on June 09, 2012
at 05:09 PM
All starches are eliminated from the GAPS diet because they can be used as food by the excess of bacteria in your gut, creating gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation.
The only carbohydrates allowed on the GAPS diet are from non-starchy vegetables, squashes, some fruits and honey. But the key is that you should introduce these foods gradually, AS TOLERATED. Some people on the GAPS diet will not eat any fruits, squashes nor honey and will stick to non-starchy vegetables only for a while. After a year or two, it is possible that starches (grain-free, gluten-free) can be reintroduced back into your diet (like sweet potatoes, plantains, yuca, etc).