Whole Health Source on Beans, Lentils and the Paleo Diet

Stephan Guyenet has up an excellent post on the idea that beans, lentils—hell, legumes in general—ought not be part of our diet.

He's right. The notion we shouldn't consume these foods, traditionally prepared, based on some notion that they were not part of ancient diets is, well, dumb (that's me saying that). Two reasons:

  1. They are widely consumed by lots of primitive, H-G type folks.
  2. Who fucking cares anyway? The substantial nutrition and fermentable probiotic fiber make them an excellent staple foodstuff that people have been subsisting on healthfully for millennia, minimum.
  3. Who fucking cares anyway?

OK, three reasons. Quoting Stephan:

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