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What recommendations do you have for including fava beans in our diet for people with PD?

What recommendations do you have for including fava beans in our diet for people with PD? It is said that fava beans contain an L-dopa property.


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  • Chris H. moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Really interesting question, @clydee. I was actually able to find this study from the NIH about naturally occurring levels of L-dopa in fava beans here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3708185/. Fava beans are high in fiber as well! This would be a great topic of conversation during your next doctor’s appointment. Hopefully s/he will be able to make some dietary recommendations. Hope this helps provide some info. – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

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