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?
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)
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)
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)
^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?
Are there a human study that shows negative effects of eating non-peanut or soy legumes?
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)
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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've heard a lot about people cheating or accidentally ingesting non-paleo foods and being sick for days. Is this the case for everyone, or just those with guts that aren't fully healed? For example, the GAPs & SCD diets claim that, if... (more)
I think it's more likely that after eating well people just start noticing how bad grains/sugar etc make them feel. I used to think a slight headache and sore tummy was "normal".
This happened yesterday to myself and my daughter (both paleo for months). We split a chicken burrito: beans, grilled chicken, a bit of sour cream, tomatoes. She ate the tortilla, I did not. This was from a neighborhood taqueria and we watched... (more)
Not technically a paleo question, but I'm not sure what other nutritional community to ask :). Hypothetically, if I were to eat legumes, what would be some of the better ones to eat (from the paleo perspective -- lowest in o-6 and toxins (or that... (more)
Legumes are a huge part of Tim Ferriss's "slow carb" diet. He has mentioned that he thinks they are excellent for fat loss (especially lentils... though he's not quite sure on the mechanisms). What's funny is Robb Wolf did a guest post on paleo... (more)
I know that legumes are full of antinutrients. But I have also heard that legumes when cooked and fermented might be cleansed of most or all antinutrients. I love hummus that comes from chickpeas (though I think the chickpeas are not fermented to... (more)
The base answer I can find revolves around phytic acid and lectins... Which rings true because these chelate minerals , niacin deficiency etc... Until we look at approved Paleo.. Veggies = lectins and antinutrients, different ones leech... (more)
A previous post about legumes has prompted this question. I know legumes are bad - all those nasty toxins designed to stop them being eaten but what about peas? They are a legume but they are also very tasty raw, fresh from the pod. They don't... (more)
We were having a discussion at the San Diego paleo meetup today and someone said cashews are legumes instead of nuts and therefore are not paleo. Suddenly I wondered why a legume that looks like a nut would be less healthy to eat than a real nut.... (more)
This is a very good question, and I've wondered this for a while. I tend to just avoid nuts and seeds altogether, but it still remains a very valid question. We want to know the reasons behind the decisions we make. My best guess is that there is... (more)