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by 1720 · about 8 hours ago

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?

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Stabby 0 · October 15, 2011 at 6:11 AM

A fairly large amount of cinnamon has been shown to have a modest positive effect on insulin sensitivity. It can also be anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic. I think that some cinnamon is a great idea, but a good rule of thumb for potent... (more)

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by 598 · about 8 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 598 · about 8 hours ago

I am thinking about getting a sprouter and sprouting beans and other seeds. I really like sprouts. Any good reason not to eat sprouted beans? Would, say, sprouted lentils still be chock full of folate? I cold use more folate and I'd rather... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM

^BUMP^ Still haven't quite gotten a clear answer. Can one of you know-it-alls please come and tell me if sprouting will remove/mitigate the antinutrients while preserving the good stuff?

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by 2199 · about 8 hours ago

Are there a human study that shows negative effects of eating non-peanut or soy legumes?

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daz 0 · September 24, 2013 at 5:48 AM

the kidney bean comes to mind, i seem to recall eating those things raw is a very bad idea (may even kill? dose dependent?). There are some studies on pubmed on kidney beans and/or phytohaemagglutinin (a lectin found in plants, especially... (more)

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by 421 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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Eugenia 0 · March 05, 2013 at 5:09 AM

I'd say, that if your dairy is fermented. and especially if it's from casein A2 animals, go for it. Go for plain milk if it's raw only (and if you trust that raw milk). Home-made goat kefir is very helpful for the gut for example. Regarding... (more)

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by 78417 · about 8 hours ago

Fruit? Nuts? Eggs? All meat? Soy milk? How can I limit my food choices EVEN FURTHER to restrict even more potential nutrients from my diet? Thanks!

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Meatymichael 0 · December 07, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Obvious troll is obvious

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by 289 · about 8 hours ago

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?

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Elunah 0 · October 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

They're probably okay in moderation, as long as you tolerate them well. The phytate content is low and the lectins aren't as bad as those found in some other legumes. Here's more info:... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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Renee_2 0 · October 02, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Take a vitamin D supplement - sunshine in a bottle!

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by 896 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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wickedween 0 · August 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

There is a new Pakistani restaurant near me and I have been wanting to try it. I haven't gone yet because I don't know the common/usual ingredients that they use. I would probably be ok with trying besan, but definitely not consuming wheat. You... (more)

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by 72 · about 8 hours ago

This is a follow-up to my last question http://paleohacks.com/questions/138905/recommended-a-vegan-diet-because-of-high-oxalate-levels#axzz224KSnwbr. I was instructed to put my paleo son on a vegan diet due to a very rare genetic disease (Primary... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · July 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Your doctors are giving you partially incorrect information. The theory is that people with primary Hyperoxaluria Type III, like your son, have a problem metabolizing the non-protein amino acid hydroxyproline. This is probably true. However,... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 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 277 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · June 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM

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)

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by 1307 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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TnQ 0 · June 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

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.

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by 1439 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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pbo 0 · June 03, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I think it's pretty clear that the community does not regard legumes as "paleo". So if you are looking for paleo folks to give it a seal of approval I don't think that is gonna happen. Here's the thing. Who cares? Paleo gives us a perspective.... (more)

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by 20 · about 9 hours ago

I know they're complex carbohydrates so the body would metabolize it slowly just like we do with fats, but if you include them in your diet regularly, would the body prefer it over the fats you've eaten thus delaying the stages of ketogenesis... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · May 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Lentils are the safest to eat, AFTER you ferment them. Research shows that most lectins are going away during fermentation. I wrote about how to ferment them here: http://eugenia.queru.com/2012/04/19/fermenting-lentils/ (more)

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by 160 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Matt_1 0 · March 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Legumes can mean a variety of things and refers to the plant as well as the beans. It would be best to contact them and ask them yourself. Alfalfa is a forage crop that is widely grow for cattle feed due to the leaves and stems containing a... (more)

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by 75 · about 9 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 50 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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cerement 0 · February 06, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Literally, no, they're not as bad as wheat/grains. That being said, legumes still have plenty of shortcomings all on their own. Some branches of paleo will give passes to sweet peas, fresh green beans, and/or fermented soy (tamari, miso, natto... (more)

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by 5904 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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FuelRestMotion 0 · November 12, 2011 at 6:38 AM

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)

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by 1906 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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ra25093 0 · September 16, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Though I'm not a bean expert, I will say this: two of the most severe and common allergies in the world are soy and peanuts. This is not the case with other beans, peas, and lentils. I would think that would suggest soy and peanuts have an... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Karen 0 · August 21, 2011 at 4:14 PM

If you feel better on a paleo diet, why return to eating grains and legumes? If you're not sure you feel better, eat a pile of grains and legumes and see what the difference is for you. You'll probably notice differences within 1-3 days. If you're... (more)

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by 1811 · about 9 hours ago

Although I'm a committed Paleo eater, I've recently gotten to thinking... Historically, could a certain amount of phytic acid have made sense in a diet that included high levels of minerals (like the Paleo diet)? Granted, eating something like a... (more)

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Primordial 0 · December 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

It seems the only problem is too much iron. I don't know of any other mineral which is harmful in bigger amounts when consuming a diet without much phytic acid. This is the hypothesis about the "adaptive response": The high incidence of HH... (more)

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by 1724 · about 9 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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by 408 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Olivia 0 · July 29, 2011 at 1:27 AM

I'm inclined to agree with the title question although I don't have time just now to read the article . I mean, sure, some foods are really terrible for us or at least don't contain anything of value (grains) but so much of what we eat contains... (more)

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by 2825 · about 9 hours ago

I've heard a lot about people cheating or accidentally ingesting non-paleo foods and being sick for days. Is this the case for everyone, or just those with guts that aren't fully healed? For example, the GAPs & SCD diets claim that, if... (more)

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Rhi 0 · June 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

I think it's more likely that after eating well people just start noticing how bad grains/sugar etc make them feel. I used to think a slight headache and sore tummy was "normal".

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