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)
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?
if you had to choose what would it be? in short are grains or legumes better generally?
if I follow a strict paleo type diet but eat legumes that I soak and cook properly am I destroying my health? I feel great, tried without legumes but didn't feel as good as I do when I eat my beans daily. am I killing myself by eating beans? does... (more)
When I cut out beans completely from my diet, I do not feel as good. I do not have as much energy, and I feel less toned. Before starting Paleo I would have a can of garbanzo beans for lunch a day. After a year of Paleo I have started... (more)
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)
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)
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)
Out of curiosity I clicked on joy baers diabetes info and found her 6 foods to eat includes beans and oatmeal. Uggg how paleo is that?
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)
Okay I am COMPLETELY confused. I know Paleo's don't usually eat beans, and I didn't for a while (tried >20 carbs as well as a time of >50 carbs per day) but I felt like complete and utter crap most of that time. I wasn't even eating any type of... (more)
If you're seeing benefits from eating beans I say eat em, who cares if they're paleo or not. Tubers and root vegetables are probably a better source of carbs, but that doesn't mean you should shun beans if they work for you.
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)
The Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth website has a nice list of healthy foods to eat, includes Paleo staples like blueberries, salmon, almonds, broccoli, spinach, sweat potatoes . . . But Mayo adds Red Beans, saying Red beans ??? including small red... (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've been eating Paleo pretty consistently for about three months. I've lost nearly 25 pounds and feel great. I've adjusted to the change really well, without much in the way of cravings or temptations. My questions concerns what happened the... (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)