It’s critical to note that the majority of lectin studies have been done with isolated lectins, not actual foods, and have been conducted in test tubes or in animals, not in people - Cara Rosenbloom


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The real story on lectins

Unfortunately, nutritional misinformation abounds and the consumption of health fortifying nutrient-rich plant foods in our society is dangerously low. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that 75 percent of healthcare spending goes to treating chronic diseases, most of which are preventable and diet-related. One example of this misinformation is the recommendation by Paleo diet advocates to avoid beans and grains; also a new book alleges that these foods, plus nuts, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and more are harmful to our health, because of mysterious proteins called lectins.

The truth is, the scientific evidence does not support the view that lectins…

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