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Why not eat beans?

#1 Postby Bill » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:42 am

I've been learning about raw foods recently, and it really seems like the way to go.

One question I have though, is: why not eat beans?

Of course, I realize beans are cooked. But, it is not like when you cook a vegetable and partially ruin its nutrition.

Could anybody shed some light on this? Thanks!

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#2 Postby DV » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:07 pm

Bill,

In the past we've had a lot of raw foodists on this forum who could tell you the downside of cooked beans and grains. Some raw foodists sprout certain beans (mung comes to mind but others have toxins that need to be deactivated by heat). Some raw foodists also sprout grains. The majority of members on this forum eat cooked foods so we might not be the best source of info. There are several books and websites that could give you a satisfactory answer if you do some research.

Good luck with your food choices!

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#3 Postby Bill » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:12 pm

Thanks for the reply DV.

I read the posts in this section (Raw), and I think I will soon give sprouting a try. I also listened to the Raw Vegan Radio podcast by the "Sproutman", and that also peaked my interest.

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#4 Postby andesuma » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:27 pm

DV wrote:Bill,

In the past we've had a lot of raw foodists on this forum who could tell you the downside of cooked beans and grains. Some raw foodists sprout certain beans (mung comes to mind but others have toxins that need to be deactivated by heat). Some raw foodists also sprout grains. The majority of members on this forum eat cooked foods so we might not be the best source of info. There are several books and websites that could give you a satisfactory answer if you do some research.

Good luck with your food choices!



aw...heeey I'm still here!
occassionally :wink:



And I don't eat cooked food.
ESPECIALLY beans.


They hurt my tummy.

I am going to lump beans into the same catagory as grains on this one,
because I do believe they are more acidic to the human body,
than alkaline. And a major goal/point to eating raw food is to
eat as alkaline as possible. (although some acidity is completely
condusive to healing..)
There is just, nutritionally speaking, no reason to consume beans.

They are a survival food.
(just like rice and other grains)

Meaning that in times of famine, that is what you should be consuming
to survive; not when you have access to fresh foods.
Fresh is best!



Here are some websites to help you out:

www.living-foods.com
www.rawfoodexplained.com
www.curezone.com


:P

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#5 Postby veganpotter » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:27 pm

Everything has toxins...I say sprout beans. I've been doing it for a long time...before I even considered doing the raw food thing and I'm fine despite what I've heard about them...I've heard only a few ounzes of kidney beans would kill you...definitely not the case. I actually feel my best training while eating bean sprouts....I'd be eating them right now if I didn't get tired of dealing the washing them.

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#6 Postby Bill » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:32 pm

Thanks andesuma. I think that is what I was looking for.

I think I'll try sprouting my own beans pretty soon here. :D

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Re: Why not eat beans?

#7 Postby beforewisdom » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:58 am

Bill wrote:I've been learning about raw foods recently, and it really seems like the way to go.


Bill, why do you think that?

My apologies for offering unsolicited advice but I think you will get better results from your health and fitness efforts if you ask yourself the following questions:

- Who are the people giving me this advice?
- What credentials do they have?
- Are those credentials meaningful to the subject they are talking about?
- Why are those credentials meaningful to that subject?
- How do these people know what they claim to know?
- Do other people agree with them? Why? Why Not?
( repeat these questions for those "other people" )
- Is it possible that who got good results got them for reasons other than
what they think?

Cheers

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#8 Postby andesuma » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:07 pm

Bill wrote:Thanks andesuma. I think that is what I was looking for.

I think I'll try sprouting my own beans pretty soon here. :D



Awesome!
sprouted beans do taste interesting, kind of plain and sweet.
Especially garbanzoes.

Let us know how it goes...
:D



And also, with raw foods, just listen to your body.
It is the best indicator of your health & wellbeing, it's also much
better at knowing how to be/& become healthy than your mind :wink:

But absolutely do your research, always. From as many sources
as you can get your hands on.
May I recommend works by both Dr.Gaberial Cousens (www.treeoflife.nu), and Dr. Fred Bisci .

Good Luck in your quest for health :P

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#9 Postby Sir Veganism » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:14 pm

Many raw foodists believe that unsprouted beans are harmful to human health, and are unatural. But most believe sprouted beans are healthy, however :) .
Become vegan, and enjoy better health.

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#10 Postby oregonisaac » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:04 pm

I have decided there is no right answer, no perfect way or eating, and there are various factors I weigh in my diet.

Proper nutritional balance.
Taste and ease of preparation.
Cost.

There is so much information out there about how to eat...blood types, ayruvedic system, oxydative type, etc....

Then there is the question of what is your goal? For example, if boxing was the most important thing in my life, then even though eating large amounts of food might not be beneficial to health in one sense, it may be the only way to reach my dreams and be happy and therefore is clearly more healthy.

So, in a sense, food for me is a means to an ends once again.

PS - Sprouted large beans (like kidney beans) are not good for eating from what I have read and tried.
PPS - If you are worried about keeping protein high enough for weight lifting or something like that, it makes a lot more sense to me to eat some cooked beans than a bunch of "raw" nuts.
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#11 Postby veganpotter » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:05 pm

I've sprouted many large beans...kidney beans being one of my favorite and supposedly the worst toxic...I'd be long dead if that were true. Really the only sprouted bean I've had and not liked is black beans.

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#12 Postby bpmojo » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:12 pm

yea i was excited to try to make some raw black beans for a burrito or something, but then I read that they are not good tasting/for you when they are sprouted so I guess Ima gonna cook em up. (currently sprouting )


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