For all those wondering why Paleo diets avoid “healthy” beans and peanuts, Whole9 recently ran a great article that links to several studies supporting their argument. The best thing is that they still manage to present it all in layman’s terms.
So legumes aren’t as awesome as the marketing might make you think. Is that really a good enough reason to ditch them altogether? Worse than simply being an inferior source of dietary protein and an unnecessary duplication of the dietary fiber supplied by the micronutrient-dense vegetables and fruit we recommend, legumes do have some major downsides – enough that we think you should keep them off your plate.
For more, check out the full article!