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Quinoa

Is Quinoa Paleo?

Here's the deal with quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah"), since so many people seem to think it's totally different than a grain. If it looks like a grain and acts like a grain (not to mention tastes like a grain), it's a grain. And quinoa contains some anti-nutrients that other grains contain, such as phytic acid, lectins, and saponins. Read those links for more info on all of those anti-nutrients, but basically phytic acid binds to minerals in your gut and carries … Continue reading

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Reader Questions Answered

We received a couple great questions recently - one on the role of nuts in the Paleo diet, and Paleo Plan in particular.  The other is yet another continuation of our story of Barb, but it's on the importance of breakfast for weight loss.  Read on! Here's the first one on nuts. I noticed in the menu that there is a decent amount of nut products used. I, however, just read an article regarding the anti-nutritive properties of nuts and … Continue reading

grains & legumes

Why No Grains and Legumes? Part 1: Lectins

Recently my boyfriend has been straying from his normal Paleo ways because he feels that grain-laden cookies are more important than his overall health and longevity.  In the meantime, I'm faced with a gluten-free cookie and candy explosion every time I open our cupboard. The smell of them in their consumer-enticing packaging is sometimes more than I can bear when I'm reaching past them to get to my (sigh) bag of nuts and seeds. "Wait, why am I not eating … Continue reading

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