2 Big reasons to stay away from grains and legumes

Lectins and phytates are anti-nutrients found in grains and legumes.

Certain lectins can cause leaky gut syndrome by damaging the small intestines allowing undigested proteins to enter the bloodstream. Gluten, a sub-class of lectin, can cause digestive and immune disfunction. A large portion of the population has a gluten sensitivity and doesn’t know it. Phytates can cause an inflammatory response and when consumed in excess, they bind to minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium, preventing our bodies from absorbing these important minerals. According to the Primal Blueprint, while whole grains have more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than refined grains such as white bread, they have more anti-nutrients (gluten, phytates, and lectins). 

Lectins permanently attached themselves to the sugars that line your cells. They are compounds from plants  such as beans, nuts and grains.

Focus on eating foods we evolved eating. The healthiest foods are meat, fish, chicken, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds.

Try our November No Grains and Processed foods Challenge

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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program.  I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.

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Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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