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After answering hundreds of questions about the Daniel Fast, I am updating the food guidelines. My hope is that it will serve as a more complete list. The original list used by many people was issued in a book about fasting. I know the author tried to do the best he could, but that isn’t the same as getting hundreds of questions seeking clarification. So here is the new list that I hope helps.

Please make sure to READ THE LABEL when purchasing packaged, canned or bottled foods. They should be sugar-free and chemical-free. Keep this in mind as you review this list of acceptable foods.

 
 Foods to Include in the Daniel Fast Diet
All Fruits
Cooking Options: Fresh, Frozen, Dried, Juiced, Canned
Options: Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Lime, Mango, Nectarines, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Plum, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
All Vegetables
Cooking Options: Fresh, Frozen, Dried, Juiced, Canned
Options: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Ptatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini
All Whole Grains
Whole Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa, Oats, Barley, Grits, Whole Wheat Pasta, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Rice Cakes, Popcorn
All Nuts and Seeds
Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, Peanuts, Sesame, Nut Butter (Peanut Butter)
All Legumes
Cooking Options: Canned or Dried
Options: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Cannellini Beans, White Beans
Quality Oils
Olive, Canola, Grape Seed, Peanut, Sesame
Drinks
Spring Water, Distilled Water
Other Items
Tofu, Soy Products, Vinegar, Seasonings, Salt, Herbs, Spices 
 
Foods to Avoid on the Daniel Fast
All Meat and Animal Products
Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, Fish 
All Dairy Products
Milk, Cheese, Cream, Butter, Eggs 
All Sweeteners
Sugar, Raw Sugar, Honey, Syrups, Molasses, Cane Juice* some Daniel Fast plans DO allow for Honey as a substitute 
All Leavened Bread
All Refined and Processed Foods
Artificial Flavorings, Food Additives, Chemicals, White Rice, White Flour, Artificial Preservatives 
All Deep Fried Foods
Potato Chips, French Fries, Corn Chips
All Solid Fats
Shortening, Margarine, Lard
Beverages
Coffee, Tea, Herbal Tea, Carbonated Beverages, Energy Drinks, Alcohol 
 
 
 
 
 
Visit the A.L. Lewis Ministries' Bookstore to Purchase
"The Daniel Fast" by Susan Gregory