I have a family and personal history that pretty much guarantees I will get colon cancer if I don't have regular colonoscopies. I have been grain-free for about a year now and have felt a huge reduction in what I now realize was symptoms of... (more)
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?
I'm interested in experimenting with traditionally prepared (sprouted/soaked) whole grains and beans, as recommended by Weston a price, Sally Fallon's nourishing traditions, and the like. Does anyone have an opinion of which whole grains &... (more)
I stumbled across this article about Winged Beans and as a crop I have to say I'm pretty impressed. I don't know if it will be a big hit with paleos but some of you will find it interesting. High-yield? Sure, in fact you can pretty much eat... (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)
After being promised a raise that has not come through, I am having to reexamine our food budget. My Aunt is trying to be helpful, and proposed a drastic, 30 day beans and rice diet (now, I'm being literal here. She means 30 days, buy nothing... (more)
i am new to Paleo and i love it BUT i am already comparing it to Doc Furhman's offerings. for instance, i want to eat beans. beans are so darned healthy so why can i NOT eat beans on Paleo?
Are Lima beans paleo? If yes, should they need to be organic?
I bought a big case of canned black beans shortly before going on a Paleo diet, only to realize they are not paleo frienfly and the lectins may have been a major source of my gastro stress. I've felt much better since I stopped eating... (more)
beans have always made me feel full which is a good thing and my turdies look better when i eat beans. i eat a variety of vegetables and meats so is it really that bad to eat beans? i'd also like to know if beans existed in the paleolithic era. (more)
All it takes is an anaerobic environment, and a little salt to ferment things, and that's exactly what's in canned beans! I was just wondering cause I am learning how to ferment things! And just wanted to ferment some potatoes and cabbage, plus... (more)
I am trying to dehydrate string beans. Trader Joe's sells dehydrated crunchy string beans that I am trying to replicate without the canola oil and tapioca starch that theirs is prepared with. I would prefer olive oil. I have a dehydrater at home,... (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)
I have asked a couple of "resources" out there and we all know that many are misinformed about the paleo diet and I could not find a reference in my actual paleo book written by cordain. I have been told that coffee comes from "coffee beans"... (more)
So what brought me here was candida. Well I thought I had 'candida' for 3 months, and have been on the diet since, and feel great. (I doubt I really had it that bad though, I had hardly any die-off symptoms). Recently however, I tried kidney... (more)
What you are describing is definitely not unheard of. Some people have reported heightened sensitivities to seemingly unrelated foods after having cut out a specific type of food - wheat, dairy, eggs, etc.
If you only had the choice to eat conventionally raised meat, would you eat it or would you opt for a cheaper protein source such as beans. Legumes have sustained many cultures for thousands of years, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico live off a... (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)
I have a fair few vegetarian recipes from back when I was vegetarian that I'd like to adapt to being paleo. Many of them rely on beans as a filler and for taste. I have no idea what could be used to replicate the taste. I don't want to rely on... (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 can understand why wheat grains are bad.. but lectin is found in such small quantities in legumes, that I'm not sure why beans are to be avoided as well. Is there any reason, other than the minimial amount of lectin, why it's bad? (Without... (more)
I had a bag in the cupboard for about a year. I should have thrown them away but i don't like to waste. So, I made some black bean soup and paid for it with extreme bloating and constipation for 3 days. Needless to say, no more stupid beans for me. (more)
Assume the following for the sake of the question: 1) I select a legume with relatively low phytate and lectin contents. 2) It has relatively low glycemic load, or I will limit my portions accordingly if it does not. 3) The legume is not... (more)
It appears to me that nothing will be an obstacle to keep you from "enjoying a plate of these delicious beans..."! I find most starchy foods are simply a vector for the flavorful goodies I top it with.