To bean or not to bean, that is the question

Legumes are generally on the ‘no-go’ list for Paleo and Primal.  Though Mark Sisson doesn’t seem to be against them entirely, he makes a rather salient point (in this post): “The bioavailability of minerals in legumes is compromised by the body’s difficulty in digesting them … if you’re going to include legumes in your diet, preparation is everything. Diligent and tailored soaking processes are necessary for the proper digestion and nutrient absorption of legumes.”

Lesson of the week

Make sure you properly soak legumes (or ferment or sprout) prior to cooking/eating. This was something Tim Ferriss noted in The 4 Hour Body but didn’t really elaborate on (that I could see).

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