Are grains and legumes bad for you as the Paleo diet would suggest?

Danielle Z.
No, they provide carbohydrates, protein and minerals that my body needs. Diets are personal. Each of us needs to know what works for our body, our lifestyle and what our environment provides.
Aid Q.
That depends on your blood sugar level, if you are not diabetic and you body process sugar how it should, you really don't have to worry about grains and legumes. But if you are a type 2 diabetic, it would help you to cut your carbohydrates intake to 50 grams per day. Carbohydrates are not vital for you, they are just energy that you can get from other sources as well.
Debra G.
don't know much about paleo but it depends on your body type. I do know that grains and legumes are really good for health.
Lilou Q.
No, they make up an important part of a balanced diet. Dieticians and scientific evidence agrees.
Maureen J.
I am a vegan so I do disagree that legumes and grains are bad for you. Legumes are a great source of protein and so are certain grains like farro and quinoa. I’m 100% for a plant based diet over paleo (I did try whole 30 and plant based has worked better for me, personally.) With that said I think every body is different. The thing that really triggered me feeling bad was dairy and meat. I just feel really drowsy and slow when I eat those. Whole grains and legumes don’t do that for me at all.
Tobias Z.
No, they aren’t. Grains have a bad reputation because sometimes they are over processed, and those are the kind of grains you want to avoid (white bread, for example). But whole grains are in fact very good for you. They’re a good source of protein, as are legumes. Just remember that there have been tons of short-lived fad diets over the years: we’ve said that eggs give you bad cholesterol, which they don’t; we’ve said that fruit is bad for you, which it most definitely is not. Science is never settled. So my advice is to just eat clean and organic. That’s all there is to it. 😉
Elfi X.
No, you are not a caveman as we have thankfully evolved. While grains are okay. Complex carbs are the problem, processed carbs like bread, pasta etc.

Vegan is really the way to go. Good for you, good for the environment, good for the starving children, and def for the animals💚✌

Tadeusz F.
Your body needs all food groups to function properly including protein, fats and carbohydrates. Legumes provide not only carbohydrates but protein and (very important) dietary fibre, and are a great choice. When choosing grains always try for a wholegrain option as these contain more fibre and nutrients than highly refined (white) options. Other great carbohydrate options are potato (can provide good resistant starch to feed the gut), sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot, beetroot and corn. Any restrictive diet can be difficult to maintain long term and should be carefully considered to ensure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs.
Charles O.
If you stict to a strict Paleo plan, then yes, legumes and grains are off limits. However, they are better for you than a twinkie. I try just to avoid processed foods as best as I can. I don't like legumes so they are easy to avoid. I try to stick to sprouted wheat bread if I need a grain product or am craving a kind of sandwich.
Garance Z.
From what I understand its yes and no. Processed grains are not good for us, but in the whole form like oats in oatmeal they are ok. I am not as sure about the legumes. I do know they have a high amount of undigestable fiber that can cause issues.
Gustav Z.
The idea of Paleo diet is that we haven't changed much compared to our ancestors and therefore should eat like them. This seems logical, but if you need to consider that our ancestors often died before turning 60 and most before 50. So in general I think that the Paleo diet only makes some sense and not completely. Also, I don't think it matters so much where you get your nutrition from, as long as you get enough of the right ones. So no, grains and legumes are not bad for you. Just keep in mind that to much of everything has consequences.
Johnny O.
Grains and legumes are good for you
Carl W.
In my opinion, no. But at this point in my life I am over fad diets that aren’t sustainable for a person their whole life. Would you really want to give up bread forever just because a cave person hadn’t figured out how to bake yet?
Dwayne E.
No.Legumes and grains are excellent to add into diet as it is a great source of fibre and helps keep the heart healthy.
Vanessa E.
Depends very much on how processed they are and your individual dietary needs. Generally it is smart to stick with mainly items your great grandma would recognize as food. The closer to the sun as an energy source the better. Worry more about making your gut healthy than anything else.