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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I'm interested in experimenting with traditionally prepared (sprouted/soaked) whole grains and beans, as recommended by Weston a price, Sally Fallon's nourishing traditions, and the like. Does anyone have an opinion of which whole grains &... (more)

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glib 0 · September 07, 2014 at 7:09 PM

All beans, properly soaked (even a two days soak if needed, for red kidney beans for example), and well cooked, are similar. That is because the lectins are similar though with varying amounts. If you want really light beans, make them into natto.... (more)

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by 593 · about 14 hours ago

I've hardly touched a bean in a couple years. I'm looking to reintroduce legumes to my diet for a number of reasons. A few: folate, soluble fiber, lower methionine protein source, clean carbs, etc... What are some of the most nutritious and... (more)

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glib 0 · April 15, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I will go along with that, specially if the green peas are fresh frozen. Chickpeas under any circumstances, and they soak for two days and give you a 1/4 inch spear after that. for lentils I prefer the dark green French lentils, soaked one day.... (more)

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by 423 · about 14 hours ago

After being promised a raise that has not come through, I am having to reexamine our food budget. My Aunt is trying to be helpful, and proposed a drastic, 30 day beans and rice diet (now, I'm being literal here. She means 30 days, buy nothing... (more)

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matuyama 0 · January 06, 2014 at 2:22 PM

There's nothing wrong with properly prepared beans and rice imho, if you tolerate them well. They are whole foods but clearly you would want to complement them with a wide range of other foods to meet your nutritional requirements. One thing... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

Are Lima beans paleo? If yes, should they need to be organic?

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Allison_10 0 · August 26, 2013 at 4:55 AM

I believe that they are legumes (beans), so no they are not paleo.

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by 215 · about 14 hours ago

I'm not trying to lose weight, so I'm not asking if this would slow progress or not I'm asking about optimum health if you get what I mean. Tonight I'm having dinner with my family like I usually do, but most of the time it works out great because... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

I would not worry too much about the negative consequences of a cheat meal every few weeks. I would rather eat something unhealthy that my grandma cooks than to offend her by my picky eating. If it were ever couple of days or so, I might treat... (more)

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by 51 · about 14 hours ago

if you had to choose what would it be? in short are grains or legumes better generally?

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cavebitch 0 · June 28, 2013 at 1:22 AM

I think it depends on which grain and which legume. Wheat is deadly, but many people on this very site eat white rice with no ill effects. Legumes, I guess, depend more on preparation. Soaking improves digestibility, and so does cooking with a... (more)

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by 1600 · about 14 hours ago

Hubby and I have been experimenting a bit as of late. Here are our results for adding back things that are either not paleo or in the carefully approved list. Please share yours and maybe some patterns will emerge. N=2. Myself 30-overweight and... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM

N=1, 56 male, normal weight and in good shape. For about a year I was low-ish carb Paleo. I could only accept small amounts of fruit and nuts as a carb source. Excess fruit caused acid reflux. I feared anything starchy would cause a relapse of... (more)

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by 50 · about 14 hours ago

When I cut out beans completely from my diet, I do not feel as good. I do not have as much energy, and I feel less toned. Before starting Paleo I would have a can of garbanzo beans for lunch a day. After a year of Paleo I have started... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 13, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Garbonzos are one of the healthier beans, I say avoid the impossible pursuit of paleo perfection and enjoy 'em. Heck, they strike me as more "paleo" than a cup of blended coffee and butter. Avoiding legumes because raw kidney beans make you sick... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

I have been fairly strictly paleo about 8 months and I feel great. Recently however I lost my "real job" and went back to my former job of 10 years as a bike messenger. This is problematic because I burn a lot more calories than I was, and I work... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 07, 2013 at 7:56 PM

yeah plus if you be bangin' on bitches all day you gonna need dem rice and beans fo real though.

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by 35 · about 14 hours ago

I bought a big case of canned black beans shortly before going on a Paleo diet, only to realize they are not paleo frienfly and the lectins may have been a major source of my gastro stress. I've felt much better since I stopped eating... (more)

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Tammy_4 0 · March 13, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Sandor Ellix Katz....The Art of Fermentation (His new Book) http://www.wildfermentation.com/ Basically, This dude can ferment anything! His previous book is titled, Wild Fermentation. Good Luck! (more)

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by 825 · about 14 hours ago

beans have always made me feel full which is a good thing and my turdies look better when i eat beans. i eat a variety of vegetables and meats so is it really that bad to eat beans? i'd also like to know if beans existed in the paleolithic era. (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM

your "turdies look better." wow.

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by 300 · about 14 hours ago

I am wondering, why some people can digest beans while others (like me, sad to say) cannot? I already understand that beans contain lectins, phytates and antinutrients that can cause gas, bloating etc. But some people seem to have no problems... (more)

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by 1042 · about 14 hours ago

I am trying to dehydrate string beans. Trader Joe's sells dehydrated crunchy string beans that I am trying to replicate without the canola oil and tapioca starch that theirs is prepared with. I would prefer olive oil. I have a dehydrater at home,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 06, 2013 at 3:40 AM

The dehydrating alone is not making them crispy: the starch coating and frying is making them crispy. Yes, the dehydrating helps. However, the moist-and-yet-crispy bite to them is undoubtedly from the frying. Consider dehydrating them much, much... (more)

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by 1974 · about 14 hours ago

I have been paleo for about a month an am slowly reintroducing foods to see how my body handles them. I have noticed that I do horribly on wheat but seem to tolerate black beans, humus, and white rice wonderfully. I don't eat more than a serving a... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · October 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM

IDK, theyre not really the tastiest foods. That might be a pretty good reason not to eat them! :P :D The hazda eat tsi tsi beans. But we are really guessing by labelling food groups "beans" and stabbing at their chemical make-up too. Just like... (more)

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by 748 · about 14 hours ago

Okay I am COMPLETELY confused. I know Paleo's don't usually eat beans, and I didn't for a while (tried >20 carbs as well as a time of >50 carbs per day) but I felt like complete and utter crap most of that time. I wasn't even eating any type of... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2012 at 2:31 AM

If you're seeing benefits from eating beans I say eat em, who cares if they're paleo or not. Tubers and root vegetables are probably a better source of carbs, but that doesn't mean you should shun beans if they work for you.

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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

Hi folks. I've moved over to a mainly Paleo diet quite recently (where possible), I did like cream or milk in my coffee (mainly decaff) and am not happy with taking it just black. So I have been using Soya milk since last December. I get that... (more)

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tj_8 0 · July 12, 2012 at 8:49 PM

almond milk.....

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by 20 · about 14 hours ago

I have asked a couple of "resources" out there and we all know that many are misinformed about the paleo diet and I could not find a reference in my actual paleo book written by cordain. I have been told that coffee comes from "coffee beans"... (more)

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mzrdnan 0 · June 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Even though they are seeds, they are incorrectly referred to as 'beans' because of their resemblance to true beans. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_bean - check out... (more)

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by 111 · about 14 hours ago

So what brought me here was candida. Well I thought I had 'candida' for 3 months, and have been on the diet since, and feel great. (I doubt I really had it that bad though, I had hardly any die-off symptoms). Recently however, I tried kidney... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What you are describing is definitely not unheard of. Some people have reported heightened sensitivities to seemingly unrelated foods after having cut out a specific type of food - wheat, dairy, eggs, etc.

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by 3521 · about 14 hours ago

If you only had the choice to eat conventionally raised meat, would you eat it or would you opt for a cheaper protein source such as beans. Legumes have sustained many cultures for thousands of years, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico live off a... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 11, 2012 at 2:15 AM

If my choice is between CAFO meat and legumes I will pick legumes without giving it a second thought. I would prepare according to WAPF which helps a lot. I would also eat a lot of yogurt(which you can make yourself very easily), cottage... (more)

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by 106 · about 15 hours ago

Just a thought, and wanted to start a discussion about it. Not asking for any particular reason. What's worse eating nuts or beans? Don't they both contain phytates?

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Most beans are worse than most nuts but not because of phytates or n6 content. It's other things like raffinose (the bean sugar that makes you fart) in kidney beans, phytoestrogens in soy, the mold (aflatoxin) in peanuts that are really bad. I... (more)

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by 4029 · about 15 hours ago

The Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth website has a nice list of healthy foods to eat, includes Paleo staples like blueberries, salmon, almonds, broccoli, spinach, sweat potatoes . . . But Mayo adds Red Beans, saying Red beans ??? including small red... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM

No wheat germ...

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by 75 · about 15 hours ago

Where do people stand on Beans? I am mainly wondering about Baked Beans, Kidney Beans and Chickpeas. The only reason that I am asking about this, is because one of the only meals I would cook myself before I made the change, was a 3 Bean Chilli.... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · February 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Mark Sisson's take: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/beans-legumes-carbs/#axzz1maflxlnD Dr. Kurt G. Harris: "I've deleted references to legumes other than avoiding soy and peanuts, as other legumes seem more and more benign to me." (more)

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by 313 · about 15 hours ago

I was wondering about the effects of the trypsin inhibitors in beans and their effects. I have seen from doing research that these can cause permanent complexes in the body with digestion. I was wondering if anyone has much information about these... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · January 01, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Ah, this is less a paleo question than a Weston Price one ... paleo folks avoid beans for a variety of reasons, not just trypsin inhibitors. This article on the WAPF site -- Plants Bite Back -- talks briefly about the benefits of cooking and... (more)

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by 61 · about 15 hours ago

I have a fair few vegetarian recipes from back when I was vegetarian that I'd like to adapt to being paleo. Many of them rely on beans as a filler and for taste. I have no idea what could be used to replicate the taste. I don't want to rely on... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · September 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I use mushrooms, just because theres a ton of wild mushrooms in season now.

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by 1724 · about 15 hours ago

I was served green beans the other day and realised I didn't know if they were a legume or a vegetable. Can you tell me? Also, I think I knoe that peas are legumes, am I correct? Thanks all.

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Karen 0 · August 01, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Botanically they're legumes. Personally, I regard young bean and pea pods and pea shoots as acceptable vegetables since the problematic compounds develop in the more mature seeds.

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