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eating lots of beans, safe??

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:12 am
by squat_gnome
Hello

I am not vegan. but i get most of my calorie and protein from vegan foods.

I eat these daily:

1 cup red kidney beans
1 cup chickpeas
1 cup mung beans
1 cup lentils
1 cup barley

I soak them all at least one day prior, and then discard the soaking water and rinse before boiling them.
Will I be safe eating all this big amount of beans and legumes?

Re: eating lots of beans, safe??

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:11 pm
by vege
good choice of beans! barley is grain, not legume. But never mind, it is a very good grain!
If you don't feel bloated, don't worry.

Re: eating lots of beans, safe??

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:20 am
by superman1234
Why would it not be safe? Everything cooked well, until "soft" (not undercooked)?

Re: eating lots of beans, safe??

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:42 pm
by squat_gnome
yes, cooked very well. but i still feel a little bloated. am i safe in the long run?

Re: eating lots of beans, safe??

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:46 pm
by Fallen_Horse
Do you eat lots of fruits and veggies? I have heard of excess fiber preventing absorption of nutrients in the body, but if you are chewing thoroughly and getting your veggies, then I don't imagine a problem coming up.