When you’re on a diet, navigating your local supermarket is a struggle. With hundreds of different options and—unless you read the fine print—no readily available information on what you can and can’t eat, we usually leave with our carts empty or worse, full of the wrong things. That’s why, in order to simplify the process, we broke down what you should (and shouldn’t) put on your grocery list, according to the 5 most common diets. Just scroll!


Known as the “caveman diet,” this plan consists of only what our distant ancestors might’ve eaten—A.K.A., plants and animals.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT: Meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts

WHAT YOU CANNOT EAT: Sugar, potatoes, dairy, alcohol

WE RECOMMEND: The Fit Nut PH Sugar-Free Almond Butter Sampler Size (110g), P160, Whisk Paleo Balsamic +Roasted Garlic (325ml), P350, Manuka Health MGO 550+ Manuka Honey 25+ (250g), P3,600

To discover more paleo-friendly products, visit our Paleo Tab.


The keto or low-carb diet is exactly what it sounds like: the popular weight loss plan eliminates or restricts foods that are high in carbs.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT: Protein and healthy fats like cheese

WHAT YOU CANNOT EAT: Sugar and starchy foods like rice, pasta, and bread

WE RECOMMEND: NUCO Cinnamon Organic Coconut Wraps, P149, Green Silo Natural Cacao Nibs (250g), P340, SOZO Natural Booster Bundle, P3,150

To discover more keto-friendly products, visit our Ketogenic Tab.


Typically, the vegetarian eating plan focuses on plant-based foods and beverages and eliminates most (if not all) animal products.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT: Fruits, vegetables, and in some cases, animal byproducts

WHAT YOU CANNOT EAT: Meat, poultry, seafood

WE RECOMMEND: Take Root Kale Chips Vegan Cheeze Flavor, P220, Nutrifam Organic White Quinoa (500g), P395, 7Grains Company Skinny Carbs Shirataki Rice, P115

To discover more vegetarian-friendly products, visit our Vegetarian Tab.


Much like the vegetarian diet, the vegan diet revolves around plant-based foods and drinks but eliminates all animal products and byproducts.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT: Fruits and vegetables

WHAT YOU CANNOT EAT: Meat, seafood, and animal byproducts like milk, honey, and eggs

WE RECOMMEND: The Archipelago Food & Beverage Co. Superfood Trail Mix, P95, Take Root Dark Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls, P130, Honest Junk Malunggay Zooper Cookies, P100

To discover more vegan-friendly products, visit our Vegan Tab.


Gluten comes from the Latin word meaning “glue.” It’s a protein that’s mainly found in barley, wheat, and rye, helping hold together their structure.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT: Meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, diary, beans, legumes, nuts

WHAT YOU CANNOT EAT: Barley, wheat, and rye

WE RECOMMEND: Vegetari Healthy Bites Chichashroom, P225, 7Grains Company Yellow Soybean Protein Pasta, P160, Chili Chili Bang Bang The Big Bang (300g), P225

To discover more gluten-free products, visit our Gluten-Free Tab.

Happy shopping!

To discover more about healthy living, visit our Wellness Tab.

For more cool stories and members-only perks, sign up for BeautyMNL!

Like us on Facebook.
Follow us on Instagram (@beautymnl).
Tweet us on Twitter (@beauty_MNL).
Watch us on YouTube.

The BeautyMNL App is also available for iOS and Android! For Apple devices, download it on mobile here. For Android devices, download it on mobile here. Stay tuned for updates and app-exclusive promos!