Tuesday, October 13, 2009
A casein-free diet has been found to be beneficial for a number of people for a variety of reasons. A gluten-free and casein-free (GF/CF) diet has provided positive results form many people diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, atypical autism and pervasive developmental disorder. Currently, there are no double-blind studies proving the efficacy of the GF/CF diet in autistic spectrum disorders.
When removing dairy from the diet, it is vital that adequate calcium and vitamin D be added in the form of fortified milk substitutes or acceptable vitamin and mineral supplements. Guidance from a qualified physician or nutritionist is strongly advised.
FOODS THAT CONTAIN CASEIN
Milk, cream, Half & Half, yogurt, cheese, butter, sherbert, white or milk chocolate, ice cream, ice milk, desserts, creamed soups and vegetables, soup bases, puddings, custard, whey
Rice, soy or potato-based milks, Pareve creams and creamers, Mocha mix, Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese, Sorbet, Italian ices, soy ice cream (not all flavors), ghee (if guaranteed casein free), Soymage cheese, Tofutti brand non dairy (not all flavors), coconut butter, Imagine brand soups, coconut milk
BOVINES AND YOU
All bovine milk and milk products contain casein. Avoid foods derived from goat and Sheep milk, as well as cow dairy products.
KOSHER IS GOOD
Kosher Pareve foods are casein free. Foods certified as kosher non-dairy or Pareve are free of dairy proteins.
FOODS THAT MAY CONTAIN CASEIN
MARGARINE, TUNA FISH, DAIRY-FREE CHEESE (most brands), COSMETICS, MEDICINES, LACTIC ACID, ARTIFICIAL FLOVORINGS, SIMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE, HOT DOGS, LUNCH MEATS, SAUSAGE, GHEE
DAIRY FREE MAY CONTAIN CASEIN
Many non-dairy foods contain casein proteins. Avoid foods that contain any ingredient with casein or caseinate.
BE A FOOD DETECTIVE and ALWAYS READ LABELS
*IF IN DOUBT, DO WITHOUT*
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