Let's face it, our bodies aren't used to an oil free, plant based diet. We're used to focusing our meals around fatty meats, cheese, white starches (as in pasta and rice), and keeping the grains, veggies, and legumes on the "side dish" portion of the plate. I read an article recently where someone inquired about the change that would take place in our digestive system when we switched to a totally plant based diet. As one possible cause for the discomfort someone suggested that the enzymes created in our intestines to break down the food would change since they were so used to the onslaught of fats, oils and sugars.
I'm not doctor, but I do know that over time the symptoms will subside. A friend of mine recently asked me about this and I inquired as to what a typical day would be. I was impressed that it was a pretty vegetable laden diet and beans weren't mentioned much, so the the theory addressed in the title of this post goes out the window. Here's what I said:
Just mix up all of the different types of food you can eat during the day. You won't get bored and your body will thank you.