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by 0 · April 11, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Hi, I'm having trouble finding sausages that don't have some form of sugar in them, but if it's one of the last ingredients on the list, is there enough sugar in there for it to really matter? Also, are there any other ingredients I... (more)

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samc 0 · April 11, 2014 at 4:55 AM

I avoid sugar, but I consider it minor as I can wrap my head around the concept. Diphosphates ? Can you follow this from Wikipedia ? I can't so I avoid things like this - basically processed foods are bad. ----------- Pyrophosphates are... (more)

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

This doesn't happen all the time, but I'm in college and had to go to the closest grocery store the other day to pick up enough meat to last me a couple of days. All the meat was conventional, of course, but there were also no lean meats. I've... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · December 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Drain off the fat when you cook it.

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Should I be concerned about brands of cooking oils (EVOO, Coconut, etc.), and spices that are processed in the same factory as wheat, soy, peanuts, etc...? I've found some that do not but they are usually more expensive. I do not have any... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · October 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I think it shouldn't be a concern for most people. I'm what's considered a "super sensitive celiac": I react to under 10ppm of gluten. I've had trouble with a few spices (but no oils) that are processed in facilities with wheat. Most celiacs I... (more)

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by 130 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I've come down with a whopper of the summer cold that's been circulating in our area and besides bringing a stuffy head, horrible cough and body aches, this little lover brought along cravings for highly processed/high sugar foods (the first... (more)

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CD 0 · August 24, 2012 at 2:01 PM

sugar cravings are not uncommon when sick. sugar is easy for the body to burn for fuel, and in a depleted state the body like easy. Try eating fruit and lowering protein intake.

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by 630 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

One thing I picked up from listening to and reading some of Ray Peat's stuff was that most ice creams contain thickeners and stabilizers, including cellulose, and that virtually only Haagen Dazs is legitimate ice cream anymore. Now I see that... (more)

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Tikivana 0 · March 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

It's the higher-temp pasturization that requires that they add the stablizers and gums to the heavy cream. I'm lucky to have found a source of vat-pasturized Jersery cream in bottles. But it's not cheap, around $4 a pint. There's also one local... (more)

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by 971 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I'm starting to worry more and more about the processing of and modifications made to my food. I think most (but not all) of my undesireable food reactions come from the isolation of certain molecules used to enhance flavors or increase... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 07, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Eat foods without labels from trusted sources.

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Whether you cook your own food or buy food that's been cooked already. Should we be cooking it again, or should we be eating it cold? Even sausage links, sausage patties, bacon, etc. comes fully cooked. I know they are probably heavily... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · December 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM

i only eat meat for the 20+ amino acids that are relatively heat stable, so i cook and recook all meat products for well documented safety concerns. i get my nutrition from raw vegetables and raw fruit.

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by 1023 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I'm sure others have seen this one popping up all over the news today. "Red Meat, Processed Meat Linked to Diabetes Risk" http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20110810/red-meat-processed-meat-linked-to-diabetes-risk The ACJN... (more)

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Amit 0 · August 10, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Yea saw that in NYT health section. ANd expect them to keep coming out. Here's the problem, since the 80s when people were told red meat was bad, health conscious people stopped or significantly reduced their consumption of red meat. So most... (more)

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by 95 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

do processed cheese slices have unhealthy trans-fats?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 16, 2011 at 8:09 PM

There are some semi-decent organic (horizon brand I think) processed cheese slices available. This is in terms of the ingredient label only, as Horizon has been rated low for simply following the letter and not the spirit of organic food... (more)

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by 153 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Maybe it is the INTJ in me, but I can't seem to get beyond one sticking point with bacon: it is processed. I know I should be looking for minimally processed bacon, but where I live that is actually quite hard. My question: Why do people feel it... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 12, 2011 at 12:12 AM

If you want to avoid processed food, stick with fruit or stop eating. Most, if not all, other food is processed--cut up, ground, cooked, whatever. I wish that anti-processed-food meme would fricking die, it's not even close to accurate about... (more)

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by 10768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I think sulfites are part of the Curse upon overly processed foods, but some humans are more sensitive than others. Are you affected by... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 10, 2011 at 8:49 PM

The sulfites seem to be mainly in foods which are easy to avoid, such as: dried fruits, wine, and dried potatoes. It is possible to get those foods without sulfites. Another way to phrase that is that processed foods are a curse. :) Best... (more)

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by 1510 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

For almost two years after seeing Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Cancer documentary and reading her blog, I really into the raw food movement. There were entire weeks where I only ate raw fruits and veggies. And gained weight and anxiety, go figure, from... (more)

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alvesky 0 · November 07, 2013 at 5:39 PM

HI. So, I was veg for 11 years, with vegan for 9 of those and raw vegan for 7 of those. I came into vegetarianism for animal welfare reasons, and continued with health reasons. I felt great going into veganism, and much better going into raw... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Specifically, what ingredients, additives or process changes glorious meat into carcinogenic junk food? Nitrates/Nitrites are in contention(veggies have them too) but please chime in on them too, I'm not convinced of their safety... (more)

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xjhues 0 · September 10, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Meat that is cured with sodium nitrate is carcinogenic because heat and digestion turns it into N-nitroso compounds (NOCs) - http://tinyurl.com/288wfa3 If you must have cured meats I suggest drinking some green tea -... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I'm new to paleo, and reading a great deal. The general gist I get is processed meat = bad. Would that apply to deli meat from like whole foods? If I have sliced ham (especially breakfast ham) or bacon, aren't those processed? I assume it's all... (more)

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LiveForIt 0 · May 18, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Do not let the label of "processed" meat sway you. Its how the meat is raised through out its life. The word processed can mean many different things. As there is 100% grass-fed ground beef which can be considered processed (muscle meat, organs,... (more)