FOODS TO AVOID ON THE PALEO DIET
These include some of same foods youd avoid if you were following the paleo diet:
legumes (beans, soy, peanuts, hummus, etc.)
dairy products (including raw products)
industrial seed oils (such as vegetable or canola oils)
The AIP diet also restricts the following foods, which arent always banned in the paleo diet:
nuts and seeds, including foods you might not think are in this category such as coffee, chocolate, and certain spices (for example, coriander and cumin)
nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, and more)
emulsifiers and food thickeners
You should also avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol while on the AIP diet. NSAIDs are painkillers like ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin (Bufferin), and naproxen sodium (Aleve).
While not specifically addressed in AIP protocols, research suggests that blue-green algae may stimulate the immune system and should thus be avoided by those with auto-immune diseases.
FOODS YOU CAN EAT ON THE AIP DIET
Your diet should be rich in meats and vegetables, with the exception of nightshades. Other foods you can consume are:
coconut products, including coconut oil
fermented foods, so long as they dont contain dairy (for example, kombucha, nondairy kefir, and fermented vegetables)
a variety of vinegars, including balsamic, red wine, and apple cider, so long as they have no added sugar
small portions of honey or maple syrup
gelatin from grass-fed beef
While on the AIP diet, you may incorporate some foods on a limited basis. Fruits are a controversial food in the paleo and AIP diets.
Some approaches recommend the elimination of fruit altogether, while others say you should only have 1025 grams of fructose a day, or about two pieces.
In moderation, you can also have unrefined salts and teas that arent seed based, like green and black teas.