The Paleo Diet is Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Preservative Free. Food allergies are not the same. Soy allergy is an auto-immune condition triggered by the consumption of soy. Soy is not only in soy products but in many preservatives and additives. Gluten is an immune disorder whereby the intestines are injured by the consumption of gluten. Gluten is found in grains like wheat, rye, barley and other related grains. Gluten can also be found in additives, lipstick and as a binding in vitamins. Lactose intolerance and milk allergy are not the same. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose. Milk allergy is a reaction of the immune system to one or more milk proteins. In all allergies a professional doctor should be consulted for treatment and diet.
Soy allergy is a common food allergy in infants and young children. Soy ingredients are common in processed and manufactured products. Soy is a common ingredient in fast food restaurants, infant formula, cereals and salad dressing having soy. Soy allergy is an auto-immune disease that is triggered by the consumption of soy. Soybeans are a legume. The allergy can extend to other foods in the legume family. Legume includes navy, kidney, string, black, and pinto beans, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), lentils, carob, licorice, and peanuts. Soybean allergies and peanut allergies are common.
Some foods allowed in general gluten free, dairy free, soy free and weight loss diets may not allowed in the Paleo Diet. Some may suggest that if Cavemen did it we in modern society should strictly conform. Some of the foods restricted on the Paleo Diet have nutritional benefits. If you are not lactose intolerant milk is a good source of calcium and protein. Beans have several nutrient values. On the other hand, The Paleo Diet's emphasis on lean meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, elimination of sugar, low carbs and preservative free diet has long term health benefits. Based on your personal preferences a strict or modified Paleo Diet maybe best suited for your health, weight-loss goals and life style.
Paleo Food List
Foods Allowed on Paleo Food List:
-Fresh and dried herbs
-Spices and natural enhancers (garlic, onions, peppers, cloves and etc.)
Paleo Food List
Paleo Diet Foods to avoid:
-All processed food
-Margarine and butter
-All processed foods made with rice.
-Soybeans and all soybean products including tofu.
Foods to avoid:
- Baked Goods containing peanuts, peanut oil and soy flour (bread, crackers, cakes, rolls and pastries)
- Natural and processed cereals containing soy ingredients
- Soy pasta
- Soy beans and soybean sprouts
- Any vegetables or fruits prepared with sauces or breading with soy products
- Any vegetable drink, fruit drink mix, instant coffee, hot cocoa mixes, malt beverages with soy ingredients
- Lunch and deli meat with soy preservatives.
- Margarine and butter substitutes containing soy generally in preservative.
- Any salad dressing, mayonnaise containing soy products
- Heinz® Worcestershire sauce
- Lea & Perrins® sauce
Label Ingredients that contain soy:
- shoyo sauce
- textured vegetable protein (TVP)
Products that may contain soy are flavoring, processed foods and preservatives.