The GAPS Diet allows recipes that contain ripe fruit, vegetables (non starchy), meat, some non-starchy legumes, nuts, most seeds, coconut, cultured dairy, and spices and seasoning. The GAPS Diet is based on the specific carbohydrate diet does not allow grains, refined sugar, starches or complex carbohydrates.
It is important to be strict while on GAPS, that’s where having recipes specific to the GAPS Diet are helpful. For the GAPS protocol, we are starving out the pathogenic bacteria so that we can repopulate our digestive system with beneficial bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. In addition, many people who need the GAPS diet need to heal the actual gut wall. This is why there is such an emphasis on foods needed to build healthy cells: Proteins in the easy-to-digest form of broth, and stable saturated fats from meat and coconut.