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C-Los

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Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:11:18 am »
Hey peaps

Gone vegetarian and I started incorperating beans/legumes into diet......as a result I got diarrhea! Also a possible contributing factor....I took all dairy and bread out of diet and put alot of fruits and vegetables in their place at the same time as I incorperated beans.

Fallen back into old eating to get some relief from the squirts.

Has anyone else experienced something similar? Im not sure if its just the beans/legumes or its because I changed to many things in my diet at once?

Experiences and advice welcome

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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 02:49:16 pm »
I had a somewhat similar situation. Soaking the beans seems to help a little as well as slowly incorporating them. I just completely took them out of my diet all together mainly because I'm not a big fan.
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 04:40:57 pm »
Your gut definitely has to get used to it.  Many people have to transition over several weeks. 

Also, you will always have an upper limit on beans and legumes, especially legumes imo, as to how much you can eat daily.  If you get too much, they will take out even the most seasoned of warriors.

Quinoa, organic rice and a mixture of fruit and veges in the blender are great additions as well. 

I don't know what your diet was like before, but you may have gone from 10-15 grams of fiber per day to 60+.  Your colon is expressing surprise.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 06:43:28 pm by PeakT »
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 09:21:53 pm »
One other comment:  there are weird things that will cause actual diarrhea, such as fructose intolerance if you're suddenly eating fruit for example, and/or various bowel disorders  But, generally, it's just your intestines going, "Oh crap!  (no pun intended) What is all this?"

It would be no little different than if you suddenly started taking a bunch of Metamusil. 

Remember:  you do want a couple of bowel movements per day. 

Also, fiber has done VERY well in the studies.  I hope to do a page on that sometime soon.  It's downright miraculous.  (I mean fiber in a natural, whole foods diet of course.)

One last thing:  I have heard of people having a "putrid bowel" depending on thier dietary history.  It may take some time to heal if this describes you...
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 11:05:56 am »
Thanks for the feed back guys. That is quite helpful.

I was already thinking it was due to the fiber. I would say before I went vegetarian my diet was fairly clean, eating veges and fruit a fair amount anyway.

As for the quantity of the beans, based on the macros im trying to hit for the day about 100 g (about 3.5 Oz for you not metric system people) gives me a good 20 grams protein, doesnt feel like a whole lot to eat.

A reasonable quantity? How much do you guys eat?

I had not been soaking, just cooking in a pressure cooker, so will try soaking and see if that helps

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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 04:12:16 pm »

As for the quantity of the beans, based on the macros im trying to hit for the day about 100 g (about 3.5 Oz for you not metric system people) gives me a good 20 grams protein, doesnt feel like a whole lot to eat.

A reasonable quantity? How much do you guys eat?


Lol!  Man, I never know what I'm gonna talk about on this forum next.  And you guys wonder why I stay anonymous, eh?

Well, this isn't something I usually share, but I built myself up to eat a cup of (uncooked) beans per day.  I can't go much above that because I've got four other people living in the house besides myself.  I don't have the luxury of increasing this nice, clean source of protein and fiber - I have to think of the whole family after all.

If I was a telecommuting single, I could probably do another cup or two. :\
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 04:28:09 pm »
I use to eat a cup of beans a day as well. I stick to about 1/2 cup(uncooked) a day as well now. Don't know how to season them to get a good flavor so I stopped.  :(

But anyways just give it some time and see how you do  :)
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 06:06:45 pm »
I usually do black beans.  You can them in a rice cooker by simply running them through the rice cooker twice.  Then you put them in the blender, add water to the top of the beans and blend.  I forgot to add that you add garlic and salt into the rice cooker (and chili powder if you want to). 

This basically makes a pretty decent bean dip with very minimal effort.  My sons like it too amazingly enough and I've got some picky eaters in this house...
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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 07:35:41 pm »
OK, thanks for that guys. That gives me a good idea of where I should begin

Will start on 1/2 a cup and work my way up to 1 cup

Thanks for the recipe idea Peak T, will give that a go too

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Re: Beans/legumes and diarrhea
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 08:49:53 pm »
Walmart has $14 rice cookers.  (And hopefully they've got the toxic chemical out of the teflon!)
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