Are All Lectins Bad? (and what are lectins, anyway?)

The word “lectin” is often misused within the Paleo community. You’ll hear phrases like “grains are bad because they’re full of lectins”. While this is basically true, not all lectins are bad.

Lectins are a large class of carbohydrate-binding proteins found in all forms of life, including the human body. Many types of receptors embedded in the cells in our bodies are lectins.

In plants, the roles of lectins are still being identified . . .

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