So alright, there is one pea protein powder on the market that is far too espensive for me that claims that during the process of extracting the protein from the peas, the antinutrients are removed, thus, it is "paleo friendly" (or in reality,... (more)
Recently I've been thinking that maybe most of the health problems experienced in industrialized societies can be summed up in one idea: malnutrition. I know that some Paleos demonize grains, legumes, etc. But maybe the reason they seem to be... (more)
There seems to be hundreds of questions concerning oxalate-rich food (such as spinach, but also sweet potatoes), but I didn't find a satisfactory answer somewhere regarding if you should avoid eating spinach or such on a daily basis. We already... (more)
What do you think about this article concerning White Potatoes? http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-white-potatoes-paleo/ I know if your goal is weight loss then White Potatoes should be avoided along with white rice and any starch for faster... (more)
Egg whites have a number of anti-nutrients (http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/paleo-diet-q-29-january-2010-update-on.html) For people like me who have trouble with digesting eggs, is there any way to deactivate these anti-nutrients? It... (more)
I was listening to a podcast with Paul Jaminet and he basically stated that the dry heat processing that's used with many industrial "foods" doesn't actually destroy WGA. I've also heard Kurt Harris say that he's seen literature that indicated WGA... (more)
I'm interested in making a list of how to best absorb specific nutrients. Whether or not we always want to best absorb each nutrient is debatable, but I think putting this information together could be really beneficial. I started with iron and... (more)
Grains want to kill us with lectins, phytates, glutens, etc Vegetables and fruits want to kill us with oxalates, fructose, salicyclates, etc. Tubers with saponins Legumes contain a nice arsenal of anti-nutrients Fish with mercury Meat with... (more)
So, we all know why we are Paleo/Primal/lacto-Paleo. We know why we eat the way we do (for the most part). So can we get a little more specific about anti-nutrients? What are they? Do they have names? Do they not have names because that... (more)
As the question suggests, I was in Whole Foods looking for some white rice. I wanted to try organic, which limited my options a bit. There was long-grain white, Jasmine, and a few other varieties. I'm particularly interested if any type of rice... (more)
I have purchased sprouted seeds at the store but they are extremely expensive. I'd love to learn to do this myself at home with seeds and nuts. I can't find a good source of information on exactly how to do it. All I seem to be able to locate are... (more)
I have come across this data: http://foodquality.wfp.org/FoodNutritionalQuality/AntiNutritionalFactors/tabid/117/Default.aspx? Are there any foods that DO NOT contain anti-nutrients? Do all foods have something that is inherently inedible?... (more)
From what I've been reading, the anti-nutrients and chemical defenses of fruits & veggies are commonly in the skin. Would it have been better for me to remove the skin from this butternut squash before tossing it in the pressure cooker... (more)
I didn't prepare lunch today which is normally two chicken breasts, broccoli and half an avocado. So today I had to grab something at the local sandwich shop. I opted for a brown bread sandwich with chicken breast and salad. I did though have the... (more)
If the food is pre-made I would have put the chicken breast from the sandwich on the salad and tossed the bread. Otherwise I would have asked them to put the chicken on a salad directly.
I have some corn flour that has been treated with lime water. This is supposed to break down the kernel and help increase the bioavailability of many of the vitamins, especially B3. If I were to take this flour (also called masa harina) and soak... (more)
How bad is it really before you do some convoluted treatment? In my mind, corn flour isn't all that bad. Not something to center one's diet on, but not something that so bad on its own.
So, does anyone know if peeling sweet potatoes gets rid of a significant amount of antinutrients or anything like that? Is there a saponin issue like there is with white potatoes? I don't particularly like the peel so I do it anyway just to be... (more)
Peeling them is necessary. I don't know why exactly, but I was told the peels are poisonous and since they're a really common food here, I trust the advice. I've never seen anyone eat them.
I recently finished Robb Wolf's book, and unfortunately, although he mentioned getting to re-introducing grey area foods later, I either missed that section or he didn't get to it. From his explanation of grain composition, white rice, having... (more)
Does any-one know of any paleo/traditional methods to reduce the oxalate content of foods or of any other methods to offset their effects? Most of my staple vegetables- spinach, but also carrots (and also chocolate!)- are quite high. Would the... (more)
Assume that the person does not believe in Evolution. Yes thats something else we need to work on. but bear with me. I need the 130word quicksell on why wheat is bad. Assume they have no previous knowledge of lectins, phytic acid, gluten, WGA,... (more)
A lot of paleo thinkers seem to be rather sceptical of plants by default, preferring to 'eat food that can't defend itself after it's dead,' and assuming that plants are essentially out to get us, using whatever chemical means they can to stop us... (more)