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Old 04-22-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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just a little confused here after reading a bunch...green beans are NOT Paleo, correct?
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Yeah since they are a legume!
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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Technically no, but I'm no purist so I eat about a pound of green beans a day.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:50 AM   #4
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but they do have the same effects as other legumes; just as hard to digest, swelling stomach, etc.?
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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Uh . . .

"green beans" = "string beans" (e.g., Kentucky Wonder) http://henryfields.com/product.asp?pn=11583 (wfs link to an example) = vegetable = paleo (as far as I know)

"beans" = pinto, red, black, etc. (as commonly used in Americanized versions of Mexican food) = legume = technically not paleo.

High starch content, and high fiber, produces the issues raised by Leah. For some, the high fiber is seen as an advantage. For others, the issue of "anti-nutrients" such as phytic acid makes the whole legume family a no-go.

Google "+legume +antinutrient" and you'll come up with stuff like this:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=1 1198165&dopt=Abstract

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Old 04-23-2007, 01:15 PM   #6
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so im gonna conclude here that green beans are paleo
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:21 PM   #7
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Cool!

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Old 04-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #8
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David,

"Nevertheless, inositol hexaphosphate is receiving increased attention owing to its role in cancer prevention and/or therapy and its hypocholesterolaemic effect." From your link. Care to translate?
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:13 AM   #9
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Uh . . . I just post 'em, doesn't mean that I understand 'em.

It would appear that the compound (inositol hexahposphate (inositol is a particular fatty acid, I believe, and, I assume this means it's bound to six phosphate ions (whaterver the signficance of that is))), has been observed / hypothesized to play a role in cancer prevention and cholesterol reduction ("hypo" as a prefix = "low").

Beyond that, I'm as ignorant as the day is long . . .
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