Grains and vegetables, protect plants against predators and diseases with special substances. For the human digestive system, they are inappropriate and make us sick, says a US nutritional medicine. He has to be right?
People who eat daily vegetables, fruit and whole-grain products, eat very healthy, so the General opinion was – and is thus potentially a dangerous misconception, is fat and sick. Of Steven R. Gundry, is in any case, the American cardiologist and nutritionist Steven R. Gundry, convinced, as he States in his Bestseller, “The Planning Paradox”, since this year, also as a German version available (: “Evil vegetables. As healthy food can make us sick,“ Beltz). Get the book “Evil vegetables: How healthy foods make us sick” at Amazon!
Plants use Lectins for defence
Responsible for the adverse effect of the supposedly healthy food Lectins. These are certain proteins that the plants have developed the defense, in order to stay away from fungi, bacteria, and parasites spared. In fact, Lectins have a similar effect to antibiotics, and can be, especially in their raw state, poisonous.
The people can damage the materials
Lectins make about green potatoes and raw beans are inedible . The best-known lectin is Gluten, many avoided as it can lead to intestinal inflammation and celiac disease. Gluten, as an adhesive protein is known, illustrates the negative properties of the Lectins especially impressive: These proteins are very binding-friendly, bonding with cells and tissues, preferably, in the intestine. The mucosa cells change, the intestinal wall is permeable to pollutants, which in turn can make the whole organism sick.
Sick by Lectins – from Alzheimer’s to rheumatoid
But it’s not just celiac disease goes back to the harmful effects of Lectins. The proteins bind to red blood cells, thicken the blood, promote atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. Many other diseases of civilization explains Steven Gundry, with the negative effect of the Lectins.
Because you can actually dock in all the tissues, including the pancreas, joints, bronchi, nerves, brain, and the immune system as intruders to attack, would for vehicle-immune diseases: Diabetes, Arthritis, and rheumatism, Asthma, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
These foods are rich in Lectins
The doctor is propagated, therefore, a diet that is as free as possible of Lectins (LFE, lectin free diet). The Negative list of lectin-rich foods contains, among other things, the following:
- Potatoes and potato products
- Beans and legumes
- Vegetable oils
Fish and meat Steven Gundry, dispensed also to a large extent, or restrict the consumption, at least – because farmed animals are fed mainly with Maize and soybean. Both types of food naturally contain Lectins. They are genetically modified, they may provide even more of it, in order to protect the plants from pests is even better. With the feed you get to the animal and in the meat that comes on the plate.
So you eat lectin free
The negative list is long, but there is also a whole range of foods that contain little or no Lectins. The Positive list of desired food proposes, among others:
- Coconut oil
- Coconut milk
- Tigernut Flour, Chestnut Flour
- Dark Chocolate
- Cream cheese
- Goat cheese
- Crustaceans, fish (rare)
- certain varieties of fruit, of berries, in small quantities (Apples, pears, blue, raspberries, Kiwi, plums, peaches, citrus fruits)
- Cabbage all varieties
- Meat (not more than 125 grams per day)
- Sweeteners, such as erythritol, Stevia, xylitol
- 1 glass of red wine per day
Of course, all products should be from organic cultivation or rearing, so the best organic quality.
Lectin free diet – a new fad diet or serious prevention and therapy?
At first glance, the impression in order: fructose, Gluten and carbohydrates are now to be Lectins, the bad nutrients, lead to Obesity and make you sick. But the impression is deceptive. Probably Steven Gundrys observations should be taken seriously. There is some evidence for his theses:
- As has been known for some time that Lectins are unfavorable, nutritional science, therefore, even “anti-nutrients”. However, the consequences for diet plans and diets, had little of this fact until now.
- First studies show that Lectins can be used in connection with rheumatism, and Parkinson’s disease.
Larger study can bring to the topic of how much Lectins are Overweight, and diseases, are missing, however (still). However, Steven Gundry has decreased in the self-experiment in this way, 35 kilograms within a year, and at the same time, his high blood pressure is lowered, the Arthritis was gone.
Around 1,000 patients in the doctor treated on the basis of this positive experience with the LFE. 200 of them he has observed in the context of a study. Over six months, the patients all had cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, are malnourished, according to this diet. After the completion of the investigation, your heart function and blood values had improved significantly.
Conclusion: a fad diet, it would, therefore, not act. However, LFE is not very easy to integrate into everyday life, the usual diet plan must be fundamentally transformed. But for that to happen as easily as possible, the doctor in his new guide on the “Evil vegetables” lots of tips and easy to fine recipes.
Steven R. Gundry: “Evil Vegetables. As healthy food can make us sick,“ Beltz, 19,95 Euro