I’ve seen reference in various diets and comments on posts here that we should avoid legumes - chickpeas, beans etc Can anyone tell me why this is and whether they have experienced any effects? I use them all the time for casseroles, Tagines etc
Only thing i can think of is in the old rhyme
'beans beans good for your heart…
Apart from the obvious!
its the best bet diet that says no legumes.
i tried the diet but ended up eating hardly anything and losing too much weight.
no dairy, no gluten, no legumes and a whole load of other things you cant eat.
good luck if you’re trying it
Hi - the thinking is that legumes contain lectins, which are a nasty enzyme that can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause more inflammation in the brain.
I don’t eat them, but I do occasionally make bhajis with chickpea flour. I have problems digesting legumes like lentils and split peas. They give me awful indigestion, so I don’t miss them. As with all issues to do with MS, there’ll be people who eat them and feel great and those who don’t. It’s a bit of a maze, MS and diet.
Some people respond really well to one of the diets (which ever one it is) and some don’t.
I hope this helps a bit!
Paleo diet says no legumes, sugar, dairy and grains. I have been on it for 18 months and love it. Overall health is definitely better and good to keep you lighter which helps me with leg pains a lot.
Where do you get ur carbohydrates from plz?
this diet seems to ban them n we all need some carbs from what i know. so glad that it is working for you tho hun