To Bean or Not to Bean

Beans have a lot of good things about them: they are high in nutrition and full of energy (carbs). One of the biggest problems is the presence of what are called Lectins, chemicals that are found in nature to prevent the beans from being foraged. In order to get rid of the toxic Lectins, beans must be thoroughly soaked and cooked before eating.

In my experience, beans are too much work for not enough reward. I can eat other vegetables and get much more nutrient density than I do with beans. Therefore, beans are nice to eat once in a while but they contain too many carbs for someone who wants to become fat and keto adapted. If you are going to eat them canned, stick to plain beans, like black beans.

Author: T Ross

I spent the first part of my life playing piano and composing music. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in music composition and cognitive science. Then I became a User Interface Engineer for four years. I moved home to Raleigh, NC to be closer to my family and began to freelance. On the side, I created a company called Elemental Nutrition & Wellness that uses interactive resource calculators to give people the tools they need to lose weight and boost nutrition. Now I have my own practice as a holistic nutritionist. I help people meet their weight loss goals by fostering self-motivation. You can reach me at

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