Default 150

Legumes Questions

Legumes

All Questions

5890e9f25cd201f3915ad8b9d3bbad71
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
907
by 0 · April 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM

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)

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921
andrew 0 · April 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

"Properly prepared means..." - so presumably you don't eat coffee / chocolate / butter / lard / bacon / fermented foods / etc etc. The list of foods which are considered perfectly OK as paleo foods but which take a lot of processing is large.... (more)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
10
Views
1K
by 568 · April 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

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)

best answer

B82f2515ba5a800bed018c9536f9108d
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
994
by 568 · January 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM

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)

Medium avatar
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?

79b85933e37b818095c4a8df5765cb65
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
271
by 0 · January 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I mean, it is said that they do not need to be soaked, so is it safe to consume them?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM

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.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
504
by 2198 · September 24, 2013 at 6:21 AM

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

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb
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)

5e626be463344c81d30d868caac4efd7
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
777
by 51 · July 04, 2013 at 1:58 AM

if you were to reintroduce one which one would it be and why? what's healthier

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4
PilatesGatekeeper 0 · July 03, 2013 at 11:06 PM

For me it would be the gluten. I admit to having hummus from time to time :/

091423a30c0188fbff51e39397e7e056
1
Votes
1
Answers
6
Views
694
by 383 · May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

So I've been doing more research recently into Lentils and Quinoa for two reasons: I am trying to live a more financially ethical lifestyle and have been trying to spend no more than $30/week on food for myself. I like the taste of them. I... (more)

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680
Mash 0 · May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Have a look through the citations list for the PHD food toxins chapters... Perfect health Diet. Notes to the Book. Food Toxins: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/notes/#Ch18 (more)

4f828fd11d2d1d595a1653baa5e3e77b
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
802
by 418 · March 05, 2013 at 9:11 AM

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)

5dd50f78f47b8848d93724d6eb38d4c1
james_27 0 · March 05, 2013 at 7:07 AM

The rejection of legumes is probably one of the stupidest paleo rules. Beans and lentils are not only extremely health promoting, they are also cheap and good for the environment. Dairy on the other hand has a lot of negatives going for it so I... (more)

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a
2
Votes
2
Answers
3
Views
1.1K
by 571 · March 02, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Enough with all that meat and the bacon and the demonization of grains, legumes and dairy. Return to my beloved mediterranean way. Thank you for your advice, it was fun and helping, but I find the whole approach hysterical and dogmatic. I' ll... (more)

best answer

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2
Eugenia 0 · March 02, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I'm Greek and I grew up on a similar diet to that mentioned in the article. However, I had failure to thrive (I'm just 4'11", for example). Things indeed got WAY worse when I came to the US and started eating the US wheat. But I wasn't on top of... (more)

383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796
2
Votes
2
Answers
3
Views
2K
by 820 · December 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

aside from the mycotoxins in peanut butter, but i don't see what's wrong with most legumes.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Hardline paleo is going to avoid them at all costs. But... Not making them a staple, they're probably fine. There are better foods to eat as a staple in one's diet.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0
6
Votes
6
Answers
3
Views
1K
by 154 · December 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I recently came across this study titled "Legumes: the most important dietary predictor of survival in older people of different ethnicities". It was published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Here is the abstract: To... (more)

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa
yemel 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Who cares about legumes? They make most people fart a lot. Farting a lot ain't fun, but it is funny!

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa
4
Votes
4
Answers
9
Views
1K
by 578 · December 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I'm asking because i have been eating paleo for about a year now. I used to eat white rice and legumes all the time. I've been eating paleo for about a year. Mostly beef, seafood, veggies and tubers. I had white rice and black beans the other day... (more)

85026a0abe715229761956fbbee1cba0
dzone 0 · December 12, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Meat will contribute to the population of the "bad bacteria", which is why a raw vegan diet is a healthy means to repopulate your "good bacteria" without necessarily taking a probiotic supplement. The fact that you are attributing grains to your... (more)

85026a0abe715229761956fbbee1cba0
-2
Votes
-2
Answers
5
Views
613
by 77348 · December 07, 2012 at 5:58 AM

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!

Ef398c239d5119c613ca25fabe66b6ed
CrossfitDavis 0 · December 07, 2012 at 5:10 AM

you should limit fructose intake if trying to lose fat

4430c600b097f03d9936f0ae8b6b0201
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
5.9K
by 258 · October 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

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?

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8
BaconHealsChic 0 · October 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I think I heard Robb Wolf say on a podcast once that he considers them more pod than bean.

13e9a66f2fd07d362db93bf702ca54d3
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
1.3K
by 10 · October 02, 2012 at 7:04 PM

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)

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915
Judi 0 · October 02, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Me too. This is my first fall Paleo (started in April) and I'm feeling it too, although not as bad as prior years. I'm being extra careful about what I eat (carbs and alcohol seem to make me more likely to be depressed) and trying my best to... (more)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc
12
Votes
12
Answers
10
Views
1.9K
by 14507 · August 16, 2012 at 2:45 AM

It is often heard on these boards that shortly after switching to a grain free paleo diet, one can no longer digest grains without a definite reaction or discomfort. To which the response is that you're gut microbiota have changed for the better.... (more)

best answer

Aa5154ef908fc4a5c255c552f32e334e
JasonAC556 0 · August 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Quitting grains and then having them cause problems upon reintroduction is akin to someone quitting smoking then getting ill if they return to the habit. Smokers build a tolerance to the nicotine, just as some have a tolerance for grains. So... (more)

8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1.2K
by 897 · August 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

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)

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754
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)

D01e44fabc04e69a92e65e3179d81e06
6
Votes
6
Answers
8
Views
1.7K
by 72 · September 05, 2012 at 11:06 AM

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)

best answer

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a
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)

3a303864c8c3390894e5a39b326c9254
3
Votes
3
Answers
17
Views
13.1K
by 15 · November 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM

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)

best answer

Afc0b8e755ac7cdde6b517fdadb50026
tj_8 0 · July 12, 2012 at 8:49 PM

almond milk.....

5fb654380d04ac372b750ca3faad2e99
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
11.1K
by 277 · June 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM

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)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4
Dave_S_ 0 · June 26, 2012 at 5:56 PM

From Wiki: "The noun vegetable means an edible plant or part of a plant, but usually excludes seeds and most sweet fruit. This typically means the leaf, stem, or root of a plant." "In a non-biological sense, the meaning of this word is largely... (more)

E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd
2
Votes
2
Answers
6
Views
4.4K
by 1264 · June 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

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)

E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd
Jon_11 0 · June 13, 2012 at 2:51 AM

I think the underlying lesson here is that, like with everything ancestral, it depends on the benefits vs cons factor. If you pay attention, and I'm not saying you all don't, most of what we eat is based on the pros vastly outweighing the cons... (more)

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1
3
Votes
3
Answers
6
Views
7.3K
by 1448 · June 04, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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)

E753cf7753e7be889ca68b1a4203483f
Andreas_1 0 · June 04, 2012 at 9:05 PM

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/putting-the-polish-on-those-humble-beans Beens are not really worth that much controversy, people like myself, who choose to consume traditionally prepared grains and legumes, tend to consume relatively... (more)

B7dc055712f63da44302972907fb1fad
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
3.7K
by 20 · May 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

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)

best answer

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2
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)

8aa14cba5e6f3ced577886c2a43779d4
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
557
by 233 · May 17, 2012 at 2:22 AM

"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)

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca
Noah_2 0 · May 03, 2012 at 1:51 AM

If you're not allergic then don't worry about it. The issue with the legumes is the lectins, and there are lectins in TONS of foods. It's about HOW MANY are in the legumes. Cross contamination would be a very very minor issue because you're... (more)

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe
2
Votes
2
Answers
7
Views
2K
by 426 · March 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

So, I've always been about 99% with the paleo, but I just discovered that fresh fava beans are being sold RIGHT OUTSIDE my doorstep. I just had a big bowl with tons of ghee, and it was the most satisfying meal I can remember having... ever. But... (more)

0a31b8309ef49bd18cd21d87d3b0b38d
ambergarrett 0 · March 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I have to say, if you're eating at 99% and cheating with fava beans, I could think of a whole lot worse you could do. Honestly, I think if you can tolerate it without gut discomfort, it's probably not the biggest worry. Now if you said you were... (more)