I am new to the paleo diet. At 55 I've been a vegetarian since 16 years old - and off/on vegan. One of my biggest concerns is protein. Is the Paleo diet legume-free too. I realize that it is grain-free. How do the Paleo diet followers fare with protein?
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on November 20, 2016
at 01:53 PM
Legumes are not paleo, though some do cheat here and there. Legumes are high in antinutrients, some of which are harmful to the gut lining, others which are endocrine system disruptors (i.e. soy and other beans are estrogenic.) Least harmful legumes would be chickpeas and lentils. Even then, they're also higher in carbs than in protein, and what aminos they have are in weird ratios, so you could get too much of some and not enough of others. We eat grassfed/pastured (when possible) meat, wildcaught (when possible) fish, pastured (when possible) eggs, shellfish for protein, but, nose to tail, and organ meats as well as bone broth is included in that.