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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Is it possible to stick to 10 foods only and get all of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals etc from that? And in that case - which foods?

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CD 0 · June 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM

While I think this is counter-productive, for some reason I want to play along. So here's my list (in no particular order). Note: This assumes you do not need some AIP or anything like that. Cow: all cuts of beef, including liver and kidney.... (more)

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by 598 · about 18 hours ago

So I'm eating salads again and would like to know what sort of easy, quick, relatively painless yet delectable and nutritious salads you guys like to prepare. Fire off! And hey: if you want to offer a complicated, convoluted salad recipe I... (more)

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ge110 0 · January 26, 2014 at 5:55 AM

I buy the organic pre-washed greens from earthbound. Their 50/50 spinach/spring mix + left over turkey, tomato, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper BOOM awesome salad. Add feta for extra awesome.

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Are Lima beans paleo? If yes, should they need to be organic?

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Allison_10 0 · August 26, 2013 at 4:55 AM

I believe that they are legumes (beans), so no they are not paleo.

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by 292 · about 18 hours ago

Hi guys and gals.. I'm buying fresh meat and vegetables at the moment which is costing me a fortune! I am going to keep up with the fresh meat but am considering buying frozen veg because it really is so expensive and also goes off so quick! Is... (more)

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Marcy_5 0 · June 05, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Frozen veggies are often times healthier than veggies from the supermarket because they are flash frozen right after picking.The veggies in the grocery store could have been sitting around for WEEKs before they came home with you. That being... (more)

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by 60 · about 18 hours ago

I've noticed that when I drink my smoothie too consistently I feel weak, my muscles are tired and I generally feel fatigued. In my Vitamix I put in Swiss Chard, carrots, burdock, blueberries, parsley, beets, ginger, bananas, maca and ashwaganda.... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 17, 2013 at 5:31 AM

Don't rely in exercise or try to upper it to overcome a setback in your goals, weight managing is all about hormone status, if you're exercising more and improving less it seems that there's some issue that you should address first, if not, you... (more)

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by 416 · about 18 hours ago

I was recently looking at a post about the types of greens people eat and how much and someone answered that they have removed leafy greens from their diet since it is undigestable due to the fibers or something... i'd like to learn more, but... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 03, 2013 at 7:07 AM

The cell walls might be made of insoluble fiber, but the juicy nutrient filled cells are packed full of goodness. This is why you have teeth, saliva, stomach acid, and the knowledge to cook them to break down cell walls if they are tough, or... (more)

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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 694 · about 18 hours ago

First heard about it from Tim Ferris, but some other folks on podcasts I listen to have also mentioned. Just curious to know if anyone can report any benefits before I consider it. Increased energy? Increased fat loss? Better sleep? etc... (more)

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Tony_S 0 · December 30, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I did try athletic greens and I did notice that I had a slight increase in energy while taking it. Although I did notice a change in energy from this product, I felt the same increase of energy when I switched to a paleo diet and was on it for a... (more)

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by 53 · about 18 hours ago

happy holidays everyone! So i have been taking betaine hcl (about 5,000 with each meal) and less with smaller snacks. I have h pylori and believe that is what is suppressing my stomach acid. i just bought a juicer, and have been juicing greens. ... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

Stats: 31, 262 lbs, female Been paleo since end of July, when I first started, I couldn't get enough greens. Like kale, mustard greens and turnip greens and the like. Even before then I loved them. Suddenly I can't eat them without wanting to... (more)

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elf27 0 · November 07, 2012 at 1:45 PM

maybe it's the oxalates in them? whfoods.com/??? Does this describe you: blog.sethroberts.net/2012/08/05/??? The gist: Many vegetables contain a lot of oxalate, which acts as a pesticide. A woman had been having problems, cut out oxalate... (more)

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by 868 · about 18 hours ago

I realize in the large scheme of things, any lettuce I eat probably doesn't have a huge effect on much. But I'm wondering what kind of lettuce is most popular amongst paleo types. I like all kinds of lettuce, so I purchase based on function: I buy... (more)

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Varelse 0 · September 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I'm a huge lettuce fan. I love black seed Simpson, bibb, butter, red leaf and green leaf, frisee, arugula, endive, miner's lettuce, lolla rossa and lolla bionda, mascara, and Amish deer tongue. So pretty much any lettuce that is not iceberg or... (more)

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by 432 · about 18 hours ago

Greens - kale, spinach, collard, chard. Would cooking destroy vitamins c,k,e? How much oxalic acid is neutralized?

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Nemesis 0 · September 06, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Heat has little to no effect on oxalic acid. Spinach, chard, beet greens, and cabbage are fast-cooking greens and only need to be boiled/sauteed for a few minutes. Kale, collards and turnip greens are more fibrous and will take a little... (more)

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by 432 · about 18 hours ago

Which vegetables pack the greatest punch of vitamins/minerals/etc? Especially those vit/min that one might not easily get from meat/egg/etc.

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April_S_ 0 · September 05, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I think a lot of people would answer leafy greens like spinach or kale or broccoli or something. But if you don't care about carbs and want something that doesn't taste like grass, I eat oven-baked sweet potatoes with Kerrygold butter almost every... (more)

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by 1418 · about 18 hours ago

I haven't been eating yogurt or cheese lately(I wish I could but the stuff always makes me "muscous-y" maybe casein sensitivity) anyways, Which greens are the highest in calcium content, but low in oxalates? Also as a side note which ones don't... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Collard greens, kale, turnip greens, arugula, bok choy, broccoli rabe, mustard greens, dandelion greens all have good calcium content. List in descending order (or close to it).

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by 11581 · about 19 hours ago

I live with a pescatarian, so while I'll pop meat on top of my greens, I don't like to cook greens with it. I eat a lot of greens so I'm looking for more variety.

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trjones 0 · June 07, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Saute some onions and garlic in olive oil. When the onions are soft, add white wine and greens (chard, kale, etc.) and let it steam until it reached the desired texture. Grate some good parmigiana-reggiano cheese into the greens and enjoy.

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by 3280 · about 19 hours ago

I was reading: http://www.radiancenutrition.com/2011/08/19/put-down-that-kale-smoothie-why-you-should-cook-your-food/ And it made the point that cooking veggies makes them more bio available because: "Destruction of cell walls in vegetables... (more)

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Meatymichael 0 · June 03, 2012 at 2:52 PM

NO I wouldn't. I think a raw leafy greens AND cooked greens are both essential and should be included in our diet. Honestly I wouldn't worry about it. Just eat both raw and cooked. I drink a green smoothie every day. I do agree that Kale is very... (more)

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by 99 · about 19 hours ago

OK, so this is probably a stupid question. What does everyone eat as the "greens" for their salad. I grew up eating iceberg lettuce with a few tomatoes and that was considered a salad. I know that iceberg lettuce is not the best option. Lately... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · May 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Right now, I'm eating a lot of wilted kale salads with cooked beef on top, while waiting for the weather to finish warming up enough for summer salad season to start. Romaine's a mainstay for me; I love the crunch. It also lasts longer than... (more)

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by 68 · about 19 hours ago

Hey, I like and live the Paleo Nutrition mostly. I am a very active person and I am doing CrossFit and or SEALFIT (hard PT) everyday. As I read Tim Ferris "The 4 hour Body" I heard the first time of "Athletic Greens". Ferris recommends... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · May 24, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Eat food. Spinach, kale, broccoli. There are your athletic greens.

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by 240 · about 19 hours ago

I feel extremely uncomfortable after eating many kinds of vegetables,fiber at all.I have problems with peristalsis too(Lazy Bowel Syndrome)

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Renee_2 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Is the discomfort from gas or from constipation? Two different things. If you feel discomfort soon after you eat greens, it's probably gas. Constipation is more of a larger-picture problem relating to your diet overall. Lots of greens can... (more)

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by 3742 · about 19 hours ago

Olivia sells an organic saut?? blend that includes baby spinach, kale, mustard greens, and chard. I'm wondering - is this as healthy as buying each individually? It saves a lot of work but I've read that those pre-washed packages can be a few... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 22, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Oh most definitely the non-bagged is fresher. The date of farmers market veg is how it physically looks to you when you handle, not by a date stamp. Also, the pre-cut stuff more than likely traveled hundres of miles before finding their new home... (more)

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by 1579 · about 19 hours ago

I just got some collard greens from the farmers market and am looking for the best way to cook them! My sister is very skeptical of greens and I want to make something that will prove to her that they can be delicious!

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pamipoi 0 · May 14, 2011 at 4:41 PM

4 slices of bacon chopped, cook in large frying pan until crisp. Add greens in bunches to wilt down. When all the greens are in add 2 TBSP vinegar (pref. raw) and two cups chicken broth. Simmer 15-20 mins. Salt to taste :)

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by 2435 · about 19 hours ago

The recipe I have for roasting beets has far more sugar than I realized. I need a new recipe. Preferably fast, easy, and picky-eater friendly. Bonus points for incorporating the greens. Any way to shred/slice them and then sautee?

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gone2croatan 0 · May 10, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Roast them in a little coconut oil, and when they're done toss them in fresh orange juice (blood oranges work wonderfully), a little orange zest, and salt and serve them on a bed of belgian endive with a sprinkling of walnuts.

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by 3162 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I have been eating primal/paleo for about six months now. I started out eating lots of green, non starchy vegetables, but I never found a way that I liked them and most things like kale, spinach and brocolli send me into gastro-intestinal... (more)

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Glenn_4 0 · May 01, 2011 at 2:00 AM

If your meat is grass-fed and you're including organs from time to time, I don't think you really need anything else. No such thing as an essential fruit or vegetable in my opinion.

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by 889 · about 19 hours ago

I am on day 4 of low carb Paleo with no dairy (God I miss butter). I've had maybe one serving of cooked chard twice and am not digesting it very well. At the risk of TMI, it's just coming out pretty much the same way it went in. I know that my... (more)

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Lindsay 0 · April 01, 2011 at 4:05 PM

I see you brought up chewing. Good point to deal with: You should chew to the point that you barely need to swallow. I would also try cutting the greens really thin and adding them into salads, see if that changes anything. Do you have problems... (more)

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by 210 · about 19 hours ago

I really dig this site and I am loving life on Paleo. I am 95% compliant [rarely 'cheating' {though I could find a better word} on pizza or naan] and have enjoyed the weight loss and muscle gains. I don't feel great about posting another "is this... (more)

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Mike_PaleoVillage 0 · March 28, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Alfalfa, wheat, barley... No

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