“Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.”
Thanks to CF New England for this…It answers the question that I get asked once a week.
DID YOU KNOW
…that uncooked kidney beans are toxic to humans, and their consumption causes severe gastroenteritis, vomiting and diarrhea? There are numerous accounts in the medical literature reporting outbreaks of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract), nausea, vomiting and diarrhea associated with eating raw kidney beans28. Similar to virtually all other legumes, red kidney beans cannot be consumed in their raw state because they contain boat loads of toxic compounds called antinutrients which may have both adverse and toxic effects in both humans and animals. These antinutrients include trypsin inhibitors, lectins, lathyrogens, saponins, alkaloids and certain compounds which cause favism and goiters29. Long soaking and cooking generally eliminates most of these compounds however as we have previously pointed out, small amounts of lectins, and other antinutrients still may remain even after cooking at high heat for 3-6 hours and may adversely affect people with autoimmune diseases30.
(From the Paleo Diet Newsletter).