Do you see where I am coming from? When you do this then the nutrition is more comparable. The banana wins. Not by much, but it wins. I enjoy bananas more too. They are one of the few perfect fruits for smoothies.
And what do you mean bananas are too high on potassium? I am guessing you are joking? Lol.
You said this perfectly. Thank you. People disregard legumes just because they are not paleo. I used to be this way but I now could careless. I live in the modern world. I have a refrigerator, a MAC, iPad, etc. I am more primal and becoming more primal then anyone else in the world. Its more than diet, much more. To me its about living more minimally, getting the most out of life, etc. I am not trying to convince anyone to eat legumes. I am simply curious about them. They may be a better option than most fruits, white potatoes, white rice, etc as a carbohydrate. Are they better than steak? Eggs? Bacon? No. Far from it.
Perfectly said again. People avoid beans simply because they are not paleo. Once you educate yourself like I have then you become more open minded and are willing to explore. I have had plenty of people ask me about green beans and sugar snap peas. They are so incredibly relived when I told them they are completely fine. They simply thought they were bad because they were not paleo.
If you don't have time to educate yourself then sticking to the guidelines as close as possible is probably the best thing to do. But, I sure hope that person listens to their body and is willing to experiment a bit. And hopefully they will educate themseleves as much as possible.
For those who do I recommend these 3 books in order:
1. Primal Blueprint
2. Why We Get Fat
3. Cereal Killer
The best DVD is Fat Head.