So, since I started on Paleo/Primal, I've learned about lectins and their ill effects for some people. IIUC, lectins are the most significant of The Bad Boys in grains and the nightshade family.
Here is what I've picked up:
1. Lectins are everywhere, even in many animal foods. And in our organs. It's a matter of degree AND type.
2. They are probably a major cause of leaky gut syndrome and the autoimmune response diseases.
3. But we don't know for sure, this is a pretty new field of nutrition.
4. They have been used for years for blood marking (types.)
5. Some people or peoples are more susceptible than others ti lectin's ill effects.
So my question, actually two of them, is/are:
1. Does anyone have a table, chart, or other source which roughly lists the lectin content of foods, as in perhaps worst to best?
2. Are they bound to the starch molecules? And if so, would a starch blocker prevent the lectins from migrating across the intestinal barrier?
OK, that was three questions. Sorry.
An interesting page: http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lectins