What are Lectins?


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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about Lectins. Lectins are proteins in certain foods that have a couple purposes and one is it acts as a survival mechanism to protect the plant. Lectin is considered a poison that keeps the insects away. It also helps the communication between the cells. When a person is sensitive to lectins, they could have an inflammatory condition that creates leaky gut which then can lead to autoimmune problem. He also talks about what would make someone more sensitive to lectins than others.

Foods High in Lectins:
• Beans
• Legumes (peanuts/soy)
• Whole Grains
• Nightshades (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes)
• Animal Products – animals who consumes grains

Lectin Sensitivity:
• Cruciferous Vegetables
• Leafy Greens
• EM – Effective Microbes (Good Probiotic) / Take it before you go to bed.

Hey guys i want to create a short video on Lectins. I want to make it really really simple Lectins are proteins in certain foods that have a couple of purposes. One is it acts as the survival mechanism to protect the plant. It actually keeps the insects away because lectin is kind of considered poisons to insect. Also helps the communication of the cells. The other problem is if the person is sensitive to lectins and they eat too much they could actually create an inflammatory condition of the gut they can actually can tear them up and it can create a leaky gut which then can lead to autoimmune problems. Because a lot of your immune system is in the intestines or around the intestines. So the foods that are very high in lectins are the beans, legumes, peanuts, soy, whole grains, nightshades not all of the vegetables but the nightshades, the peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, certain animal products also have lectins especially if the animal consumes grains but not grass fed. So you don’t have to worry about that. This is why it is important for the vegetarian or vegans if they are consuming beans or legumes to cook them properly, or ferment them, germinate them, soak them to try to lower lectins because it is definitely a big problem for people. Now I have another point from someone that said “Dr. Berg you are recommending all of these vegetables and I am lectin sensitive so how am I gonna do this?” Well first of all you are not gonna find many lectins in leafy greens so those are totally fine and you are not gonna find much lectins in cruciferous vegetables. That’s definitely not gonna be an issue. It is gonna be mainly in the nightshades, so you can just avoid those. And the last question is, what would make someone more sensitive to lectins than others? Well it has to do with your microbiome or your internal flora of your friendly bacteria. If you don’t have a good flora in your gut, you are gonna be more sensitive and that could happen after antibiotics or consuming GMO foods which have glyphosate that really disrupt the gut and I think that is one really big issue that
a lot of people don’t focus on. But as long as you are doing organic foods, you are doing healthy keto.

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