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by 1720 · about 21 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 0 · about 21 hours ago

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 598 · about 21 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 51 · about 21 hours ago

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 · about 21 hours ago

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 · about 21 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 571 · about 21 hours ago

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 154 · about 21 hours ago

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 289 · about 21 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 22 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 15 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 431 · about 22 hours ago

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.

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by 160 · about 22 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 50 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 1724 · about 22 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 22 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 952 · about 22 hours ago

Paleo or not? What's your PERSONAL reaction to them? About them: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=2

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Richard_N 0 · June 07, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I've eaten them every morning for years cooked with lots of lard and/or beef tallow and with wonderful results. I can coast for many hours without getting hungry...my blood sugar doesn't drop. I remain very sated. I prepare them based on the... (more)

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by 250 · about 22 hours ago

Hope I don't offend anyone with that title. Right now (and for the next few months) I'm living on a farm where we share meals three times a day five days a week... it's not vegetarian but mostly grains (a lot of quinoa/amaranth/rice/oats),... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 06, 2011 at 11:03 PM

How to survive eating with hippies: eat the hippies.

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