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Anyone else have problems with black beans?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 07, 2010 at 4:52 PM

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.

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on December 31, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Why the thumbs down, man? I can say this because i am a spic. I used to eat beans and felt terrible and bloated all the time. I HATE legumes. They tear my gut up.

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on December 15, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Except that black beans properly prepared are immensely nutritious and satisfying, not toxic. Soak a long time and cook a long time and don't forget the lard.

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on April 12, 2011
at 12:31 PM

Of course, I highly encourage using some common sense.

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on April 12, 2011
at 03:25 AM

Huh!?! Unless you're lucky enough to have that a bike's ride away spending $4 in gas to prevent wasting $1 in beans makes no sense.

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on April 12, 2011
at 02:13 AM

Soaking, boiling, puree, Nothing saves me from the wrath of the black bean. I love(ed) them, but they hate me.

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on December 10, 2010
at 07:51 PM

I really liked this answer.

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on December 07, 2010
at 05:21 PM

I'm sorry you experienced that. I empathize a lot with the gesture of not throwing things away, but I've had to re-learn my stance. Next time you consider throwing away toxic food to be a waste, remind yourself that you are not a garbage can, and that eating something that doesn't support your health doesn't save you anything. The money is already spent, and you can't get it back. The best value you can get out of the situation is to throw it away directly.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on December 10, 2010
at 07:51 PM

I really liked this answer.

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on December 15, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Except that black beans properly prepared are immensely nutritious and satisfying, not toxic. Soak a long time and cook a long time and don't forget the lard.

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on April 11, 2011
at 09:59 PM

Soaking the beans overnight should solve that problem. Unless you buy canned, they don't need to be soaked. If you still have the problem after soaking them I would say beans are not for you, leave them alone. Always best to listen to YOUR body. Strict Paleos don't eat them. Personally I eat a serving of black beans everyday and have no problems at all. They are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients.

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(1204)

on April 12, 2011
at 02:13 AM

Soaking, boiling, puree, Nothing saves me from the wrath of the black bean. I love(ed) them, but they hate me.

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on December 07, 2010
at 05:47 PM

Instead of throwing them away one could bring them to the next local chicken producer. Those birds love that stuff and will be thankful for some variation in their diet. In turn, you could agree to eat one ;)

3eb3f79868b24b3df4450ea2d4f9a5d5

(2387)

on April 12, 2011
at 12:31 PM

Of course, I highly encourage using some common sense.

5740abb0fa033403978dd988b0609dfd

(2633)

on April 12, 2011
at 03:25 AM

Huh!?! Unless you're lucky enough to have that a bike's ride away spending $4 in gas to prevent wasting $1 in beans makes no sense.

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on December 07, 2010
at 05:45 PM

I used to have the worst problems with black beans. Red were marginally better (pinto, kidney). Split red lentils gave the fewest problems.

To me, they're all poison now.

I gave away all my bags of rice and cans of beans to the food bank.

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on April 11, 2011
at 10:07 PM

If you have problems with beans (any kind... and note: lentils and moong are the easiest to digest and don't require soaking) make sure you buy them dry and soak them 8-12 hours so that they reconstitute themselves. Skim off all the gross foaming stuff from their first boiling and then add a pinch of hing (asofetida) in the cooking water. For some reason it does wonders for their digestibility. Ayurvedic trick. :)

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on December 07, 2010
at 08:56 PM

No legumes for me.

Take a gander at this article about FODMAPS and why certain foods cause gassiness and intolerance. link text

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on December 07, 2010
at 06:50 PM

Did you soak the beans overnight with a touch of vinegar before draining and cooking? Beans must be soaked prior to cooking to significantly reduce toxins such as phytic acid and lectins.

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on December 07, 2010
at 05:01 PM

I can see the bloating, but the constipation surprises me. I used to make everything with black beans, brownies, cupcakes, all kinds of crazy concoctions and they usually had the opposite affect on me!

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on December 31, 2012
at 07:57 PM

fuck beans that shit is for spics and indians. RED MEAT FTW!

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on December 31, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Why the thumbs down, man? I can say this because i am a spic. I used to eat beans and felt terrible and bloated all the time. I HATE legumes. They tear my gut up.

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