Raw grains    and legumes contain lectins, a kind of protein that acts as a protection for plants that grow in the wild. Plants use this passive defensive mechanism to keep themselves safe from predators during their early stages.

They function by making the predator feel uncomfortable through vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.

You do not need to completely eliminate the foods because they do have many excellent nutritional advantages. However, it is advisable to restrict how frequently you eat certain products.

Limit your intake of:

  • Zucchini, Pumpkins, and Squash
  • In-season fruits
  • Lentils, Beans, Peas, and Other Legumes
  • Nightshades: Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, and other vegetables
  • Cashews and Peanuts
  • Meats that are “Free-Range” and fed on corn
  • Milk Products with Casein A1
  • Grains

Healthy foods to include in your diet are: 

  • Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Olives
  • Yucca, sweet potatoes, and taro root
  • Leafy greens like romaine, green and red leaf lettuce,  mesclun, kohlrabi, spinach, butter lettuce, endive, parsley, fennel and seaweed/sea vegetables are other good sources of vegetables
  • Celery, Garlic, mushrooms, onion and asparagus
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