I just saw a post on Tumblr about lectins found in foods and how they are toxic. What was alarming was the list of foods that have the most lectins - soy, quinoa, all dried beans, oats, rice, etc. It basically sounded like a grocery list for vegans!
I'm not a doctor nor a biology expert so I don't know if this is true or not. I became vegan for many reasons, one to avoid toxins in foods. But I haven't lost any weight with my vegan diet. If anything my belly fat increased.
The only bread I eat, when I do eat bread, is whole wheat. Otherwise I eat a lot of veggies and proteins with bean, soy, seiten or tempeh. I make a lot of the recipes in the Kind Diet book. I barely eat snacks unless it's coconut milk yogurt or fake "jerky".
I do drink a lot though... my job is very social so I'm always going out...
I've read a bit about lectins. What I know is that when you soak and drain beans you get rid of many of the lectins. You can do the same with brown rice (and other grains)--soak it overnight then drain and cook it. I always soak and drain beans and for a while I was doing the same with rice but I just didn't feel like it was making any difference so I stopped. The Sally Fallon Nourishing Traditions people who favor eating fatty meat talk about lectins and how bad they are but I'm not convinced.
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