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    "The Paleo Diet claims that beans and lentils should be excluded from the diet because they contain antinutrients." Yes, and because they are very high in fiber.

    "Phytic acid (reduces some micronutrient absorption) is just as high in nuts as they are in legumes, and yet nuts are not excluded from Paleo. " Paleo treats nuts as an acceptable snack, not as a primary food group.

    "Tannins are just as high in wine, and oxalates are just as high in spinach, but these are not excluded from Paleo." Primal accepts a glass of wine or tea, Paleo does not. Mark is more giving. Spinach has a lot of redeeming qualities.

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    Legume exclusion is probably one of the weaker paleo arguments. If you tolerate them fine they're a good food source. They're consistently correlated with good health and have possibly the highest antioxidant content of any food. Also a good source of magnesium.
    I'm not a huge fan of them myself besides in soups/stews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    Legume exclusion is probably one of the weaker paleo arguments. If you tolerate them fine they're a good food source. They're consistently correlated with good health and have possibly the highest antioxidant content of any food. Also a good source of magnesium.
    I'm not a huge fan of them myself besides in soups/stews.
    I agree with this. What the bottom line of all food is is that if it makes you healthier and enriches your life, eat it. If you find it makes you sick or weak or you just don't like the food, then don't eat it.

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    Shouldn't the question be "why should I eat them?"

    I don't see why I need them. I don't eat legumes, I'm healthy. Healthier than I've been in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itchy166 View Post
    Shouldn't the question be "why should I eat them?"

    I don't see why I need them. I don't eat legumes, I'm healthy. Healthier than I've been in years.
    At this point, the idea of eating beans just sounds gross. chickpeas might be the only exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsAreGrok View Post
    At this point, the idea of eating beans just sounds gross. chickpeas might be the only exception.
    Yes, and I miss falafel and chili. I can come up with a Paleo chili, but falafel not so much.
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    Legumes bloat me and give me inflammation even more so than grains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by healthy11 View Post
    Legumes bloat me and give me inflammation even more so than grains.
    Same for me, plus they taste terrible and have a really unpleasant texture.

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    Dear everyone who "misses chilli,"

    Real chilli does not have beans in it. So you don't have to miss chilli. You might miss the bs you used to call chilli, but ACTUAL chilli is still on the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by lotusberries View Post
    Same for me, plus they taste terrible and have a really unpleasant texture.
    I agree, I never cared for the texture of beans. Didn't eat them when I ate SAD, not going to eat them now.
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