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Beans How much daily?

Postby SharonA » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:14 pm

How many beans a day is safe to eat. I think Dr. McDougal said not to exceed 1 cup per day or calcium will leach from your bones.
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Re: Beans How much daily?

Postby Trinity » Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:47 pm

Hi SharonA,

Whole-food plant protein (like beans, as opposed to soy protein isolate or something) won’t leach calcium from your bones like animal protein can. But, too much protein can overwork your kidneys. Also, Dr. McD recommends an average of a cup of beans a day, so it’s OK to have 3 cups in one day if you don’t eat any beans for the next couple of days. I hope this answered your question.
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