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Raisins help me digest? hack this

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Created April 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Ok so a bit of background: Been eating paleo/phd style for 5 months and my digestion has improved but still not fully recovered. Generally my digestion is slow, for example if i stop eating at 8pm i still have a full stomach at 11pm. Lately I tried eating a handful or raisins after my meals and it seems to be speeding up my digestion and its quite noticable. What could be the reason for this? btw i eat about 100-150g of carbs total mostly from sweet potato and rice, not counting veggies. If i eat more starch it doesn't have the same effect as eating raisins on my digestion. Also chewing food is much easier now because i produce more saliva. So for some reason raisins have a really positive effect on my digestion but I'm trying to figure out how..

I have no weight problems btw and I would say pretty good insulin sensitivity.

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4703 · June 15, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Hey now. Blueberrys are filling.

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644 · May 18, 2012 at 2:25 PM

@Korion: "Eating a lot of sugar was one of the many ways I improved my digestion a lot." Could you explain this briefly? I thought sugar was generally a paleo no-no - or are you referring solely to sugar from whole fruits? What sugars do you eat, and how does it help?

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8933 · May 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM

There are 3 ways I can stop gas from forming : sugar, retinol and thyroid hormone.

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8933 · May 04, 2012 at 7:39 AM

That's the fructose. Eating a lot of sugar was one of the many ways I improved my digestion a lot.

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322 · April 20, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Yea raisins give me gas too so thats why i chew as much as i can and spit out the skin/fiber. no gas :)

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322 · April 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM

true, there is a difference between speed of digestion and movement of food through the gut.

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20411 · April 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Raisins are a source of massive farting in my house. Thank god my wife is off the raisin bran! Once, she had a bag of dried apricots whilst we were on vacation. That was an extremely rough week! (Warning - a word was used that is not meant to be spoken - and I don't mean fart.)

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62 · April 20, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Could it be the fibre? A bit like eating prunes for regularity? A handful of raisins adds up to a pretty big bunch of grapes.

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1578 · May 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

8pm-11pm seems pretty normal to me. Unless you ate 1 blueberry.

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4703 · June 15, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Hey now. Blueberrys are filling.

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2175 · April 20, 2012 at 6:39 AM

The raisins aren't speeding up the digestion, they are speeding up the movement of food through your tract. Could be good, also, could be bad.

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322 · April 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM

true, there is a difference between speed of digestion and movement of food through the gut.

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