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by 0 · January 06, 2014 at 10:01 PM

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)

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Iain 0 · January 06, 2014 at 9:48 PM

@ron231 can I ask what pea protein you use?

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by 289 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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)

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Andy_16 0 · July 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Malnutrition is probably at the root cause of many of our health problems. Also, it's presence I think is do to the modern processing of food, and also the selective breading and genetic modification of many plant species (basically making them... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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)

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Michelle_41 0 · April 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I would say that, on average, spinach in particular would result in a net loss of minerals, because it is SO high in oxalate. Most (though not all) other oxalate-containing foods are nowhere near this high. As for your other questions, I'll tackle... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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)

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Scratch 0 · April 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

White potatoes don't have antinutrients, compounds that block your body's absorption of nutrients. They can contain a chemical called solanine, which may cause joint pain or other problems in sensitive individuals. Solanine develops in the skin... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Knock sense into me with words, not fists.

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April_S_ 0 · January 16, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Oxalic acid is a naturally occurring chemical found in some foods but the amount we normally eat in foods is not enough to poison us. In large amounts, yes oxalic acid is poisonous. But unless you have some medical condition like hyperoxaluria,... (more)

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by 3979 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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)

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Matt_11 0 · September 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

No food wants to be eaten. There's all sorts of cross reactivity between human protein and plant/animal proteins/compounds. It's just silly to fret obcessively over tiny potential interactions between our bodies and food. Humans are resilient and... (more)

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by 427 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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)

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November 0 · September 02, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I'm not sure about it's destruction, but this article explains a lot about why it's 'tough.' http://towncenterwellness.com/announcements/dangers-of-wheat-germ-agglutinin-wga/ (I hadn't really heard about WGA, and didn't know what it was, so I... (more)

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by 12642 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good gut biota FTW.

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by 806 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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)

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Rob_20 0 · August 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM

You forgot to scare people off eggs.

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by 523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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)

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Chinaeskimo 0 · July 14, 2012 at 5:02 AM

An anti nutrient is something that inhibits a nutrient from being used from the body. For example, phytic acid, which is found in bran and seeds, binds to zinc and iron, carrying them out of the body before they can be absorbed. Other anti... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

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)

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Violet 0 · June 20, 2012 at 2:55 AM

From: http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=2814 Glycemic index of rice varieties. The GI of rice is largely determined by its amylose levels, not its fibre content. The varying amylose content of different rice varieties is why this grain shows such a... (more)

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by 281 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

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)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 04, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I thought you only soaked nuts, not sprout them, but apparently its possible, but not easy: http://www.growyouthful.com/recipes/sprouts.php Beans/Seeds however are sproutable. I found this link (I thought there should be tons because I'm... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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)

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Dave_S_ 0 · May 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

All of them. There is something problematic about all food. All plants have at least some phytate. All meat has at least some n6. But, the dose makes the poison. A little cyanide never hurt nobody. ;) The more manufactured it is, the more... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · May 09, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Someone else on the internets already hacked the butternut squash (so to speak): How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash They use a peeler; I've also used a knife without much trouble. (more)

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by 8574 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · December 06, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Get the sandwich and toss the bread.

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by 589 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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)

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jj_2 0 · March 25, 2012 at 2:02 AM

I'll be honest... personally it does worse things to my gut that gluten. So I avoid it, no matter how traditionally prepared. Then again, I do OK on WAPF style soaked beans which I know messes other people up. Try it and see.

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by 2797 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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)

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garymar 0 · October 18, 2011 at 12:54 PM

God how I love potatoes! Actually tubers. I boil a cut up mess of them, then fry in coconut oil/ghee/butter and season heavily. End up adding Japanese black vinegar for a tangy taste! My personal hash browns concoction. But it's the combination... (more)

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by 1037 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

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)

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ben61820 0 · April 29, 2011 at 1:06 AM

I don't have celiac. I don't know if white rice has been stripped of all it's protein either. But I cam say that I eat it maybe once per week. Only started about one month ago but haven't had any issues. It's definitely the only grain I eat. I use... (more)

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by 15583 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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)

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Paul_1 0 · December 14, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Well, I followed a hint on the Wikipedia page and googled around for Oxalobacter formigenes, a gut bacterium that is said to be able to break down (or "metabolize," whatever) oxalate. The main threat of oxalate is that it binds easily with... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

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)

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archaea 0 · June 05, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Wheat doesn't want to be eaten: it contains substances that irritate your gut lining so it becomes inflamed. An inflamed gut can't absorb other nutrients properly, and may also allow toxic substances to leak into your system.... (more)

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by 15583 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

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)

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dzone 0 · April 17, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Here's a counterargument to the "modern fruit is nothing but candy compared to undomesticated fruit": http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2010/03/paleo-basics-how-much-sugar-in-wild.html Isn't all this paranoia over fruits and vegetables getting pretty... (more)

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by 2423 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

That is the question.

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 08, 2010 at 11:52 PM

http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2009/09/primal-potatoes-part-2.html "The skin of Potatoes would not be eaten by paleolithic ancestors as it would be burnt when cooking in the ashes." It's also where almost all the antinutrients are. Get your... (more)