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Q&A: Canola Oil, Goat Yogurt, Pita Bread, Popcorn, Green Beans, and Condiments

These very good questions came in a recent email from a Paleo Plan reader. Here are her initial comments and her questions follow with my answers below them in italics. Thank you for helping those of us who have questions on allowed Paleo foods. I read thru the list of Q&A's and didn’t find my specific questions addressed. I started eating healthier today after reading The Paleo Answer this weekend. I finally understand the science behind not eating beans and grains. 1) Is … Continue reading

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Are Green Beans and Snow Peas Paleo?

Green beans, snow peas, green peas, and other green legumes encapsulated in pods are often questioned in the Paleo world. Are they Paleo? The short answer is yes, but here's why. When we say don't eat legumes, it's because legumes have certain anti-nutrients in them, like phytic acid and lectins. Phytic acid binds to the minerals magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron in your gut and removes them, unabsorbed, from your body. And lectins are sticky little suckers that can glom … Continue reading

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