Are nuts, legumes or cereals prohibited food for autoimmune diseases?
Are nuts, legumes and whole grains recommended in autoimmune diseases?
Some experts recommend removing whole grains, nuts and legumes temporarily because they contain anti-nutrients (lectins, antitrypsin, amylase inhibitors, saponins and phytates), although almost all of these components are destroyed during soaking, cooking or some in germination.
If you choose to remove these food groups temporarily, the diet should be compensated by adding more avocado and quality oils, fresh coconut, seaweed and other foods rich in essential fatty acids and protein-rich foods.
In vegetarian diets, one should adequately calculate the diet to avoid protein deficiency. Introducing vegetable protein supplements if necessary.
How to reintroduce legumes and nuts?
It is recommended to reintroduce these foods one after the other to assess which feels good and what should be avoided (this should be evaluated by a physician and dietitian)
You can eliminate most of these anti-nutrients substances by soaking for at least 8 hours every grain and seed.
- Legumes and whole grains: they must have enough time to cook until thoroughly cooked (when they are not hard).
- Nuts: it is recommended roasting them lightly to destroy their anti-nutrients (Do not fry nor add salt).
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20 February, 2020