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Chickpeas paleo yes or no

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Wandering if chickpeas is something i can use on paleo - hummus for example

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on March 04, 2013
at 07:32 PM

i was very strict :))) and yesterday had a handfull of cheackpeas in a salad ..... oh the bloating :))))) thanks for your comment ... now i know i will eat those few times a year :)))))

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on February 05, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Dave S - As of right now, I am following pretty strictly, so I avoid anything I know qualifies as a legume.

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on February 05, 2013
at 07:34 PM

While technically correct, the legumes that are the most problemmatic are peanuts, soybeans and kidney beans. I avoid pinto beans as well, but the rest really are not teh evilz. But it depends on your goals and how strict you want to be.

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Completely agree with this... I eat humus pretty regularly. I try to focus on incorporating lots of raw veggies in my diet and humus is a great way to make them tasty. In my opinion, the benefits of tons of veggies outweighs the small bit of antinutrients that might come in the chickpeas.

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on February 04, 2013
at 07:15 PM

That first sentence says it all. +1 officially but plus 1K unofficially.

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:32 PM

There's no point being paleo just for the sake of it. Chickpeas are by definition not paleo, but they may well not be a disaster for some people. The downsides would be them being a concentrated source of starch (bad if you want to restrict carbs, not so bad if you're an athlete), containing some anti-nutrients and suchlike that may irritate the gut (individual responses may vary and the anti-nutrition will not be so significant if you are eating lots of other foods and just having some hummus), relatively high in omega 6 (again, only a concern if you are eating significant quantities- if you're having a little bit of hummus, then the tahini and oil will be a much larger source of omega 6). Hummus is probably going to be quite unhelpful for weight loss anyway insofar as it presents a highly palatable source of concentrated calories, irrespective of whether it's made of chickpeas or some paleo substitute.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 04, 2013
at 07:15 PM

That first sentence says it all. +1 officially but plus 1K unofficially.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on February 04, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Completely agree with this... I eat humus pretty regularly. I try to focus on incorporating lots of raw veggies in my diet and humus is a great way to make them tasty. In my opinion, the benefits of tons of veggies outweighs the small bit of antinutrients that might come in the chickpeas.

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on February 04, 2013
at 06:55 PM

You'll be told they aren't strictly paleo, but hummus is on my list of things not to worry about when I'm out and about (at a party or salad bar or whatever).

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97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

on February 04, 2013
at 05:48 PM

No.

Chickpeas qualify as legumes.

Legumes are not paleo.

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on February 05, 2013
at 07:34 PM

While technically correct, the legumes that are the most problemmatic are peanuts, soybeans and kidney beans. I avoid pinto beans as well, but the rest really are not teh evilz. But it depends on your goals and how strict you want to be.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on February 05, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Dave S - As of right now, I am following pretty strictly, so I avoid anything I know qualifies as a legume.

146d6db24e2a47b77b4bce0008b0d8ce

(8)

on March 04, 2013
at 07:32 PM

i was very strict :))) and yesterday had a handfull of cheackpeas in a salad ..... oh the bloating :))))) thanks for your comment ... now i know i will eat those few times a year :)))))

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:27 PM

As Alex said, Chickpeas belong to the family of legumes and hence they are not paleo, because legumes contain enzyme inhibitors and a few other unfavorable components. If you are very fond of them, you can eat them as sprouts as these unwanted components are greatly reduced when they sprout.

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:01 PM

Chickpeas are legumes, so no, they are not paleo.

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on February 06, 2013
at 08:56 AM

I love chickpeas but rarely eat them because of the problematic enzyme inhibitors etc. But when I want them as a treat, I soak them overnight in water, throw the water, then soak them overnight in home made milk kefir and water, rinse, then cook in a pressure cooker. I find that, treated like this, they don't have any noticeable side effects.

And I'm pretty sensitive to foods - both asthma and digestive issues tell me very quickly if I've eaten wrongly!

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