Alpha-Gal Diet: A Guide to Allergy-Friendly Foods You Can Enjoy

Alpha-gal syndrome can be a culinary challenge. But living with this tick-borne food allergy does not mean the end of tasty foods. Let's explore what you CAN eat.

Fruits and vegetables are your food allies. From apples to zucchinis, the produce aisle is your culinary playground.

Beans, lentils, and legumes offer plant-based, protein-packed alternatives to meat. Just make sure to avoid any prepared with lard or sprinkled with bacon bits.

Nuts and seeds are more than just snacks — they're alpha-gal safe foods. Enjoy them whole, or as delicious butters.

Grains like oatmeal and quinoa are excellent sources of fiber and are safe to eat on an alpha-gal diet.

Chicken, duck, turkey, emu, and ostrich are all safe for alpha gals. Just watch out for additives like carrageenan in pre-cooked options.

Fish, shellfish, and mollusks are part of an alpha-gal friendly diet. For sustainable choices, consider using the Seafood Watch consumer guides.

Brewers and winemakers sometimes use gelatin to clarify their products. Use the Barnivore app to find alpha-gal friendly options.

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