The Great Legume Shunning Debacle?
O-KAY...., to quote an ancient sage (YODA),
~~~~~~~~~~~~"Confused am I!"~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm following the MS Recovery Diet, so legumes are off
my list. Yet, it seems, not all beans/peas are created
equal....in fact, some are more equal than others. So,
either Orwell had MS, or some are getting fancy-dancy
with the rules here! (check out the recipe section of
If all legumes are intrinsically evil, how come some sources say:
1) Fresh green beans, peas, and sprouts are OK. Ditto
for their frozen compatriots.
2) Somehow, fermentation makes everything all better,
negating all those pesky properties
3) Soy beans seem to have equal tendril holds firmly on
both sides of the trellis (lucky them), being
near orbs of both distain and adoration. What's up
4) Legumes are absolutely foreboden, unless you later
find you can tolerate them?
SOOOooo, I get that one picks the diet that works for you,
pick-and-chose, ....yeah,.... yeah....
But, surely there are reasons founded in logic and
scientific evidence to be followed here, or we're looking
at the "Gumby Rules" of dietary engagement!
My question (and you already knew eventually I'd get
around to asking one) is:
Where do all of you bean abstainers, in all of their alleged
forms of glory, come down on this mind riveting
I've already given away (to good homes) all of my prized
dry bean collection...and the soy sauce with all of it's
derivatives...bannished from my pantry as well...sigh....
But, and it's a big one, is that I've held on to the canned green/
yellow beans (two bean salad), as well as the frozen green
beans and peas. I've also, wistfully, avoided the fresh bean
sprouts, and pea pods...hoping for a reprieve from on high,
ie: this forum.
So, what's the skinny here? Who's right, who's wrong,
and who's straddling the proverbial trellis? And most
"I'm not limping!! I'm just favoring each leg differently!!"