Legumes are plants that are part of the Fabaceae family. They are critical for the agriculture industry as crops, and are used to replenish deficient soil. Importantly, large farmers use these legumes for crop rotation because they contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their roots.
Some examples of legumes include beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, peanuts, and lentils.
These are all supposed to be healthy foods right? Well not so fast, especially for people with acne or autoimmune diseases.
The reason that I am skeptical about legumes is because of their high concentration of seed storage proteins.
These seed storage proteins contain high amounts of the amino acids proline and glutamine, causing a tight barrel-like structure that is very difficult to digest. Indeed, this structure is the cause of many different food allergies and intolerances that our bodies might react to.
This is because in some people, immune system cells are told to react to proteins high in proline glutamine barrel structures, causing inflammation.
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