beans, lentils, etc... What's the deal?
My partner and I have completed our first 6 Primal weeks, with only a week-long headache as the major setback.
When explaining to others about this diet they seem to understand clearly about the sugar and the grains bit, but I am not sure myself about legumes (all kinds of beans, lentils etc.). I thougth I had seen something about them in the blog, but I can't find it.
So, my question is: are legumes also out (as are peanuts, peas, green beans, etc.) and if so, why? Is it because of their nutritional content, or because they are difficult to digest?
As an additional explanation: these foods (chick peas, kidney beans, and others like it) are staple food in Spain and other Mediterranean countries, so it's a real issue here! It's bad enough getting off bread, but legumes also?!