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)
Winter is coming soon, and with it the need to feel cozy after being out in the harsh weather. In my youth that would consist of a hot shower followed by a hot chocolate and a hot bowl of chunky soup. Now, most chunky winter soups usually contain... (more)
Carmelize onions in a lot of butter or coconut oil before you add to soups. They actually thicken the soup a lot. Some types of capsicum peppers also thicken up with long slow cooking.
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?
if you had to choose what would it be? in short are grains or legumes better generally?
do you follow the weston price guidelines? or just not worry so much about soaking them for days and days and just have them once in a while. I used to soak my beans over nite (for maybe 12-18 hours total) and then go ahead cook them slowly on... (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)
I am wondering, why some people can digest beans while others (like me, sad to say) cannot? I already understand that beans contain lectins, phytates and antinutrients that can cause gas, bloating etc. But some people seem to have no problems... (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)
I have been paleo for about a month an am slowly reintroducing foods to see how my body handles them. I have noticed that I do horribly on wheat but seem to tolerate black beans, humus, and white rice wonderfully. I don't eat more than a serving a... (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)
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)
I was wondering about the effects of the trypsin inhibitors in beans and their effects. I have seen from doing research that these can cause permanent complexes in the body with digestion. I was wondering if anyone has much information about these... (more)
Ah, this is less a paleo question than a Weston Price one ... paleo folks avoid beans for a variety of reasons, not just trypsin inhibitors. This article on the WAPF site -- Plants Bite Back -- talks briefly about the benefits of cooking and... (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.
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.
Because they generally need to be cooked in order to be edible. They also contain lectins and phytates which tend to interfere with nutrient absorption and can be somewhat inflammatory.