Foods to Avoid
One approach of the Best Bet Diet is avoiding foods with proteins that resemble the proteins found in myelin, to enable the immune system to identify foreign proteins from “home" proteins of the central nervous system.
The Best Bet Diet recommends total avoidance of hypersensitive foods such as:
- dairy products such as animal milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, and any products that contain such substances
- grains such as wheat, rye, and barley containing gluten, and all other products with gluten
- legumes such as beans, peas, peanuts, soybeans, and soy products
The diet also recommends limiting consumption of eggs and yeast.
The Best Bet Diet also recommends avoidance of refined sugar owing to its general inflammatory properties, and suggests honey, maple syrup, and stevia as alternative sweeteners.
The Best Bet Diet limits the daily intake of saturated fat to 15 grams, and this virtually eliminates red meat and dark meat from chicken, turkey and other animals from the best bet diet.
The diet also place restriction on consumption of monosaturated oils such as extra virgin olive oil and polyunsaturated oils such as unrefined sunflower and safflower oil to 60 grams a day and strives to achieve a healthy omega 6 omega 3 fatty acid balance.
Besides such general restrictions, the Best Bet Diet also recommends ELISA blood test and skin allergy test to identify the type of foods that may have escaped across the “leaky gut," and avoid such foods.