MS-Diet Support Group
|BEST BET DIET BOOK
|Legumes and the Best Bet Diet|
|by Trish Appelbe|
|What are legumes?|
| Legumes are the fruits or seeds of anything
that comes in a pod. There are a few difficulties
in correctly identifying the biological family
of a given food and in some cases, research
is revealing necessary changes. We will keep
this page as accurate as we can. Please help
us if you have comments or corrections.
|What foods come under this category then?|
| Beans - green beans, butter beans, broad
beans, all dried beans (soy beans,
Peas - green peas, split peas, chic peas, dried peas etc.
Peanuts and Carob are out too - they are both legumes.
Guar Gum is a legume.Try and obtain Xanthan gum if you need a stabiliser for your gluten free baking. Small amounts of Guar Gum are acceptable if unobtainable.
Gram flour used in Poppadoms (a Middle Eastern bread) is derived from Chic Peas which are a legume.
| Why are legumes not allowed on the Best Bet
| Along with other forbidden foods, legumes
contain proteins which can potentially
self-proteins in the body and lead
to the Central Nervous System, via
response. By avoiding the forbidden
dairy, eggs, gluten (wheat, barley,
rye and spelt) and legumes, we are
to heal a leaky gut (gut permeability)
ideally prevent intact food proteins
entering circulation. In addition,
of protein known as lectins are found
grains and legumes which increase gut
(Summarised from Multiple Sclerosis - Best Bet Treatment
by Ashton F. Embry.)
This means scanning ingredients in pre-packaged foods, to make sure they do not contain forbidden ingredients. Some gluten free bread and pizza mixes contain soy.
Soy sauce is out. Try worcestershire sauce or a tiny bit of sesame oil as a replacement.
Be especially careful with supplements. Many contain soy - especially some Vitamin E and CoQ10 capsules. Make sure your supplements are wheat/gluten, dairy, and soy free. An Elisa test will tell you if you should avoid yeast too, which is in a few supplements, although you can get the yeast free version.