So what are Lectins?

Nutritionist Kylie McCarthy (Australia) provides some interesting information on a protein associated with grains that can have adverse effects on our health – lectins. “Lectins cause chronic inflammatory disorders including neurodegenerative disease, inflammatory bowel disease, infectious and autoimmune diseases and what is often embarrassing, wind. Lectins can dramatically reduce our immunity in a number of ways: through disruption of intestinal flora and destruction of our natural killer cells.  Natural killer cells are one of the body’s most important defences against viruses and other invaders and it’s these natural killer cells that are destroyed with the consumption of lectin-covered grains.” Readers will learn how to counteract the effects of lectins using certain supplements and cooking methods.

Full details in Issue 31 of Health Naturally Magazine