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Latest from Deeks - Lectins and Gut Health

By Christie Stuart Christie 6/11/2019 3:00 pm

Lectins are a very diverse class of sugar-binding protein chemicals that are found in all forms of life—animals, plants, and microorganisms, including humans. Both plants and animals evolved to use these chemicals. Plants evolved them for defence while animals evolved them for cell-to-cell communication.

Plant lectins, found in grains, are anti-nutrients because they block nutrient absorption. Every person who eats grains experiences low to high grade immune system inflammation and disruption to the function of gut cells. A Grain Free diet removes lectins found in wheat, barley and rye from your diet, aids in reducing gut inflammation, improves gut health and unloads your immune system.