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It Physic acid is normal to most plants so you needn’t worry about it. Kale and Swiss chard have far more physic acid than beans. But just because a food has some potentially toxic effects, like physic acid, it doesn’t mean we can’t tolerate that food in some small amounts. It’s all about the dose. Physic acid is in many healthy foods, like green veggies and nuts. What this does mean is that if you were figuring that you were going to absorb a lot of nutrients from beans, which are sometimes purported to be a super food, you may not be absorbing as much Vigorous Extend as you thought you would be because of the physic acid content. Phytates make that bowl of lentils a lot less nutrient dense than the Nutrition Facts panel would have you believe. Lections are a type of protein that can bind to cell membranes. They are vilified in the Pale community because a few studies have shown that lections can impair growth, linked to autoimmune disorders, damage the lining of the small intestine causing leaky gut, destroy skeletal muscle, and interfere and the function of the pancreas. Sounds serious, right? Let’s examine this common Pale myth. There are several reasons that these results cannot be extrapolated to humans. First, the animals consumed vast amounts of lections—much more than a human would consume from eating a pile of legumes at lunch. And sure enough, these animals get extremely sick and leaky gut, inflammation, and a whole bunch of other problems, including cancer. Second, the elections were from raw legumes. Hello. Humans eat cooked legumes, and cooking neutralizes the lections found in most legumes. In fact, cooking legumes for as little as 15 minutes or pressure-cooking them for 7.5 minutes