But Is It Paleo

But Is It Paleo

But Is It Paleo Questions

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by 5768 · about 17 hours ago

My son loves raisin. I understand that it's a fruit and the sugar content, but I never hear anyone talk about them. Are raisins avoided for some reason I am unaware of?

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 06, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Are raisins avoided for some reason I am unaware of? Raisins should be avoided because they have astronomically high sugar levels, and half of that sugar is fructose. Fructose is toxic. The body can dispose of it safely in small amounts but... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

The only ingredient is "Carrot Juice". Is this Paleo? Here is some nutritional info on it.

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CD 0 · July 01, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I guess it's as paleo as V8. I would not consume for two reasons: (1) Worst tag line ever -- You???ll get all the sweet flavor and antioxidant Vitamin A you love about carrots, without all that pesky chewing -- I'll keep chewing my food thank... (more)

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by 1405 · about 17 hours ago

I came across this article about Choffy, in which cocoa beans are treated and brewed in the same way as coffee beans. The website has a whole bunch about all its great effects, who knows what is really true, and I was wondering if anyone has any... (more)

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VB 0 · May 07, 2013 at 5:42 AM

How did ancient Maya drink it? I want chocolate that way, whatever it was.

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by 187 · about 17 hours ago

Hi there, This may seem pernickety but just want to check what you all think of this product: Sunita Organic Lemon Juice I use lemon an awful lot in recipes, drinks and dressings, and I think it would work out cheaper/more convenient to buy... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Yeah ... brands like ReaLemon, with 3 different preservatives, are sketchy for the usual reasons but at the frequency I personally use it, I'm not too concerned. However, the brand you found seems pretty great, as it's only juice! I would check... (more)

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by 23 · about 17 hours ago

are KIND plus protien bars considered paleo?

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Dutch_1 0 · February 22, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I agree that Larabar is generally better than Kind. Cherry pie Larabar is decent but other flavors I've tried, not so much. Clif makes Kit's Organic fruit and nut bars that are similar in price. Chocolate almond coconut is my favorite... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Living as a college student in India with no options for choosing my meals. Given the option of eating farmed chicken vs no chicken (only eggs(farmed)) ? What is better? Almost everyone I know is either vegetarian or eats chicken only once a week.... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 20, 2013 at 2:21 PM

4-5 times a week is probably too much. However, given your limited choices, I would raise my usual suggestion of "once a week" to at most "three times a week." If you do so, I would take special care to fill to void with any fish you can find... (more)

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by 2303 · about 17 hours ago

So I have this vice--spry chewing gum. When I first made the switch to primal/paleo eating habits I used regular sugar free gum (aspartame overload!) to help deal with the sugar cravings I was having after removing all of the heavy carbs, sweets... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM

My dentist recommended I chew gum as my gums are more dry than he'd prefer. I've been using Spry for almost 2 years and I've had no negative effects at all. I've also had great dental checkups, which I assume relates to what I'm eating but... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I still purchase bottled ReaLemon lemon juice from time to time to keep on-hand (they had jugs of it on sale at Costco last time i needed any and it was cheaper than buying a pile of lemons) for cooking and splashing into water or tea. I somehow... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

If you don't have a sulphite sensitivity (and in truth, it's a minority who do), then polish off the bottle. If the idea bothers you, don't buy it again. Sulphite sensitivity isn't widespread.

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by 430 · about 17 hours ago

Since it's winter, I miss hot cups of tea every morning. Since going paleo I've stopped drinking milk altogether because we can only get homogenized and pasteurized here. My mum won't buy raw grassfed because it's too expensive. I do miss tea. I... (more)

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Aril 0 · November 15, 2012 at 2:41 AM

"Would it be ok to put, say, 10ml of semi skimmed pasteurized and homogenized milk in?" NO. YOU WILL DIE.

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

I was introduced to paleo from my friend a couple weeks back, and he explained it to me as basically just eliminating (or severely limiting) consumption of grains, legumes, and beans (foods that are "neolithic") and focusing on fruits, vegetables,... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · November 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

As I understand it, "faileo" refers to a kind of cross between Paleo and anorexia where you try to go low-carb and low-fat at the same time regardless of what your body wants. Usually accompanied by a hefty dose of calorie restriction. If you're... (more)

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by 78422 · about 17 hours ago

Cavemen didn't. I suspect not wiping creates a self cleaning ass?

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paleohacks 0 · October 13, 2012 at 3:57 AM

An astute observation. With an intellect as razor sharp as yours, clearly you are not caveman material.

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by 1672 · about 17 hours ago

I've seen many mentions of bacon and how "paleo" it is, so I'd like to ask how the eating of meat cured with nitrites or other processed meats is considered healthy?

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paleohacks 0 · September 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

From a brief survey at Pubmed: Nitrates inhibit iodine uptake in the thyroid (promote hypothyroidosis?) and increase the risk of thyroid cancer in males (2011, large prospective study). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20824705 Association... (more)

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by 78422 · about 18 hours ago

I found myself puzzled by the majority of responses in a recent question on controlling anxiety and have to ask: How is it "paleo" to be prescribing magnesium and other supplementation to address anxiety? [Incidentally there is only... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 03, 2012 at 3:17 AM

"Paleo" recommendations will only get you so far, when many of us are living in a very different environments/latitudes from the one in which our ancestors evolved. Sufficient Magnesium is challenging to get from food/water sources because of... (more)

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by 1670 · about 18 hours ago

Have you guys seen this new Paleobread stuff you can order (paleobread.com)? It looks pretty solid to me. No funky ingredients or anything in the coconut one. I was about to go order a bunch of the coconut bread one when all of a sudden I felt... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM

My general rule is that if the "food" begins with "paleo-", it's not paleo. I prefer things that don't have any ingredients.

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I add this to my breakfast most mornings. I'm curious to its Paleo integrity. Made from Bio-Fermented Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Non-GMO Hypo-Allergenic Complete Amino-Acid Profile OK, I love the stuff. It tastes great and I feel pretty... (more)

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cavejen 0 · July 15, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Two reasons why not: Firstly, rice. Even sprouted, rice is not paleo. Secondly, it's protein powder, not real food. This goes against a lot of the core concepts and philosophy of paleo. I also believe (but I could be wrong here) that rice by... (more)

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by 4283 · about 18 hours ago

I am seeing Green Coffee Bean extract advertised everywhere now (including Starbucks.) It apparently is some sort of fat burner or something. Does anyone know what this stuff exactly is? Is it Paleo?

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raydawg 0 · June 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Assuming that it does work, and that's not an assumption I actually share, it's been claimed that it works on the same pathways as doing low carb, or restricting carbs. So, why spend money on something you can do yourself, for free, by simply... (more)

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by 257 · about 18 hours ago

someone told me that buckwheat is a fruit therefore paleo... is that true?

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Potato_Avenger 0 · July 08, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Arbitrary classifying things as "paleo" or "not paleo" does not do anyone any good. I think that rather than do so, it might be more prudent to classify different foods as "beneficial," "without impact," or "harmful." Particular classifications... (more)

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by 3043 · about 18 hours ago

When evaluating research for what you eat, do you focus on short term studies and/or what the substance does to small parts of the body, or long term studies that compare intakes with mortality or health? Examples: high fat dairy intake (whole... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM

The problem with all food studies is that long term are always observational, with so many confounding variables as to make it impossible to isolate one thing. And short term studies isolate too much as to not get the benefits of the way all... (more)

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by 78422 · about 18 hours ago

I've read his 4-hour workweek and 4-hour body and am eagerly anticipating his 4-hour chef. I found his books fascinating and full of surprisingly useful information with credible scientific evidence. I've also met him and consider him to be... (more)

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HalimG 0 · July 06, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Reading the 4-hour body lead me to follow a Paleo lifestyle. So it doesn't really matter if he himself is Paleo. His diet leads here, I'm pretty sure lots of us started there. The 4-hour body is an eye opener for most : Diet impacts your mood,... (more)

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by 15385 · about 18 hours ago

Just saw one pop up over there ---------> WTF? What's next, the Pillsbury Doughboy?

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FuelRestMotion 0 · July 04, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Wasnt the Honey Badger eating rice crispies a while back and copping lots of flack for doing so?

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by 78422 · about 18 hours ago

Paleo is a wonderful notion - to emphasise the dietary practices that our bodies, due to evolution, are best suited to. This principle seems to work particularly well when compared with diet plans that are extremely unsuited to the expectations... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 01, 2012 at 12:43 PM

As far as I can see we have already done that. Recreationists or the rigid thinkers are pretty much shunned as extremists which is as it should be IMO. It seems to me that most involved in the paleo movement are very sensitive to individual needs... (more)

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by 180 · about 18 hours ago

Examples: alcohol - yes we probably came across fermenting fruit at times. Probably not like a glass of wine on a daily basis. coffee - likely that our ancestors took drug containing beans, roasted and then brewed them (in non existent... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:52 AM

The point is not to emulate a paleolithic diet. The point is to live as healthy as possible. The things you are citing: caffeine, nuts, seeds, dairy, and high-GI fruits are not counted by many as being "paleo" or healthy for you in large... (more)

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by 788 · about 18 hours ago

For those unfamiliar (as I was): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fryer If you are going to eat chips Vacuum Fried seem to be the way to go. Less fat and that fat is there should be better due to lower temperature cooking (also less... (more)

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Sloan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Anything with a nutrition label generally isn't paleo.... Put some thinly sliced veggies in your oven, seasoned with Himalayan salt, or pop them in a dehydrator.. thats the paleo way to go... And if you like Kale Chips, Nomnom Paleo has a great... (more)

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by 185 · about 18 hours ago

I'm watching a few videos from Paleo FX and trying to bring my 80/20 rule to more of a 90/10 rule [and beyond!]. I can't help but notice a huge sponsor in the backgrounds of these videos: Quest Bars. I'm a huge fan/addict of the protein and... (more)

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raney 0 · May 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM

I think it's more of an issue of hyper palatability - as with most processed foods. You shouldn't, naturally, find umami (glutamate in the whey), sweet, salty, and fatty all in the same morsel.

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by 13 · about 18 hours ago

My husband and I have been following a Paleo based diet for about a year and a half. We are Paleo about 85-90% of the time. Our house is Paleo friendly and we usually go non-Paleo when we eat out. I see a lot of people on this site talking about... (more)

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Caveman_Bob 0 · May 07, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Paleo isn't a list of foods that cavemen ate. It's a common framework for viewing foods through an evolutionary lens that helps us understand which foods are likely to be beneficial and which are not. Among those who use this framework, there is... (more)

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