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  1. In reading the section on beans, it sounds like one of the main issues (excluding the phytoestrogen hormones on Soy) is that the high carbohydrate content causes gut-disrupting bacteria to grow and produce gas. My question is why is the high fiber and carbohydrate content of potatoes any different? Fruits and potatoes have a large degree of fiber and carbohydrates (potatoes more so on the starch front) but isn't the end-result the same? I would think if we are trying to reduce gut-disrupting bacteria, we'd need to remove potatoes and starchy fruit from the equation as well.
  2. We all know what they say about beans and their "magical" properties. Given that, how do you differentiate a true issue with beans/legumes from beans just being beans? Yesterday was my legume intro and my stomach wasn't awful, but it was quite gassy and I definitely felt VERY full for a while. I love beans and don't want to have to give them up!
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    Reintroducing Legumes

    I began whole 30, not for weight loss, but rather because of stomach pain... Before whole 30, I would eat a homemade Ham & Bean soup with no pain... Yesterday, I started reintroducing legumes and had some of said soup... However, by the end of the evening, I wound up with such pain in my stomach and I felt so sick! The only difference to the recipe -- I used dried beans instead of canned. Even though the beans were soaked overnight, and were cooking for hours and hours, the beans never really softened. Could this be the reason I had the stomach pain? Perhaps my stomach couldn't digest the beans because they were not soft enough??? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance! ~ Sheri