Q & A

What are lectins?

  • Lectins are proteins that bind to carbohydrates and can cause leaky gut, food sensitivity, autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammation, and other conditions.

Is black pepper part of the nightshade family and should therefore be avoided?

  • No, they are peppercorns and are NOT nightshades.

What about fruit?

  • Only in season fruit is advised. Fruit contains fewer lectins when ripe. Out of season fruit picked before it has a chance to ripen contains higher amounts of lectins.