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Grain Substitutes
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You may not be able to eat your favorite bread anymore, but there are plenty of grain substitutes on The Kaufmann Diet that will help you get your fix. The Kaufmann Diet eliminates foods made with wheat, corn, and other types of grains; this also extends to foods like rice or couscous. This is partly because these foods are high in carbohydrates which turn into sugar during digestion; for those people trying to eliminate a potential fungal or yeast infection in the body, eliminating carbohydrates is a a top priority for your diet. 

The other reason foods like wheat, corn, barley, rye and other grains are eliminated is because these foods are often contaminated with fungi and mold during the storage and transportation process. Sometimes the mold infestations produce poisons called mycotoxins which subsequently contaminate the food. While some of these mycotoxins are regulated, others are not. 

On The Kaufmann Diet, you may not be able to enjoy your favorite bread, pasta, tortillas, or corn chips, but there are certain foods permitted on the diet which are similar to foods you might be missing, such as rice. Others can be used in creative ways to make foods that can be healthy substitutes to foods like bread. 


Similar to rice, quinoa is native to Peru and is very high in protein. It is a seed, not a grain. There are different varieties and numerous ways to prepare quinoa; it is a great substitute if you are missing starchy sides with dinner.  


Amaranth is similar to quinoa but actually contains more nutrition and protein. The flavor can be stronger than quinoa, but some people may prefer it. 


Buckwheat is common in Eastern Europe and Asia; it is very high in minerals and antioxidants. It is a pseudo grain, similar to quinoa or amaranth. 


Millet is a seed which is high in protein and fiber. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. 

Almond Flour 

Almond flour is made of almonds which have been finely ground, but not so much that they become almond butter. Almond flour is available at many grocery stores and can be used to make bread substitutes. It can also be used as an alternative to breadcrumbs for breading chicken to fry. 

Oats (Kaufmann Two)

Oats are a good source of fiber, but as they are higher in carbohydrates, they are relegated to the less restrictive Kaufmann Two Diet. Enjoy oats in moderation. 

Brown Rice (Kaufmann Two)

Brown rice is higher in protein and fiber than white rice; as such, it is a better option for the less restrictive Kaufmann Two Diet. Brown rice should be enjoyed in moderation, and remember, if you see a return of symptoms following the reintroduction of certain foods, revert back to The Kaufmann One Diet. 

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