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by 1299 · 1 minute ago

Before Paleo, I was introduced to barley tea by a foreign exchange student my family hosted. It's basically just roasted whole barley, steeped like tea. Served iced, it's really nice - it kind of tastes like weak coffee without the bitterness or... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · June 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I don't know if this would suffice for everyone as a "replacement," but I switched over to strongly brewed dandelion root tea with personally satisfying results. For some people, decaf coffee also satisfies the urge.

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by 45 · 20 minutes ago

So I've seen posts about food for a birthday party but not about drinks for a party. We are new to paleo, though we've lived low carb for awhile. My son is going to be 1 in January and we are planning a lunch party for him. Everyone else at the... (more)

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conciliator 0 · December 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM

How old is your son? Over 21: Hard cider Under 21: Hard cider Under 21 and cops around: Martinelli's cider Edit: I see he's going to be 1. Answer still stands.

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by 12540 · 28 minutes ago

Ok, so I've been enjoying the benefits of a paleo-style diet for a while. I foray into more neolithic diet only in a few areas. The first of those is dairy. I do eat some fermented dairy (raw-milk yogurt, Greek-style), cheese (mostly hard... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 19, 2011 at 3:24 AM

I drink it sometimes as a substitute for kombucha actually. Yeah, I caught the kombucha addiction after giving up soda. Kevita is a much better choice since it has about half the carbs of most brands of kombucha. It's definitely better than soda,... (more)

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by 95 · 28 minutes ago

does anybody know the bioavailability of the vits, mins and herbs in "energy" drinks? Just the sugar free ones, of course.

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James_3 0 · September 18, 2011 at 3:09 AM

Energy drinks are the ultimate cash cow. I really doubt they put high quality vitamins/etc. in them, because it cuts into the profit. Side note, for anything with B12 in it, take a look at the type of B-12. Vast majority of the time, you'll see... (more)

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by 78417 · 31 minutes ago

i know coffee isnt paleo, but i drink it anyway, in my pre paleo days I used to drink ALOT of iced coffee drinks( usually with soy milk and later on i switched toregular milk) , the type you get from places like starbucks that tend to be sugar... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · August 11, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Make coffee. Pour over ice. Add cream or coconut milk.

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by 80 · 33 minutes ago

I like to enjoy a few alcoholic drinks on the weekends. I have been doing NorCal Margaritas for a couple months. I was just wondering if anyone has played around with other Paleo alcoholic beverages???

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I have some below that I like plain or liquored up for in-home or taken to parties. I gave the booze options that will work best. You literally can puree any fruit, add an aromatic, cut with a little water and add booze or seltzer to most anything... (more)

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by 10 · 34 minutes ago

As of March 2011, FireFly has started making a "Skinny Sweet Tea Vodka." Their vodka is distilled in South Carolina from Grapes and the Tea is sweetened with Stevia. While I know its not Paleo, I loved this stuff before going Paleo and I wouldn't... (more)

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HeatherC 0 · July 06, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Made from grapes? I thought vodka was made from grain or potatoes?

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by 10 · 35 minutes ago

Now I know nothing beats the sweet nectar of the gods (water), but I gotta admit I wouldn't mind switching up for a water like beverage that isn't coconut water and isn't terribly unhealthy. So they have a website and a lot of interesting flavors... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · June 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM

But.. but.. but.. you GUYS! Why don't you just make your own instead of purchasing this stuff? Then you know what you're getting as it has your fingerprints all over it. I keep mason jars of different tea in the fridge - green, black, herbal, and... (more)

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by 1906 · 37 minutes ago

Lately, I've been drinking a latte made with grass-fed heavy cream, espresso, and cinnamon, on an almost daily basis (about a large cups worth). Tastes good, and keeps morning hunger pangs away until I'm settled in at work. Any reason I should cut... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · May 25, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I pour about 4 tablespoons into my coffee daily. Also, I'll dump a half cup onto a fruit bowl (like a sliced banana or some blueberries or both). Also, sometimes I'll chase a little snack with a couple spoonfuls of cream just because I like to end... (more)

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by 1906 · 41 minutes ago

Obviously, most things in Starbucks are not paleo. A quick Google search finds food options at Starbucks that can be considered paleo if eaten occasionally (e.g. bananas, roasted nuts), but not much info. on their drinks (other than simple teas).... (more)

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jlharmon 0 · February 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I thought this was funny...I just ordered a small coffee with heavy whipping cream at my public library and the older woman who made my drink said "I like to call this naughty cream, because it's full of fat and so yummy." She then said my request... (more)

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by 1471 · 43 minutes ago

I have dropped only 6.5 lb in under 30 days. At first, I was eating too many carbs. As of this past week I have lowered my carbs but I just messed up yesterday because I had about 3/4c broccoli. I forgot to check its carb count! What did you do... (more)

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ritz 0 · February 14, 2011 at 2:11 AM

1-2 lbs/week is a great loss rate - you should be proud of what you've done so far! I had similar results the first month or so, scale moving very slowly--the key is to pay attention to things like the way your clothes fit and how you feel. I... (more)

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by 78417 · about 1 hour ago

Do you have recipes from traditional fermentation drinks, maybe like kombucha, kefir, or more exotic like primitive germanic fermented fruit ale? Or something different from traditional and indigenous cultures?

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Louisa 0 · December 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM

MEAD - made from honey, (and sometimes plants added into the mix) water and wild or pet yeast. It is cited as the most ancient of fermented alcoholic drinks: "It can be regarded as the ancestor of all fermented drinks," Maguelonne ... (more)

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by 56606 · about 1 hour ago

I have a relative following paleo who has severe gingivitis. She's been doing paleo 80/20 for about 8 months and while it has gotten better, her gums still bleed when flossing. I suspect that her "cheats" and some relatively sugary/acidic drinks... (more)

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KetoWarrior 0 · September 08, 2010 at 8:37 AM

I posted an answer to a similar question regarding gum disease here. (Read that first before returning to the rest of this answer.) I'm glad that the Sonicare toothbrush worked for Eva and others but it made my gums worse. The Sonicare brush... (more)

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by 15583 · about 1 hour ago

Following on from the discussion of things it's safe to drink a lot of what do people think about rooibos (red) tea? I used to drink a lot of it, typically brewed the traditional way, i.e. as strong as it can possibly be. Being full of... (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · March 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Maybe you should ask this as a question about polyphenols in general. I tend to think along the lines of Stephen: (not using the quote feature to preserve the links) As a little side note, polyphenols are those wonderful plant antioxidants that... (more)

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by 260 · about 1 hour ago

It can be argued that alcoholic beverages aren't part of the original human diet but, on the other hand, they can be viewed as an essential part of a contemporary diet. What are your favourite paleo-friendly drinks? I would personally list Dry... (more)

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Nicole 0 · February 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Beer is really anti-Paleo. It's made of gluten containing grains, and unlike whiskey (also made of grains) the gluten is not fermented away. There's at least a sandwich worth of bread in any pint of high quality beer! Wine and brandy are at the... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I'm a newbie to Paleo - and I struggle to drink plain water. I enjoy Mio added to my water - but I'm guessing this is NOT Paleo. I know I can add fruit to water for flavor etc, and that eventually as I wean off the "sugary" flavor of Mio and... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Filtered Water, mineral water, tea, coffee, raw milk if you can get it and it doesn't have bad effects, kombucha, bone broth, NorCal Margaritas, whiskey, burbon, vodka, tequila, blood of an animal you've hunted down. :)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

What about diet soft drinks or iced tea?

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tpete916 0 · April 01, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Kombucha Tea is my lifesaver! It's a low sugar, fermented tea that is naturally carbonated (like soda) and contains healthy bacteria and probiotics that help boost your immune system. I have it post dinner to help with digestion and cure my... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

Folks, I am about to start and Paleo regime and wanted to ask about decaf coffee. I have been drinking decaf for well over 10 years now and it is one drink I really enjoy. I also drink sugar free orange squash (but not much) but these are the... (more)

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ettebel 0 · February 24, 2014 at 4:19 PM

@raydawg I only drink Nescafe decaf (ordinary or gold blend) both of which which say on the pack 'decaffeinated purely with water'. I have in the past drunk decaf green tea and rooibos (red buch) tea (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I saw the documentary below that highlights that although sugar does not contain as much calories as fat, it has such an impact on the chemistry of our body and our way of dealing with incoming calories that is it one the leading causes of... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · March 27, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Sugar Nutrition UK claims that there are no consensus evidences of scientific evidences of sugar causing obesity and heart diseases. Many Press releases and news outlets have being focused on between high sugar consumption and rise of obesity... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I refuse to give up that which wakes me up in the morning, I don't do coffee, too mainstream, I drink Mio in my 16 oz. cup of water with my Omeprazole, then afterwards if available, I drink my Mountain Dew flavors of White Out, Voltage and... (more)

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paleot 0 · October 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM

You need sub 30g-50g carbs to keto it up. Full throttle is ~58g of carbs (sugar!) before you even eat food for the day.

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by 292 · about 24 hours ago

Hey guys i am having my stag doo next weekend and am going to drink alcohol as a treat as i havent done for 3 months and want to make the most of this 1 night! Are there any good cocktail recipies out there which are reasonably... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

If you're following the Grok religion, I suppose some wine is about as close as possible. If you're trying to choose the Lesser of Evils (this is my school), I drink whiskey (yes, it's from gluten-containing grains but it's triple-distilled --... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I'm trying to find a substitute for crystal light lemonade for my kids. They drink a good bit of water and coconut milk, but go through tons of lemonade. I'm thinking if the sweetener in these drinks can cause behavior issues and is just plain... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I think moderation is the key, honestly when it comes to lemonade. Make a healthier version with real lemons and some honey for sweetness for when they want a lemonade treat, but not for them to drink at all times. Water will be their best... (more)

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by 292 · about 24 hours ago

Hey Guys, I'm thinking of buying a brita water filter tomorrow...But are they really any good? I'v heard mixed reviews as to wether it actually makes a difference in taste/health benefits? Opinions please!! :) Ryan (more)

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Laura_50 0 · June 10, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I personally could not find a filter that removed 100% of everything (fluoride, lead, etc) and that did not need to have filters changed all the time. I even bought 2 Culligan systems only to find one was defective from the start (I only found... (more)

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by 0 · 1 day ago

I was wondering if anyone had any good drinks to order while at a bar that would still be considered Paleo safe. A buddy of mine recommended sticking to tequila so I usually get tequila with some sort of juice combinations. Do you guys know of... (more)

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maurile 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Red wine. NorCal margarita (tequila, lime juice, soda). Fernet Branca (as a shot or with soda). See also: http://highbrowpaleo.com/2011/12/30/cocktailing-for-the-non-sugar-addled/ (more)

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by 8 · October 20, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I've just taken up the Paleo Diet and wanted to know what I could drink to have the best possible health. Right now I've just been drinking water for almost a month. I'm not looking for safe drinks but ones that help or increase my health,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 06, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Water - stick with it.

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