A friend was asking Michelle King Robson today "Can you tell me what is the lowest, moderate in activity, bean." Michelle turned to Lyn-Genet Recitas, an expert on inflammatory foods, who has helped Michelle greatly with adjusting her diet to her body.
Here is Lyn's response: "Chickpeas are lowest (but not a strong protein choice) Then pinto, pink, split pea and lentil. After that it's a hot mess.
If she's looking for a veg source of protein hemp seeds are AMAZING and freakishly tasty 3 tbsp has 11 grams of protein- 50% phosphorus and magensium, 25% zinc and 15% iron. Tastes a little like a cross between cheese and couscous with a slight nutty flavor. You can order online from Amazon- Nutiva is my fave brand.
Beans even if friendly will impair digestion if eaten more than once a day. Beans and grain are usually reactive but you don't need to have at the same meal for it to form a complete protein (you have 36 hrs). So maybe have rice at lunch for good carb energy and beans for dinner."
See Michelle speaking about her own experiences and how Lyn's program helped her: https://www.empowher.com/healthy-eating/content/reactive-foods-cause-inflammation
You can learn more about Lyn-Genet and inflammatory foods on Lyn's own website: http://lyngenet.com/