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by 787 · about 9 hours ago

If you cook/cool/reheat white potatoes does the resistant starch stay intact? Does it matter how you reheat them? Oven/fry/microwave? Cheers

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eric_9 0 · May 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

thoroughly confused

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by 215 · about 9 hours ago

I've always had trouble eliminating grains from my diet, due to the fact that it's too hard to get enough calories without them, it's hard to get enough carbohydrates with just tubers and milk, and grains take like 5-10 minutes to make aposed to... (more)

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fredmull 0 · January 04, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Microwave debate aside, you can steam them in the micro in about 5 min.

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by 598 · about 9 hours ago

At the most basic level, what's the difference between the common white/beige sweet potato and the orange ones? I'm guessing the USDA nutrition data base is talking about the orange ones based on the beta carotine content. Anyone know the real... (more)

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samc 0 · December 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

faster way to search use this syntax in google site: paleohacks.com sweet potato I recall that sweet potatoes have minimal RS. Cooled cooked white potatoes have much more, but potato starch is by far the winner. Tbsp of Bobs Red Mill starch... (more)

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by 215 · about 9 hours ago

I usually have joint pain with white potatoes and other nightshades, will peeling stop this? And are the toxins in the thin skin itself , or in the thin layer of flesh underneath that's prized for having most of the nutrients in the potato,... (more)

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samc 0 · December 02, 2013 at 3:29 PM

If you have joint pain then avoid them, why mess with it? Move on to other foods like sweet potatoes. Purple sweet potatoes baked or microwaved and then fried in butter or coconut oil are far more flavorful than white potatoes, at least for me. (more)

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by 115 · about 9 hours ago

Like it or not, there are now many credible sources who speaks warmly about the potato diet when it comes to healthy fat-loss. But those it work because it is potatoes and potatoes are magic or can you substitute potatoes for sweet... (more)

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olivia_111 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

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by 598 · about 9 hours ago

This common sensation has become pretty foreign to me since starting Paleo. Since about 30 minutes after a big lunch I've been all sleepy and fatigued. It's been 2 hours now and getting worse. Lunch consisted of pretty much just a small... (more)

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Leogon 0 · October 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Well we are all different, probably some people do well with a high fat diet other dont, i never said I followed an anti-fat diet, with severe adrenal fatigue you should consume fat in moderation at least in my case. I followed a paleo diet for... (more)

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by 75 · about 9 hours ago

I've been experimenting with paleo for almost a year now and realized I feel more full with more carbs (I tried to go low-carb for a while and it was just frustrating with too much bingeing. High-fat doesn't feel too great for me, either). I've... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · June 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I haven't eaten oats in a while but I think it could be to do with oats having relatively more fibre and being prone to expanding once they've been eaten. However I can't be sure at this moment. In what sort of preparations do you eat them? Have... (more)

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by 14877 · about 9 hours ago

According to wikipedia, they have health benefits: "Lectins serve many different biological functions in animals, from the regulation of cell adhesion to glycoprotein synthesis and the control of protein levels in the blood. They may also bind... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 25, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I'm actually becoming increasingly less afraid of other foods. Right now the only foods I'm against are hfcs, and vegetable oil. I still think white flour and sugar are both probably bad, but I just don't know how bad anymore assuming a good diet... (more)

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by 90 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I just recently purchased this product Now Acidophilus & Bifidus 8 Billion and just realized once I got home that it says "Note for those highly sensitive to milk protein: This product may contain minute amounts of casein." on the... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

If you have a true allergy to dairy whether its casein, lactose, or whey, obviously ingesting it could be fatal.

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by 40 · about 9 hours ago

What do you think about this article concerning White Potatoes? http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-white-potatoes-paleo/ I know if your goal is weight loss then White Potatoes should be avoided along with white rice and any starch for faster... (more)

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Scratch 0 · April 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

White potatoes don't have antinutrients, compounds that block your body's absorption of nutrients. They can contain a chemical called solanine, which may cause joint pain or other problems in sensitive individuals. Solanine develops in the skin... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

I am trying to get my family more in tune with nature. I want to do things the "right way". My 7 month old appears to have severe reactions to gluten and I cannot tolerate dairy. I took 2 of my 3 kids to a more "natural" doctor (still has his... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Not sure what your specific questions are :-) but here is some general advice. I too am skeptical of / frustrated with doctors that don't consider dietary changes to be a valid way to address problems. I think all health starts with your diet. ... (more)

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by 748 · about 9 hours ago

Okay, so basically I've been trying to lose weight for a few months now, but can never control my appetite. I thought eating fruit would be okay, but I realize now that my body is weird and doesn't need to be LOW CARB but rather just needs to be... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Keeping in mind the caloric density of butter and potatoes you're probably eating 50% fat 50% carbs on a calorie basis :-) Do note that the starch in potatoes is nothing but a polymer of glucose and by the time that starch gets into your... (more)

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by 20 · about 9 hours ago

Is eating potatoes on Paleo a bad thing if ok to eat how often and how do you eat it? I mean baked,fried,or mashed? Also what about cheese iis that ok?

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April_S_ 0 · March 01, 2013 at 5:16 AM

I looooove potatoes; they are my main source of carbs on Paleo. I feel much better with them. I eat them every day and even on days that I don't workout. My favorite way to eat them would be cutting some baby red potatoes into cubes or making... (more)

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by 115 · about 9 hours ago

If Nightshades are so bad, why do they taste so good and are so prevalent in many cultures? Things that are naturally tasty for humans are a signal for us to eat that certain food. And don't come with that "sugar is tasty and that is not... (more)

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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Are they so bad? They may be detrimental to some people (rheumatic arthritis seems to be affected in some cases). They certainly are disliked by TCM practitioners. But are they actually bad for most people? (IMO that would be a no - they are in... (more)

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by 1363 · about 10 hours ago

Ate some for the first time in a long time. Generally don't eat white potatoes. For awhile I felt a sort of pressure in my in my head, and now I have brain fog. I didn't do anything else unusual except skip my supplements today (which I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 25, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Most odd happenings like this are simply flukes. You're trying to make a connection where there very likely isn't one.

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by 572 · about 10 hours ago

They're also known as new potatoes in some parts of the country. I've been poking around, but can't find the definitive word on this. Not that there is ever a definitive word anywhere about anything. :)

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Eugenia 0 · March 06, 2013 at 10:39 PM

The problem with toxicity in potatoes is their skin, not the flesh. So just eat whatever potato you like, their differences are small. As long as you always skin them.

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by 14877 · about 10 hours ago

Conventional fitness wisdom says to choose sweet potatoes over white potatoes (based mostly if not entirely on the differing glycemic indices). Yet, my experience says otherwise, as I notice I run slightly leaner when choosing potatoes instead of... (more)

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Scratch 0 · February 02, 2013 at 10:43 PM

The lower-gi sweet potato results in a lower, but longer-lasting, insulin spike. This means a longer window for insulin to inhibit lipolysis. White potatoes produce a higher insulin spike, but it drops much more quickly, and when insulin levels... (more)

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by 45 · about 10 hours ago

Hi guys, I am following an ultra strict version of the auto-immune protocol to try and heal an auto-immune disease. Just meat, fish, a few select well-cooked vegetables, sweet potatoes and green leaves. I also try to encorperate bone broth and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM

but people constantly say 'ONLY EAT THEM POST WORK OUT!' People do say this. Many people are trying to lose weight, and it is somewhat wise to refuel with dense carbs as opposed to eating them willy nilly. The idea being that you would primarily... (more)

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by 1353 · about 10 hours ago

(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · January 24, 2013 at 2:04 AM

They contain alkaloid which can have a negative effect on nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function. (From http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62) I... (more)

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by 30 · about 10 hours ago

Hey Paleo crew, Why do most people in here recommend sweet potato over white potatoes as a good source of carbs? (here in Denmark sweet potato is somewhat more seldom used as opposed to potatos that we eat all the time) Also what is best`? Baked... (more)

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Monte 0 · January 18, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Alright Larry Finkelstein, http://paleohacks.com/questions/18825/why-are-sweet-potatoes-better-than-regular-potatoes#ixzz2Ah3ejGDN (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I know this might be ridiculous, but thought I'd ask. A local establishment sells French fries cooked in olive oil. Is this any worse for me than a simple white potato is?

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Olive oil (when refined) does not actually have a low smoke point: http://paleohacks.com/questions/113142/can-we-put-olive-oil-low-smoke-point-myth-to-bed Also, I don't believe oxidation when cooking with olive oil is anymore of a concern than... (more)

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by 1772 · about 10 hours ago

Are potatoes an acceptable or a "safe" starch? Straight forward question. Thanks!

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Matt_11 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Acceptable, not just a safe starch. Humans, as a species, have been eating roots and tubers for quite a while.

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by 45 · about 10 hours ago

Hi guys, I follow the auto-immune protocol for the Paleo diet and it's been amazing and I feel great! : ) Since starting this diet I've lost a shed load of weight, about 15 kilos in 4 months. Before I was totally ripped so all this weight was... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM

It's not an issue. You could eat 3 sweet potatoes a day and be deficient in Vitamin A if you fall into the substantial group of people who can't make the conversion. Beta-carotene is the precursor (inactive form) of retinol, the active ... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

According to some, quinoa is not technically a grain and moreover sweet potatoes aren't considered to be as starchy as their golden cousins. Are these two allowed when eating paleo? Also, what about tofu? It's technically made from soybeans... (more)

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Rikester 0 · December 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Sweet potatoes are considered a "safe starch" by most in the paleo or primal community. Quinoa are generally considered okay. Tofu on the other hand being soy, means it is primarily a GMO product, heavily doused in pesticides and is a... (more)

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by 221 · about 10 hours ago

I have celiac disease and I'm trying to gain weight. After my diagnosis I started losing too much. My blood tests indicate I wasn't severely deficient in any vitamins/minerals (except iron atm). My doctor thinks I may be losing weight because... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Plantain, yucca, white potatoes (if nightshades are tolerated), sweet potatoes, beets, winter squashes, fruits... there are MANY gluten-free Paleo foods that can provide carbs! I would also make sure you eat loads of healthy fats: coconut oil,... (more)

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