infographic on dietary lectins

Read your labels and know the source of your food! Lectins are in so many things! Here’s why you should avoid:

Lectins are a protein that plants use to defend themselves,” Dr. Gundry explains. “Not all plants want to be eaten—they actually have lives.” He explains that when animals eat produce with lectins, it makes them sick so they don’t eat them again. When some people eat them, they may feel the same way, but will usually pop a painkiller or antacid in response to their symptoms.

Dr. Gundry says that lectins have also been linked to sadness in animal studies. “When they’re digested into the belly of a rat, it becomes really depressed and just sits in the corner”.