Lectins are a type of protein found in all forms of life, including plants, animals, and bacteria. They are found in a variety of plant-based foods, including grains, legumes, and some fruits and vegetables.

Lectins can cause an immune response, which can lead to inflammation and other health problems. They can also bind to carbohydrates in the digestive tract, which can interfere with the absorption of nutrients.

Some people are more sensitive to the effects of lectins than others. Symptoms of lectin sensitivity can include digestive issues, headaches, joint pain, and skin rashes. If you think you might be sensitive to lectins, managing your intake can help improve your symptoms.

There are a few different ways to manage lectins in your diet. One is to avoid foods that contain high levels of lectins, such as grains, beans, legumes, and some vegetables.

Another is to cook these foods in a way that reduces their lectin content, such as boiling or soaking them. Finally, you can take supplements that bind to lectins and prevent them from causing problems.

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