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by 60 · about 22 hours ago

I just want to make it clear that this is not really an important question, and I am not agonising over it! I'm just curious. In terms of meat (I also eat eggs and oily fish such as sprats and sardines), I eat lamb, goat and beef. I vary... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

No, chicken doesn't really offer anything unique, unlike fish (omega-3s), beef (iron and zinc), and pork (thiamine).

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by 130 · about 22 hours ago

Let's just say I am the epitome of lazy AND am always stretched for time as I work 32 hours a week and go to school full time. Also, I'm avoiding most forms of meat for reasons that I don't currently want to discuss. I have chosen to keep... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 20, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Yes, it will be ok, under a few conditions: - Your seafood is wild (e.g. alaskan wild salmon, wild sardines), and you eat shellfish. Eat oysters 1-2 times a week (I buy them canned, at Trader Joes, with olive oil instead of seed oil).... (more)

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by 53 · about 22 hours ago

I run for about 20 mins a day or will do some relaxing yoga, but in college I don't eat much, about 1,500 and now that I'm on break I checked and I really am having a tough time eating the full 2000 I'm apperantly supposed to get being 5'7,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I have to wonder if you really know how much you're eating. You act as if you know how many calories are in all your foods, but you didn't know how to figure out what's in a chicken leg? Something doesn't add up. If you want to know if your diet... (more)

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by 2302 · about 22 hours ago

Very simple...I have some Crown Prince BPA Free Sardines in Spring Water. Seeing as though the sardines have been sitting in the water for some time now, are there nutrients that have been "lost" to the water? I would prefer to make the sardines... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I woudn't think that the water is going to have a ton of nutrients, but it will have some minerals and maybe some vitamins. The n3 is still going to be in the fish along with the fat soluble vitamins. Unless you like drinking sardine water, I'd... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I was wondering what nutrients become depleted during tabata workouts? What do i need to eat to replenish them, carbs, carbs and protein, nothing??? I've been doing HIIT traing for a long time, and just started doing tabata intervals, 20sec on/... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 20, 2013 at 3:15 AM

4 times a week seems excessive for HIITS. If you are looking for weight loss (?), I would focus on strength training and maybe one or two HIIT days. I say this b/c too much cardio (even HIITS) can spike your cortisol levels and stall your weight... (more)

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by 215 · about 22 hours ago

I can get it for really cheap prices so I was wondering if it is high in fat soluble vitamins or any other micronutrients

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by 2626 · about 22 hours ago

Are there specific benefits to eating muscle meat from land animals (e.g, chicken, beef, pork)? Their fat is a good source of saturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins; their bones and cartilage are full of minerals and other healthy... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Mostly regarding beef and other ruminants, muscle meat contains creatine and taurine in abundance - though both diminish as meat nears well done -- so don't cook it that long. I don't think an offal-pescetarian is missing anything, frankly. If... (more)

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by 15 · about 22 hours ago

since eating according to the paleo diet allows you to absorb nutrients much more efficiently are you able to eat less than you normally would and stay healthy?

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Matt_11 0 · February 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

It all comes down to nutrient density. 100% across the board DVs might take 2500 calories on a standard diet, a paleo diet might only require 1500 calories. That doesn't mean you stop eating when you meet those micronutrient requirements, energy... (more)

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by 20 · about 22 hours ago

Is it a good idea to drink the water that remains after boiling vegetables? The reason i ask is because i know boiling makes the vegs lose their nutrients but it is the quickest and easiest way for me to cook my vegetables. where do the lost... (more)

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Lauren_31 0 · February 07, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Hey, I did some research on this a while back. It looks like the evidence is pretty inconclusive about drinking nutrients. It is also not certain that extracted nutrients (such as those in vitamins or supplements, and in your veggie water) have... (more)

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by 343 · about 22 hours ago

I guess those two seem like separate questions, but my mother has been nagging me to not eat too many nutrient dense foods in the same meal because she believes that the body can't properly absorb it all at once and so it becomes a waste! Also,... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · January 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

There are water based vitamins and minerals, and there are fat based. Vitamins; Water soluble are like C and B complex Fat soluble are A, D, E, and K Minerals, You can definitely overdue Zinc, Magnesium, Copper etc... We can take quite a bit.... (more)

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by 450 · about 22 hours ago

This is so that I can defend myself when people question my diet. Firstly, what nutrients are they likely to be asking about, and secondly, where am I getting them now? The ones that I've been asked about are calcium and B, but the questioner... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Blind side-by-side comparisons of paleo starches to non-paleo starches... you really can't tell the difference. I posted two nutrition profiles of bread versus a white potato a while back - you could guess which was which, but nutrition-wise,... (more)

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by 1195 · about 22 hours ago

I ask because my electricity bill was about $60 above the same month last year and a record high for me. The only difference I can think of is my new stovetop bone-broth-making habit indulged in about once a week for a couple days at a time. I... (more)

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Tamandu 0 · January 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I agree w/ the pressure cooker folks. I do broths for 2.5 - 3 hrs. w/ excellent results. Save time and energy. I use a stove top type. Once the cooker is up to pressure, you reduce the flame to low so you're using very little energy throughout the... (more)

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by 78 · about 22 hours ago

Is it possible for a person to eat paleo but use eggs only (and possibly insects---we'll see) as a protein source? I'm not one to be duped by grains and legumes and so jumping on the vegan/vegetarian bandwagon isn't for me. To boot, me and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 13, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I'm afraid that if you rely solely on eggs you may become sensitive to their inflammatory properties that do cause problems for some. Varying your food sources helps. Grass fed beef bones can be had for a few dollars per pound, and the broth you... (more)

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by 1042 · about 22 hours ago

Fellow PaleoHacks, Does the way you cook/prepare your eggs affect/alter the amount of nutrients you would ultimately end up consuming when you eat them? For instance, is the nutrient density in hard boiled eggs higher/lower in comparison to the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I tend to cook only the whites to disable the avidin, keeping the yolks as close to raw as possible. The yolks are where the nutrients are. The whites are just a lame source of protein that tends to be an issue without the nutrients. Sometimes... (more)

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by 65 · about 22 hours ago

Hi guys, i thought i would be fun to try to compile a list of the most nutrient dense foods. The goal was to make the shortest list of ingredients but with all nutrients covered in reasonable amounts. So you could go and buy these eight... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · September 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Have you seen Mat Lalonde's AHS12 talk? It may not be available yet but he pretty much already did what you're trying to do.

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by 12677 · about 23 hours ago

I'm interested in making a list of how to best absorb specific nutrients. Whether or not we always want to best absorb each nutrient is debatable, but I think putting this information together could be really beneficial. I started with iron and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good gut biota FTW.

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by 614 · about 23 hours ago

For the past two weeks, I have been craving dried fruit (in particular, apricots and peaches) like I've never craved something before! I am assuming I must be missing some kind of nutrient because this is not a normal craving for me. Any ideas as... (more)

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Jamie_13 0 · May 08, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I would guess that you may be needing a bit more potassium, Vit A, and/or Vit C. But this could have nothing to do with a missing nutrient. Perhaps it's a sweet craving, dried summer fruits are VERY sweet. . . especially for those of us eating a... (more)

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by 15400 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, yesterday I bought chocolate bar that had 100% cocoa mass listed as the only ingredient. I ate it and for the first time in many days my fatigue is gone. I don't get it - what does cocoa mass have that other foods don't? Could you please... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I discussed what exactly cocoa mass is a post about Hershey's Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder, but to give the executive summary, it is essentially ground up cacao beans that have already been fermented, skinned, roasted etc. Cocoa mass has all... (more)

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by 35 · about 23 hours ago

Or to put it another way, would I be missing any nutrients by choosing chicken over ruminant liver? Both options would be from local, organic, free range farms. I'm wondering about getting some chicken liver as I understand it's high in vit K2 (is... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 04, 2012 at 12:56 AM

They are both good. Chicken Liver 100gm raw 119 cal Fat: 5gm Sat Fat: 2gm O6: .5gm O3: >.1gm Protein: 16.9gm Carbs: .7 Vit A: 10975.7IU B1: .3 B12: 16.6 B3 (Niacin): 9.7 Vit C: 17.9 Beef Liver 100gm raw 135 cal Fat: 3.6gm Sat Fat: 1.2gm O6:... (more)

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by 466 · about 23 hours ago

Everyone keeps telling me to eat liver and seafood. I just can't. I hate everything about them. The texture, the smell, the taste. I even hate tuna. What are some good alternatives to get similar nutrients into my body? I eat my fair share of beef... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · January 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Don't force yourself to eat anything! Your tastes will mostly like change over time, as mine did, and a couple of years from now you may get insatiable cravings for liver pate or sushi. The big thing about seafood is their mineral and Omega-3... (more)

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by 8933 · about 23 hours ago

What nutrients, foods, supplements, macronutrient levels, ... improve stress? In other words, what type of paleo diet is optimal for stress levels? I'm thinking about magnesium and vitamin D and a paleo diet with no nuts or small stressors... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · January 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Sugar Sucrose ingestion normalizes ADX rats- "Adrenalectomy (ADX) changes CRF and NE activity in brain, increases ACTH secretion and sympathetic outflow and reduces food intake and weight gain; all of these effects are corrected by... (more)

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by 1377 · about 23 hours ago

I'd done some research into FCLO a while back, and I remember reading from several sources that its Vitamin D content was "standardized" around 1000 IU/tsp., or 200 IU/mL. However, I'm looking at Green Pasture's "Test Data" page (LINK), and they... (more)

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daz 0 · January 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM

My quick calcs for the last 8 test samples for Vitamin D are; - D2 approx 1200 IU/ml (averaged of 8 test samples) - D3 59 IU/ml (averaged over 6 test samples that reported D3, 2 samples did not report D3) or - D3 44 IU/ml (averaged of 8 test... (more)

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by 313 · about 23 hours ago

I was wondering if I had some ground beef if it was a good idea to cook it in water. I wanted to cook it or brown it in a pan but I could be losing a lot of the nutrients that way as the beef is in contact with the heat source or pan throughout... (more)

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Lutfisk 0 · December 13, 2011 at 4:35 AM

you are overthinking it. don't eat boiled ground beef. :(

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by 172 · about 23 hours ago

Since portfolio of foods I consume are very small subset of available universe of foods, I worry a little bit of missing nutrients in the longer term and subsequent effects upon physiology of body. I practiced a strict paleo diet and... (more)

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Laura_2 0 · November 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM

You may have more luck finding long term studies of WAPF folks, or even of gluten free folks. Paleo just went "mainstream" (ish) a few years ago, so I haven't heard of any studies that deal exclusively with the long-term effects of paleo... (more)

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by 1720 · about 23 hours ago

Taken into account that our bodies absorbed the nutrients we gave it. This leads me to another question. How do we know if our bodies are absorbing the nutrients we are giving it? Are there certain foods/herbs/supplements we can take to make... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · October 30, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Let me answer with another question: Do you think that being amazing all the time would make evolutionary sense? Replication of genes is where it's at (in biology). Good nutrition definitely is important. But I predict that having sex will even... (more)

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