2018-03-03 08:14:07

2018-03-03 08:14:07

Caption: This explanation of legumes is really important for folks like me recovering from leaky gut (healed it with #getwildfit).
Repost @markhymanmd
Beans pack a lot of nutrients, including potassium, zinc, iron, magnesium, folate, and vitamin B6, among others. They also contain a healthy dose of fiber, which is good for gut bacteria and keeps us regular. Plus, they’re cheap. Legumes also contain substances called lectins and phytates, which actually prevent our bodies from accessing all the nutrients we eat. Lectins are beneficial for plants and not so good for humans. They act as natural pesticides that ward off predators. But when you eat and absorb them, they can wreak havoc in the body and potentially contribute to leaky gut syndrome. Beans are a great source of fiber, protein and minerals. But they do cause digestive problems for some and if you are diabetic, a mostly bean diet can trigger spikes in blood sugar. Again, moderate amounts are ok – meaning about up to 1 cup a day. If you have an autoimmune condition, prediabetes or diabetes, or leaky gut, you might want to avoid beans or eat them only occasionally. I go into much more detail about beans in my new book, “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?” In this book I take the guesswork out of how to eat food that has the best information, the best quality to make you feel good now and prevent and even reverse illness. Learn more via the link in my profile. #foodthebook
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