View Full Version : Living on Live foods - Legumes and Grains a no no?
02-27-2009, 09:01 AM
I'm reading the book "Living on Live foods" and last night I was reading the part about the 4 food groups and the food combining stuff.
I've been sprouting legumes and seeds and legumes seem to be listed as not part of the diet? But sprouts are listed as a vegetable? Should sprouted legumes not be eaten?
Also, I've seen people here mention soaked buckwheat and other grains but it also seems like grains aren't included? Although Alissa sells raw oatmeal right?
Or its just possible that I haven't read enough of the book yet.
02-27-2009, 10:51 AM
i don't know the answer to that but... i was reading arnold ehret's book on fasting yesterday and he said that legumes are mucus forming...
all i know is my body says no to them.
02-27-2009, 12:52 PM
There are different philophies on this....as on pretty much anything...
Some say no legumes and grains as their enzyme inhibitors can only be totally removed when cooked. Some say they are wonderful sprouted.
Personally, I don't use them, although I did when I first went raw.
02-27-2009, 05:45 PM
I am also really interested in this question. I'm having trouble with nuts even sprouted and fruit too and am wondering about getting calories in with sprouted legumes and grains inc wheat. I don't want to take steps backwards, I really felt amazing on raw for a long time. However, there just seems to be so much contrasting information. I suppose this is true for everything, after all you can read some opposing opinions on eating lots of fruits, nuts etc. The only thing I have ever found consistent information on is greens! If I could afford to live off only greens I would.
Sprouts are supposed to be EXTREMELY healthy. Didnt Ann Wigmore have fantastic results curing people? I know I feel much better for including alot of legume sprouts, but I have not yet tried grains. I tried to search for people living succesfully as sproutarians but did not find alot of information, is this because there aren't many/any?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.