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An avocado, intact in its skin, can be chosen with confidence, as no food manufacturer added grains to it. Eggs in their shell likewise. In other words, foods left more or less intact and unmodified by a food manufacturer should top your list of foods to choose from that are safe for your empowering grain-free lifestyle. Avocados and whole eggs are real—not fake, multiple-ingredient marketing conceptions of some food manufacturer—there’s no chance of exposure to grains, added sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or other no-no’s.
You will find the majority of real, single-ingredient foods in the produce section, butcher counter, and dairy refrigerator. Depending on the layout of your supermarket, you may have to venture into those hazardous internal aisles for some of your baking supplies, spices, and nuts, but do so while ignoring all the packaged, processed, glitzy, eye-catching products.
Avoiding foods with labels simplifies the task of label reading, Cucumbers, spinach, and pork chops, for example, don’t come with labels (expect to display weight and date). Avoiding labels means you’ll be buying foods in their basic, least modified forms. Sure, the pork chops were sliced from a larger piece of the meat from the animal, but it should not have been changed in any other way.
This simple policy of choosing real, single-ingredient foods has served prior Wheat Belly followers well, served our detox panelists well, and will serve you well, particularly as you are learning to navigate the lifestyle at the start.
Choosing real, single-ingredient foods that are nourishing and don’t yield land mines in your Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox means enjoying unlimited quantities of vegetables, meats, eggs, raw or dry-roasted nuts and seeds, fats and oils, cheeses, and many sugar-free beverages.