods. Use the special links above to get 40% off all Gundry MD products on the Wellness Ambassadors website (note: available exclusively through Human Food Bar, you cannot find the site if you search on Google).

What superfoods does Dr. Gundry recommend?

Dr. Gundry‘s Plant Paradox Diet “yes list“ contains dozens of superfoods that you can eat every day. We’ve identified the top 15 with the highest antioxidant and polyphenol content in our list above, including various vegetables, fruits, oils, everyday spices and even a special treat.

What’s Dr. Gundry‘s number one superfood?

Dr. Gundry recommends consuming a wide variety of superfoods in order to ensure you get a diverse array of polyphenols and other antioxidants. However, there is one type of superfood that he recommends more than anything else. His number one recommended super food is pre-biotics. Why? Because your gut needs healthy prebiotic fibers to thrive. The Plant Paradox Diet is rich in prebiotic fibers, including cassava flour, baobab fruit, sweet potatoes, yams, yucca root, taro and tiger nuts to name just a few. You can also take Dr. Gundry‘s PrebioThrive formula which contains a diverse array of prebiotic fibers. Use the special links above to get 40% off when buying on the Wellness Ambassador‘s Website (note: to access the website you have to use the special links above, you will not find it when searching on Google).

What are Dr. Gundry’s three superfoods that you should never eat?

Surprisingly, some so-called superfoods actually contain lectins, which can harm your health. The top three most common superfoods that you should never eat are Goji berries, Chia seeds and wheatgrass. While they have high amounts of antioxidants, the lectins they contain more than offset their health benefits.

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What superfood protein does Dr. Gundry recommend?

Plants are Dr. Gundry‘s favorite way of consuming protein and he recommends that you consume plenty of fruits and vegetables that are high in it. In fact, getting your protein from vegetables is one of Dr. Gundry’s favorite hacks. Why? Because you don’t have to worry about adding additional protein sources to your diet when you choose vegetables that contain protein. Vegetables that have high protein content include avocados walnuts, kale, and spinach. He also recommends leafy greens of all kinds, mushrooms, pecans and pistachios.


What are the 3 foods Dr. Gundry says to avoid? ›

What are the 3 foods Dr. Gundry says to avoid? He recommends avoiding grains like wheat and corn found in bread and pasta, undercooked legumes and beans, and sweeteners or high-sugar foods, such as cookies.

What is the one food Dr. Gundry says to eat? ›

What foods does Dr. Gundry recommend? Overall, Dr. Gundry recommends a diet that relies on pasture-raised meats and eggs; fermented foods like sauerkraut; limited fruit; foods high in resistant starches, such as green beans; vegetables that are not in the nightshade family; and healthy fats such as olive oil.

What does Dr. Gundry recommend eating for breakfast? ›

  • Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake - Damn Delicious. ...
  • BASIL SEED Pudding (Lectin-free, high fiber) ...
  • Ham Hash. ...
  • Gluten-Free Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese. ...
  • Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. ...
  • Instant Pot Millet Porridge — Lectin Free Creations by Gina.

What can you not eat on a lectin free diet? ›

Foods to avoid on a lectin-free diet

The foods highest in lectins include: nightshade vegetables, such as tomatoes, potatoes, goji berries, peppers, and eggplant. all legumes, such as lentils, beans, peanuts, and chickpeas. peanut-based products, such as peanut butter and peanut oil.

What does Dr. Gundry say about eating bananas? ›

Gundry explains, "A ripe banana's starch instantly converts to sugar in your bloodstream, making it the ultimate heart-unhealthy fruit." Calapai agrees: "Bananas are high in carbohydrates and raise the triglyceride."

What are the worst foods for lectins? ›

They are found in all plants, but raw legumes (beans, lentils, peas, soybeans, peanuts) and whole grains like wheat contain the highest amounts of lectins.

What vegetable does Dr. Gundry say not to eat? ›

According to Dr. Gundry, you can eat a select few of the banned veggies — tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers — if they've been peeled and deseeded. The Plant Paradox Diet emphasizes whole, nutritious sources of protein and fat while banning nightshades, beans, legumes, grains, and most dairy.

Does Dr. Gundry say to eat avocados? ›

One of the best compounds in avocados is “good fat”. Now, Dr. Gundry suggests that about 60-80% of your daily caloric intake be derived from healthy fats. And avocados fit the bill.

Does Dr. Gundry eat potatoes? ›

The Gundry Diet not only allows sweet potatoes, but recommends their consumption because resistant starches are good for your gut bugs. Be aware, while sweet potatoes are resistant starches, regular potatoes are not.

What foods does Dr. Gundry warn against? ›

Dr. Gundry also provides a comprehensive list of what foods to avoid altogether to maintain a healthy diet:
  • Refined starches.
  • Sugar and sweeteners.
  • Soy.
  • Beans and lentils.
  • Dairy (other than the dairy products listed above)
  • Seeds and legumes.
  • Grains.
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Does coffee have lectins? ›

Lectin is a carbohydrate-binding protein that can be found in varying amounts in most plants, including beans, pulses, grains, fruits and vegetables (eg, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, carrots, berries, watermelon), nuts, coffee, chocolate, and some herbs and spices (eg, peppermint, marjoram, nutmeg).

What does Dr. Gundry say about eating oatmeal? ›

Dr. Gundry: 19:02 There's nothing good in oatmeal. It's loaded with lectins. Most oatmeal even the ones that say gluten-free, cross react with gluten.

Are Bananas full of lectins? ›

If you are on a lectin friendly diet, you are also allowed to enjoy green bananas, but not ripe bananas as they contain lectins in addition to the high amount of sugar.

Are eggs high in lectins? ›

Eggs Eggs too are included in the lectin-free way of life, but must be pasture-raised.

Do blueberries have lectins? ›

Blueberries do not contain lectins. blueberries do not contain lectins, Blueberries get their health-promoting properties by way of flavonoids. Specifically, they're loaded with anthocyanins.

Why does Dr. Gundry not like tomatoes? ›

Dr Steven Gundry, a heart surgeon and cardiologist from California said that he found a link between memory loss and lectins, which are found in cucumbers, tomatoes, whole grains, soy, grains, peppers, sprouted grains and some dairy products. Gundry said that such food could even lead eaters to develop dementia.

Do avocados have lectins? ›

Not only are avocados lectin-free, but they're also packed with antioxidants. Avocados are also high in good fats and fiber. Broccoli – Not all vegetables have lectins. Broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are also lectin-free.

Are apples high in lectins? ›

For this reason, it can be great to know which fruits are generally regarded as fruits that are low in lectins. In one study, dates, lemons, pomegranate, apples, plums, sweet oranges, and tangerines were tested and found not to contain lectins.

What are the 10 most inflammatory foods? ›

What foods cause inflammation?
  • Red meat and processed meats, including bacon, hot dogs, lunch meats and cured meats.
  • Refined grains, including white bread, white rice, pasta and breakfast cereals.
  • Snack foods, including chips, cookies, crackers and pastries.
  • Sodas and other sweetened drinks.
  • Fried foods.
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Are nuts high in lectins? ›

Legumes high in lectins include many common foods including beans, peas, soybeans, lentils, along with peanuts and cashews that most people think of as nuts.

How do you flush lectins out of your body? ›

If you're having issues with lectins in your diet, try eliminating foods that are high in them such as wheat, potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, and red beans. Instead, try adding natural lectin blockers such as cranberries, okra, crustaceans, kiwi, and bladderwrack seaweed.

What bread does Dr. Gundry recommend? ›

There's a bread out there that you can have as much as you want. It's called the Barely Bread and comes with a nod of approval from well-known American heart surgeon Steven Gundry, who has created its recipe. He believes it's the best bread one can have. It contains no grains and is lectin- and gluten-free.

What happens when you eat avocado everyday Dr. Gundry? ›

You have better digestion

Nutritionist Megan Ware, RDN, reports that adding avocado to your daily dietary regimen can help prevent constipation and maintain healthy digestion. Another benefit of this high fiber fruit is that you will feel full longer.

Can you eat pineapple on the Gundry diet? ›

With 16 grams of sugar in every cup, you can bet it's best to avoid pineapple.

Does almond milk have lectins? ›

The short answer is yes, almond milk contains lectins if it's made with whole almonds.

What vegetables have no lectins? ›

According to Gundry, these foods are low in lectins and OK to eat on a lectin-free diet.
  • Avocado.
  • Asparagus.
  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables.
  • Celery.
  • Cooked sweet potatoes.
  • Garlic.
  • Leafy green vegetables.
  • Mushrooms.
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Does sweet potato have lectins? ›

Low in lectins: Sweet potatoes are low in anti-nutrients, like the protein toxins, lectins and patatin. Lectins are tied directly to inflammation and autoimmune reactions in your body. Low glycemic index: The sugar content in sweet potatoes is low in both fructose and glucose.

Can you eat oatmeal on Gundry? ›

Is oatmeal OK on Gundry diet? Now, if you follow the “Gundry Way” of eating, you already know that Dr. Gundry has oat products firmly placed on his NO list. This is because oat-based products, as well as other grains, contain lectins.

Does microwaving destroy lectins? ›

Lectins are inactivated by boiling or pressure-cooking. They aren't destroyed by microwaving, baking, or roasting. You can't count on sprouting or fermentation, although these processes may help reduce lectin activity. The recommendation is: Soak beans, then boil or pressure-cook them until well-done.

What Bean has the most lectins? ›

White kidney beans and soybeans are highest in lectins.

What does Dr Gundry say not to put in coffee? ›

Putting dairy in your coffee cancels out coffee's polyphenol benefits. Drink it black or swap out the A2 milk with unsweetened coconut milk.

What bean is lowest in lectins? ›

Lectins are a group of proteins found in all dried and fresh legumes, such as beans, lentils, peas, haricot verts and wax beans. Different legumes contain different amounts of lectins, for example red kidney beans contain a lot while mung beans, chickpeas and adzuki beans contain less.

Does peanut butter have lectins? ›

Raw peanuts contained the highest amount of lectins, but this was significantly reduced with cooking. Both dry and oil roasted peanuts contained very small amounts of lectins, as did peanut flour and peanut butter.

What kind of milk is lectin-free? ›

In addition to being high in lectins, it has been known to cause adverse reactions in people with a gluten intolerance, and it places a strain on the digestive system. Instead, choose a dairy free milk like almond milk or rice milk. Or use whey isolate since whey isolate has had the casein and lactose removed.

Are cucumbers high in lectins? ›

Again, cucumbers are relatively high in lectins. However, if you love them so much you can't go without them, there are ways to reduce your lectin intake. First, you want to peel the cucumber. Many of the cucumber's lectins can be found in their skin.

Are beets high in lectin? ›

Still, there are some fruits and vegetables that contain only some amount of lectin-like: apples, arugula, artichokes, asparagus, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chives, collards, kale, leafy greens, leeks, lemons, mushrooms, okra, onions, ...

Does Dr. Gundry recommend eggs? ›

Dr. Gundry recommends searching for “Certified Humane Pasture-raised Omega-3” eggs. The label ensures the hens were fed the best food and had the most room to roam. A hen's natural diet is pretty low in lectins — Certified Humane Pasture-raised Omega-3 egg yolks and whites means you'll likely ingest fewer lectins.

Is sourdough bread lectin-free? ›

Does sourdough bread have lectins? The short answer is yes; regular sourdough bread, made with wheat flour or rye flour, has lectins.

Does Greek yogurt have lectins? ›

Cow's Milk: As a reminder from chapter 2, almost all products from cow's milk contain a lectin-like protein called casein A-1, so avoid ice cream, yogurt (even Greek yogurt), and cheese.

What protein does Dr. Gundry say to avoid? ›

According to diet creator Dr. Steven Gundry, a group of proteins called lectins are wreaking havoc on our health. The former cardiac surgeon argues that by eliminating lectins (found in nightshades, grains and dairy, amongst other foods), you can lower inflammation, lose weight and boost your wellness.

Do grapes contain lectins? ›

Lectins everywhere

“Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruit, and berries, including blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, and many other fruits like pomegranate, grapes, cherries, quinces, apples, watermelon, banana, papaya, plums, and currants are also sources of dietary lectins.”

Does popcorn have lectins? ›

Corn and popcorn are both lectins. Lectins are a type of protein in certain plants, like wheat, corn, quinoa, and even some vegetables like squashes and tomatoes. It is one of the major causes of wheat sensitivities. And one reason why many people sensitive to wheat also react to corn.

What are Dr. Gundry's 3 foods? ›

Dr. Gundry eats a lot of plants, and they're one of his primary protein sources. In fact, his favorite protein hack is to choose vegetables with high protein content, including three on this list: avocados, walnuts and kale.

What is Dr. Gundry toxic vegetable? ›

Foods to avoid

According to Dr. Gundry, you can eat a select few of the banned veggies — tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers — if they've been peeled and deseeded. The Plant Paradox Diet emphasizes whole, nutritious sources of protein and fat while banning nightshades, beans, legumes, grains, and most dairy.

What is the number 1 healthiest food in the world? ›

So, having scoured the full list of applicants, we have crowned kale as the number 1 healthiest food out there. Kale has the widest range of benefits, with the fewest drawbacks when stacked up against its competitors. For us, kale is truly king.

What does Dr. Gundry say about oatmeal? ›

Dr. Gundry: 19:02 There's nothing good in oatmeal. It's loaded with lectins. Most oatmeal even the ones that say gluten-free, cross react with gluten.

What is the number one food to fight inflammation? ›

green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards. nuts like almonds and walnuts. fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines. fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

What can I drink to reduce inflammation? ›

Orange, tomato, pineapple and carrot juices are all high in the antioxidant, vitamin C, which can neutralize free radicals that lead to inflammation. Tart cherry juice has been shown to protect against gout flares and reduce OA symptoms.

What foods eliminate inflammation in the body? ›

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  • Berries. Berries are small fruits that are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. ...
  • Fatty fish. ...
  • Broccoli. ...
  • Avocados. ...
  • Green tea. ...
  • Peppers. ...
  • Mushrooms. ...
  • Grapes.

What is the number 1 toxic vegetable? ›

Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, a chemical that can cause death if a human consumes between 5.7 and 11.7 pounds of rhubarb leaves, depending on the specific leaves and the individual's weight, according to Healthline.

What is the one food you should eat everyday? ›

Experts suggest that there are certain foods that people should eat every day. These include lean protein and a variety of vegetables. Additionally, including foods such as olive oil, nuts, and berries can help people lower their risk of certain chronic conditions.

What is the most unhealthiest thing on earth? ›

  • Super-Sweet Cereals. Breakfast cereals are commonly loaded with sugar. ...
  • Sugary Coffee Drinks. Many people are accustomed to starting their day with high-calorie coffee drinks. ...
  • Canned Soup. Canned soup is notorious for being very high in sodium. ...
  • Margarine Bars. ...
  • High-Calorie Soda. ...
  • Processed Meats. ...
  • Ice Cream. ...
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