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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hey all- Relatively new to the Paleo Diet but am so happy with the results so far.  My question is: if you eat a moderate amount of fruit in a day, do you need to watch the fats you then take in? Are the sugars in the fruit going to... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I've heard some say nuts are the "junk food" of the paleo diet - any truth in that? And how often and how much nuts and berries do you eat?

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DawnseyDoll 0 · July 07, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I do not count portions. I eat a lot berries everyday and 2 portions of nuts

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Which foods do you cut when trying to lean out?

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lovesmatt29 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Nuts (but that's because I eat too damn many every time!), bananas, paleo desserts.

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Are berries amed nuts necessary to include in ones diet? Or can I stick to eating just eggs, meat, fish, vegetables, avocado and coconut oil + omega 3-oil?

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moors 0 · May 27, 2014 at 6:49 AM

No reason to exclude and many reasons to include nuts and many seeds unless you will go through an autoimmune elimination period. Consume some variety of available berries also, IMO. Avocado will give you most of the tocopherols you get... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Are non-organic berries good for you or not worth buying/eating?

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glib 0 · May 14, 2014 at 2:25 AM

The bad thing about strawberries (I eat them, though) is that in California they are grown in rows that have been covered with plastic (yes, virtually all your strawberries come from there). I assume it is to get fast crops but of course soil... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Is it worth the money?

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Bethany4 0 · April 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM

As a superfood, probably not. But they are pretty tasty! I love them on salads or mixed with almonds.

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by 60 · about 18 hours ago

I found a source of dried organic berry powder from North of 49 Naturals in Vancouver BC I'd like to use in smoothies and more. These are low thermally dried and claim to have much nutrients. It is much more economical than fresh. Two spoons are... (more)

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moors 0 · February 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I remember about a study that demonstrated chewing an apple brought a benefit, while consuming it without chewing did not bring that benefit. Obviously fresh is better than dried powder and organic is better than conventional but if you'll use... (more)

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by 583 · about 18 hours ago

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Can I still be in a state of ketosis eating 1/4 cup of berries a day (natural sugars) ?

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Joe_23 0 · August 18, 2013 at 5:32 AM

Whether you're in ketosis depends on what you mean, precisely, and also depends on not only carb intake, but also protein intake as well. On the plus side, you can measure your blood ketones for $0. If you go to: ... (more)

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by 50 · about 19 hours ago

A local store has bulk berries that are good quality (in terms of taste). Some are from Canada, some USA, some Chili, some China. A few of the berries are only from China. I'd really like to eat their blackberries, and can't find any good ones... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM

That's a pretty big carbon footprint for berries which surely grow closer to home. You don't say if the berries are dried, frozen, or fresh, but in any case, what did they have to do to get the berries to your store and sell them for less money... (more)

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by 2302 · about 19 hours ago

I know that strawberries and blueberries are near the top of the list of "Things to Buy Organic". Would this be any different if they were frozen? I use them daily in my smoothies and Trader Joe's has a great "Fancy Berry Blend" that I like to... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · May 03, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Matt makes a good point. Organic does not necessarily mean pesticide free. Petroleum and sulfur are two products that are toxic to humans and still considered "organic.". In addition, because organic pesticides are usually less effective,... (more)

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by 13 · about 19 hours ago

Has anyone ever tried making this frozen yogurt at home? I'm thinking about adding a little mango to this recipe, can't wait to make it tonight! http://www.paleoeffect.com/recipes/paleo-berry-frozen-yogurt-a-snack-or-dessert-with-no-added-sugar/ (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:41 AM

sounds weird to call a recipe "yogurt" when it's a fruit smoothie. but yes, i've been making this for years now and it's great. totally satisfies any sweet craving.

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I am on low carb and very low sugar diet for almost a year, gradually move to Paleo. ) This fall we moved to the house and I want to plant a garden. I am new to Paleo and new to gardening and I am pretty confused. I want to plant vegetables... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

We ofte4n tried wild elderberries as children but never liked the taste. I would not deliberately grow them. We also used to go into the wilds to pick what used to be called bilberries in the UK (now they seem larger in shops and are called... (more)

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by 298 · about 19 hours ago

Berries names only please! Thank you!

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Hemming 0 · November 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

"For example, the highest ratings per 100 grams among fruits go mostly to berries: acai, chokeberries, elderberries, cranberries, wild blueberries, black currants, blackberries and raspberries" This is taken from the link below. Read more:... (more)

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by 748 · September 30, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Okay I am COMPLETELY confused. I know Paleo's don't usually eat beans, and I didn't for a while (tried >20 carbs as well as a time of >50 carbs per day) but I felt like complete and utter crap most of that time. I wasn't even eating any type of... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2012 at 2:31 AM

If you're seeing benefits from eating beans I say eat em, who cares if they're paleo or not. Tubers and root vegetables are probably a better source of carbs, but that doesn't mean you should shun beans if they work for you.

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by 748 · about 19 hours ago

Hi fellow paleo friends ! :) Okay I am 5"1, 116 lbs and 16 years old. I have been Paleo for 6 months. I've had my issue with nuts in the past, gaining weight by eating way more than I should, but for a while now I've been able to control it, only... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Getting the majority of your calories from nuts is not a good thing. Besides the higher ration of Omega-6 to 3's you are getting, you will be missing out on a lot of other key micronutrients, minerals, etc. If you have a problem overconsuming... (more)

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by 789 · about 19 hours ago

When I started, I had a few servings of fruit a day, until I read that I should cut back on it for A] The sugar content and B] To assist in losing weight [which I guess ties into A]. I have cut it out greatly - to either 1 serving or none a day... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I would avoid drinking calories at all cost. I'd skip cream in coffee before I skipped a bowl of berries. N=1 The inclusion of yam, berries, oranges and apples in significant quantities has not slowed my weight loss, it has increased it. YMMV... (more)

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by 133 · about 19 hours ago

I looked and I haven't seen this question posted yet. I just bought some goji berries but am kind of lost as to what to do with them. I'd love to hear your suggestions.

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April_3 0 · January 22, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Are these dried, frozen or fresh? I've never worked with fresh ones, as they're not available where I am. I've used the dried ones in trail mixes. One of my favorites is gojis, dried cranberries, pistacios and cashews. It's a pretty color combo,... (more)

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by 130 · about 19 hours ago

Hey all! I've been on and off strict paleo for a little over a year and a half now. What I mean by that is I never consume grains, but sometimes I'll eat more fruit in a day than is probably allowed/suggested, and I use honey/agave nectar from... (more)

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peter_5 0 · October 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM

I love frozen berries. They are low in sugar and taste amazing. Paleo or not, if you like them eat them. 20g per cup, you could eat 2 cups a day and still be LC. And they taste so good with greek yogurt.

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by 1600 · September 28, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I have been doing <50g paleo for a little over a month now. I am approx 220 lbs, female and 5"4. Almost all the weight is around the middle (worst kind). I lost water weight but have not lost anything else since. I would like to add some... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · October 10, 2011 at 3:12 AM

I just wrote a detailed response and lost it to the netherworld of lost computer posts - so, this is going to be short and to the point - bullet-like. Excuse it if it seems brusque! Your birth control is the likely cause of your lack of... (more)

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by 5768 · about 19 hours ago

My 11 month old is completely Paleo. Has been breastfed from a 70% Paleo compliant mother and has only been given Paleo approved solid foods. I have two questions about paleo babies and allergies: 1) How concerned are you about not giving your... (more)

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Louisa 0 · July 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM

I would say that if you do introduce things earlier not to stress about it. My second child ate chocolate pretty early on as the eldest one fed it to her on several occasions ;) Re: berries, where did you get the guidelines about berries from... (more)

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by 1012 · about 19 hours ago

I did, up until this evening. Here's a 1-minute hack for awesome ice-cream: Dump a handful or two of frozen mixed berries in the food processor. Cover with cream, approximately the same amount by volume as berries. Whiz briefly until... (more)

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Heather_2 0 · May 07, 2011 at 12:04 PM

It sounds like you could do it with lots of frozen fruits. I'd be most interested in using frozen peaches. You can make a somewhat primal (excepting the dark chocolate) chunky monkey by processing plain frozen bananas into an "ice cream" and... (more)

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by 15226 · about 19 hours ago

what do you think of the difference??? (assuming they're both organic etc)

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paleohacks 0 · February 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM

I have heard the vitamins degrade the longer the fruit/veg is off the mother plant. Usually frozen produce is frozen very quickly, then travel time to shelf becomes irrelevant. I vote for frozen being better. The exception to this would be if you... (more)

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by 4620 · about 19 hours ago

Long time lurker, first time question-asker. So I was just munching on some berries, when I chewed particularly hard on one and felt the crunch as I bit through the seeds. Having never really paid attention to the seeds in berries, my... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 30, 2010 at 4:30 AM

The strawberry wants you to swallow the seeds but not chew them. Yeah, who knows, probably is a few molecules of something less than perfectly healthy in these tiny seeds should you actually chew them up. And yes, they pass through whole, if you... (more)

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by 160 · about 19 hours ago

What do you think? Are Goji Berries (wolf berries) all hype or a good addition to the paleo diet...are they even paleo friendly?

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Nico 0 · November 01, 2010 at 12:59 AM

As far as I know, in China Goji berries are usually just used in soup in small quantities, and occasionally as a tea with chrysanthemum. I've never heard of anyone eating them straight here. In general, I think the whole notion of a 'superfood'... (more)