Confused About Fruit on the AIP?
“… fruit itself is not restricted on the Autoimmune Protocol. Different varieties of fruit (especially colorful ones) come loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which are a great compliment to a healing diet. While fruit can have a lot of sugar, that in itself is not reason enough to avoid it. When we eat fresh, whole fruit, we are getting the nutrients in a nice little package with fiber, nutrients, and water.”
“Dried fruit, however, can be problematic because of its high glycemic load, and should be reserved for the occasional treat. I find dried fruit particularly easy to over eat and only reserve the use of say dates in a dessert or something, never as a snack.”– Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Wellness
I’m Confused About Fruit on the AIP – Could You Explain? – Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom
Why Fruit is a Good Source of Carbohydrates– Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom
For the most up-to-date list of AIP fruits and foods and their order of reintroduction, my #1 recommendation will ALWAYS be Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s The Autoimmune Protocol book, as it’s the most comprehensive I’ve seen. Other than that, be sure to grab a food list or two by clicking here.
Disclaimer: On the topic of dried fruit, treats and desserts, this feels like an appropriate place to add this message. I often get folks criticizing me in my searchable AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group because you’ll find a LOT of recipes with dried fruit and sweet treats (especially around seasonal holidays) – yep – I’m guilty! Guilty of providing LOTS of options so you have a variety to choose from when you have a special occasion or need an indulgence. The disclaimer in the group’s pinned post reminds members that all sweets and treats are to be consumed in moderation – so, please don’t judge me for providing options – it’s always up to you to make the food choices that are right for you.