I guess fermentation is a sort of non heat based form of cooking. Heat eliminates toxic antinutrients and so do bacteria, so would bacterial fermentation be enough to convert toxic raw beans into a digestable food?
Is it true that vanilla is derived from a legume? Do paleo people not eat vanilla (extract) then? Cinnamon - what would be the positive reason for eating cinnamon? Are there negative effects?
I've read other questions on here about legumes, but I still don't understand why they are considered a "to be avoided food". I tolerate properly prepared legumes (chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans, adzuki beans, etc. with the exception of... (more)
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)
Soaking beans (as done by most folks) is not for lectin reduction reasons. Lentils are said to have less lectin content than other beans, but yes, they have lectins.
Are there a human study that shows negative effects of eating non-peanut or soy legumes?
I can feel the ill effects from wheat and barley (except beer) within hours of eating them. Low mood, brain fog, etc. Beans, no problems, at least not immediate problems.
Hi everyone, So I've been pretty Paleo for several months now. Cottage cheese is the only dairy I eat, and I only have it a few times per week. I also eat legumes (black beans, lentils, etc.) but I do not touch flour, rice or corn products and I... (more)
I know that sugar snap peas are technically a legume but in the whole 30 book it starts with food they say sugar snap peas are ok. Are they just ok or they actually considered good on the paleo diet?
Hey paleoguys... here in Italy is autumn.. soon will be winter... and as every year in this period I feel sad a not angry as always.. and I don't know why! I'am in paleo since july... I've eliminated cereals,dairies,legumes,tomatoes,and white... (more)
Ate some traditional Pakistani food today. They used Besan flour and spices to lightly season and crust the fish. First time consuming Besan flour and luckily there was no reaction in my gut, so I'm assuming it's gluten free. Would Besan be... (more)
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)
So I'd like to tell people to eat their veggies, and then point out that that doesn't mean they should eat grains and legumes. But I also want to do it accurately. Which I guess means I have several questions regarding definitions of things in... (more)
I've found that using the term "green vegetables" is a clear enough term to get my point across to most people. They usually get that corn, potatoes, and dried beans are not in that category, and that I'm talking about broccoli, kale, etc. Not... (more)
Up until a week ago, I was using licorice extract for digestive issues. Turns out, SCD says it can cause digestive issues...and apparently it's a legume? Does any use DGL for digestive issues, or should I lay off this since it's apparently not... (more)
I am not familiar with how licorice impact the digestive tract, but I have read several studies showing that it dramatically lowers testosterone levels (up to 40 %), which is a pretty good reason for avoiding it.
There is a blogger who said that one can soak lentils for 36 hours with kefir or vinegar and it would make the lentils paleo acceptable. What do you-all think? And what do you all think of legumes in general, philosophically and regarding your... (more)
"This product is processed in a facility that also processes peanuts and treenuts" Would this harm my gut? Should I return it? Can't find brazil nuts that arent cross contaminated. The other ones came in contact with wheat so i picked the lesser... (more)
I found a local farm where I thought I could buy local, natural, grassfed beef. However, on their website, they say: "Providence Cattle Company offers Grassfed beef for those that are looking for a healthy, earth friendly alternative to... (more)
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)
My wife and I are new to the paleo lifestyle, so we're going through our cabinets and getting rid of most of our flours, pastas, sugars, etc. We've got some Bob's Red Mill Garbonzo and Fava flour, and we're not sure whether to keep it or not. I... (more)
What are people's thought on chick peas? I am making a recipe with them in. I know Mark (MDA) says that they are ok in moderation. What are people thoughts? Is there anything you can do to make them better (or less bad, which ever is... (more)
Hommus! I that is all I have ever used chickpeas for and still have some now and then, it's absolutely worth it. Love hommus. Hommus on bbqed lamb is glorious Consider it a cheat, a 20 in your 80/20. Add coconut cream or oil to your hommus for a... (more)
My boss brought me in some seeds to try. They are called Saviseeds. The taste is initially peanut but quickly turns to buttery rich deliciousness. The package claims that one 5oz serving has 6000mg of omega 3, is super high in fibre and high in... (more)
Dr. Kurt Harris recently stated, in reference to edits he made on his "getting started guide": I've deleted references to legumes other than avoiding soy and peanuts, as other legumes seem more and more benign to me. One of the staple... (more)
Hi I just finished a 30 day paleo diet and I feel good. I'm quite sold on the theory in general and the results of the diet were good. I did not have any health problems before and I used to eat a lot of grains (brown rice, whole wheat) and... (more)
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.
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.
I just came across an interesting article while searching for the health benefits of antinutrients, in which the author claims that lectins are completely destroyed by cooking and fear of them is vastly overblown in the paleo community. Is this... (more)