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Doctor insights on: The Disadvantages Of Eating Beans

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Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is eating beans and rice everyday bad? Please advise!

Is eating beans and rice everyday bad? Please advise!

No: These are common staples of diets throughout humanity. In this country we have the privilege of incorporating these into a balanced diet with a broad spectrum of nutrients. ...Read more

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I was wondering is eating beans and rice everyday bad?

I was wondering is eating beans and rice everyday bad?

Nope: There is no harm in eating rice and beans everyday. The concern is always if a patient is eating an excessive amount of something because too much of anything can never be a good thing. ...Read more

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How much weight can a 16yr old lose in a week by just eating green beans, fresh beans and guavas?

How much weight can a 16yr old lose in a week by just eating green beans, fresh beans and guavas?

How many beans?: Beans are very nutritious. Whether a person gains weight, loses weight, or remains quite healthy, will depend on how many beans we are talking about. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of kidney, black and pintos beans bad for you? I make vegetarian chili and it lasts for 2 days, so I eat only that till it's gone.

Is eating a lot of kidney, black and pintos beans bad for you? I make vegetarian chili and it lasts for 2 days, so I eat only that till it's gone.

Beans and chili: 25 F ASKS: Is eating a lot of kidney, black and pintos beans bad for you? I make vegetarian chili and it lasts for 2 days, so I eat only that till it's gone. ANS: no but if you add a lot of salt or use canned beans with salt the salt my be at an unhealthy level. What is unhealthy? More that 2, 400 mg sodium per day unless you have family history of HTN then <1, 500 mg. Read you labels and see. ...Read more

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Can eating too many mung bean sprouts lead to weight gain?

Can eating too many mung bean sprouts lead to weight gain?

Yes: Eating too much of anything will lead to weight gain. Just because it's healthy or low fat doesn't mean you can eat an enormous amount. Everything you can eat has calories, except water. ...Read more

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Gave birth, want to loose weight. Eating beans and soup in a can everyday at lunch. Is this healthy?

Gave birth, want to loose weight. Eating beans and soup in a can everyday at lunch. Is this healthy?

Could be: Diets rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, largely plant-based and unprocessed are crucial to healthy weight loss. Beans and noncreamy soups are generally part of a healthy diet. I would suggest you make your own soups so you can control the salt, etc. ...Read more

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42yr old male, eating a lot of beans as good nutrition causes bloating, is that harmful, can it be preventable?

42yr old male, eating a lot of beans as good nutrition causes bloating, is that harmful, can it be preventable?

Use beano...: Beans cause gas because of undigestable sugars like raffinose get fermented by intestinal bacteria. Beano is a digestive enzyme supplement you can take at the time of eating beans that will aid in the digestive process and might reduce your gas. Good luck! ...Read more

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Something wrong with eating 1/2 cup sodium free beans (black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto) a day? I'm 18 5'9 male 166 lbs high bodyfat, tryin 2 lose lbs.

Something wrong with eating 1/2 cup sodium free beans (black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto) a day? I'm 18 5'9 male 166 lbs high bodyfat, tryin 2 lose lbs.

Excellent choice: Beans are an excellent food for trying to lose weight because they make you feel full and are a great source for many vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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There are a lot of purported health benefits associated with eating cacao or cacao nibs. I found these whole cacao beans at the grocery store. Why should I eat these as opposed to tastier chocolate?

There are a lot of purported health benefits associated with eating cacao or cacao nibs. I found these whole cacao beans at the grocery store. Why should I eat these as opposed to tastier chocolate?

To avoid sugar: Cacao has many proven health benefits but is bitter. Chocolate is basically cacao with added sugar. Sugar is toxic with many proven detriments. Thus, with cacao nibs you get all of the benefits without the downside of sugar. However, a good compromise is dark chocolate- at least 70% cocoa solids, but one with 85-90% cocoa solids is even better. See http://bit. Ly/1fnptkt ; http://bit. Ly/1gxkzhb. ...Read more

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Why does my stomac get upset after eating beans?

Why does my stomac get upset after eating beans?

Maldigestion...: Beans contain oligosaccharides - sugars - that humans cannot digest and therefore get passed through the gut to the colon where the bacterial flora break them down producing gas that results in bloating, gas and abdominal distress. Taking a digestive aid such as beano along with the beans may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that.

A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that.

? Choking vs allergy: This sounds like the child might have choked the food and food went to wrong passage i.e. Respiratory (lungs), known as aspiration. Sometime, food cause allergy and develop similar symptoms. If persist, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to suddenly be unable to digest beans, after eating them without issue for a lifetime?

Is it possible for a person to suddenly be unable to digest beans, after eating them without issue for a lifetime?

Yes: Of course our digestive system change all time so food that could be well tolerated before is no longer welcomed
so beans could cause bloating or it depend how it is cooked might not get digested and might come out the same way it gut in
you could be experiencing some thing we called spastic colon or irritable bowel syndrome simply watch what you eat food that you might like is no longer like you ...Read more

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I was eating edamame and I may have accidently inhaled a single edamame bean. How do I know if it went into my lungs? What are the symptoms?

I was eating edamame and I may have accidently inhaled a single edamame bean. How do I know if it went into my lungs? What are the symptoms?

Inhaled bean?: In the bean went into your lungs you may start coughing for no apparent reason in a few days. I doubt the bean could be visualized on an xray of the lungs. ...Read more

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I'm vegetarian and get most protein from beans. Can eating beans daily make my B12 levels get too high? Last test showed me at high end of range

I'm vegetarian and get most protein from beans. Can eating beans daily make my B12 levels get too high? Last test showed me at high end of range

Whoa: Beans contain zero B12 and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. Glad you at getting tested. Vegetarians have the moral high ground but if you do not supplement seriously you will ruin your health. A high-end B12 is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My vit b 12 is 825, down from 970, 6 months ago. I'm a vegetarian, but drink alot of milk and eat beans, although I stopped eating soy. Normal result?

My vit b 12 is 825, down from 970, 6 months ago. I'm a vegetarian, but drink alot of milk and eat beans, although I stopped eating soy. Normal result?

Yes: Actually a high normal level. The normal level is 200-900. I am sure you know that if you are a vegetarian, it is important to take a good multivitamin and B supplement. ...Read more

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My son is 21years old now and have been eating peanuts, soya bean drinks and other food supposedly forbidden for g6pd. Will all this effect him later?

My son is 21years old now and have been eating peanuts, soya bean drinks and other food supposedly forbidden for g6pd. Will all this effect him later?

Yes, Risk Remains: G6PD Deficiency; genetic disorder; a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are triggered by: foods (fava beans, ascorbic acid, soy), drugs (Sulfa), other (infections, moth balls, henna). The mild form is commonest & may produce no symptoms, even after exposure to triggers. However avoiding triggers is recommended because potential risk remains ...Read more

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Eating beans make my stomach upset. What can I do? I like beans

Eating beans make my stomach upset. What can I do? I like beans

Less+ beanie/gas X: You may want to cut down on how much at a time you eat and give yourself a dose of simethicone or beano/gas x before you eat them. ...Read more

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I've fibroids, is eating edamame (soy beans) good or they will cause fibroids to grow large since theory are photo estrogen which mimic estrogen? Help

Unless you eat: Ton of edamame -it will not make the fibroids grow if you have symptomatic fibroids you need to discuss with your OB the various options to treat them. ...Read more

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I gave my 2 yr old beans this afternoon he vomit them later at night just once he's fine no fever he's eating normal, what caused him to vomit?

I gave my 2 yr old beans this afternoon he vomit them later at night just once he's fine no fever he's eating normal, what caused him to vomit?

Bad beans?: I'm glad he's doing well after vomiting. He may have had a bad batch of beans, and his body decided to get rid of it fast. As long as he is eating and drinking normally, and he is acting himself, there should be nothing more to worry about. Sometimes stress and changes can cause kids to vomit, but it doesn't seem to be the case. If he continues and/or starts to feel sick, go see his pediatrician! ...Read more