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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)

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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)

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by 583 · 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)

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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 583 · 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)

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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 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?

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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.

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by 2199 · September 24, 2013 at 6:21 AM

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 51 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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

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Happy_Now 0 · July 04, 2013 at 1:58 AM

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.

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by 384 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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)

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RK 0 · May 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I don't have hard data for you, but maybe one of these rabbit trails will lead you to it... Personally I find the debate of legumes versus non-legumes fascinating. One the paleo side you have the "legumes are full of anti-nutrients" position. ... (more)

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by 421 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 571 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 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)

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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)

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by 825 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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

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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.

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by 154 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 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)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Maybe this has something to do with the fact that if your diet includes large amounts of legumes then you're going to likely have less grains? They're both carbs, and who eats lentils with their bread? Or lentils with their pasta?

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by 608 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 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)

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joanna_4 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:09 AM

yes 100% different strains of bacteria are in different digestive tracks based on the food.

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 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?

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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 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)

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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 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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)

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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)

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by 896 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 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)

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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 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)

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tj_8 0 · July 12, 2012 at 8:49 PM

almond milk.....

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by 277 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 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)

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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 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)

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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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)

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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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)

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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 233 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

"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)

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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)

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by 431 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 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)

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Tyler_2 0 · March 20, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Hard cider. I mean, you could stretch it and argue that it's fermented apples... but it's hardly nutritious.