Why shouldn’t we eat Legumes?

I like this blog! I too have had great health benefits since cutting out legumes! Paleo has changed my health inside & out.


close up of dried legumes and cereals

What is a Legume?

Legumes are a pod, such as that of a pea or bean, that splits into two valves with the seeds attached to one edge of the valves. These are also known as Pinto beans, Black beans, Red beans, Navy beans, Kidney beans, Garbanzo beans, Great northern white beans, Lima beans, Mung beans, and Soybeans.  And they all contain lectins (specialized proteins). All plant foods contain lectins but the lectins in grains (such as wheat), dairy and legumes cause an inflammatory response in your body (skin, joint, reproductive, allergies and more health related issues) by allowing undigested protein molecules to infiltrate your digestive tract and trigger an autoimmune response which is a situation characterized by the familiar term, leaky gut syndrome.

Leaky gut is a condition where your intestines become permeable and larger particles are able to enter the bloodstream.Our body then sees that those particles are…

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