Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Reason to Dislike GMO's

Your health is put at higher risk through GMO's due to lectins. What are lectins?

They are a plants' natural defense mechanism preventing over consumption by pests be they animal or insect. Grains and legumes are the best examples of plants with naturally higher amounts. That is why so many people have digestive issues with those foods and any food prep involving soaking, fermentation, and sprouting help lessen the lectins you consume. Oh, and you raw food folks - guess what? Cooking reduces lectins too.

Now we find out that part of the process used to make GMO plants less desirable by insects are making them less digestible by humans. Companies that modify plant genetics increase the amount of lectins for pest control.

There is an article at Mark Sisson's blog that goes into greater detail if you interested.

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