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Can I have Maca powder?

Maca powder is different from matcha powder, which is allowed in Bright Line Eating. Maca powder, on the other hand, is a central nervous system stimulant and is not something we endorse or recommend because it’s considered a supplement.

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Can I eat corn flakes?

Corn flakes are milled. It’s sometimes difficult to determine the molecular structure of the corn after milling, so it’s probable that it has a flour-like consistency. In addition, sugar is often the second ingredient on the list. For those two …

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Can I eat nut flours?

Nut flours are not BLE-friendly. People frequently ask why they can’t use nut flour in baking or breading when nut butter is allowed. The reason is that there’s no blood sugar spike with nut butters as there can be with …

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Can we have guacamole?

Yes. 2 oz. of guacamole is a fat serving.

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What is the importance of eating whole, real food?

Science keeps uncovering the synergistic relationship between the items we ingest as food and/or supplements. For example, the process of masticating (chewing) your food turns out to be very important. The process of digestion begins with the chewing process and …

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What do oat milk and other milks count as in Bright Line Eating?

There’s a lot of different nutritional info when it comes to varieties of milk, both plant-based and dairy. For example, oat milk has a high carbohydrate content in comparison to some other plant-based milks, whereas soy milk has a lower …

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Can we eat monkfruit?

Monkfruit is rarely available fresh and spoils quickly. It also doesn’t store well. Monkfruit is usually dried and is often used used to make medicinal teas. Monkfruit sweeteners are made from the fruit’s extract and are sometimes blended with dextrose …

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Can we have poppy seeds and sesame seeds?

Yes. They are counted like all other seeds.

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Can we have products with sugar and/or flour listed in the first three ingredients?

The general guideline is if sugar and/or flour is listed in the 1st three ingredients of a food item, then it should be avoided. If there are only three ingredients in the product and one of those ingredients is flour …

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Can spinach count as a protein?

Yes. 6 oz. of spinach can count as a protein serving because its protein content is higher than most other vegetables. However, be aware that the protein content is lower than other typical protein choices. We do not recommend using …

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