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by 90 · 2 minutes ago

Hi, Which fruits and vegetables are heathier cooked than raw? I was thinking that maybe carrots are heathier cooked because it is easier to digest. Thanks, Philip

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Dan 0 · August 09, 2010 at 6:33 PM

From a recent NPR piece entitled "Food for Thought: Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter"... (Funny, I thought you had to be a vegan to report for NPR ;-) As we slice up the turnip and put the potatoes in a pot, Wrangham explains that even... (more)

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by 15976 · 2 minutes ago

Recently i was listening to Carl Lanore's Superhuman Radio show and both he and one of his guests mentioned regular consumption of raw beef, if in somewhat minor amounts. They both were talking about ground beef, and yes the stipulation was that... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · August 03, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Sounds like a good way to get some E. coli O157:H7 into you. The absolute risk is probably quite small but the outcome if you did get food poisoning can be serious. E. coli O157 only evolved in the 1970's so it is not a bug that our ancestors had... (more)

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by 1363 · 6 minutes ago

is eating raw grassfed beef liver safe?I'd probably keep it frozen and swallow it like pills.

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Stephen_4 0 · June 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM

The risk (parasites) seems greater than the reward (undefined) in this situation.

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by 0 · 11 minutes ago

I've read a couple of times that vegetables actually increase intestinal permeability because they're insoluble or something. Here's a passage I recently found on this website: "Not to mention everytime you eat a plant food, either the... (more)

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moors 0 · February 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Here it is : http://paleohacks.com/questions/93839/candida-and-ketosis.html?page=2&pageSize=10&sort=votes No paleo fiber actually has ever been found to be bad as far as I can tell. Insoluble fiber being abrasive etc is a... (more)

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by 0 · 13 minutes ago

And what evidence is there that these enzymes even exist in the food?

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FishGelatin 0 · December 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

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by 0 · 13 minutes ago

I hear more and more that kale is best NOT eaten raw - yet many paleo follwers (present company included) have raw kale in a smoothie daily. Please help me understand if this is not in my best interest.... or if I should cook the kale... (more)

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Andrea_18 0 · November 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

thank you SO much!

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by 0 · 14 minutes ago

I've switched my dog and cat over to an all raw diet of meat, bone, vegetable and fruit and I've never seen more healthy animals in my life. I've always had at least one dog since childhood. Every dog I've ever had (usually large dogs) pass away... (more)

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MetroCaveBoy 0 · October 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Sean 23, I understand your stance and your passion, but be careful with how your phrase your comments.... Japanese and Polynesians eat raw fish. Inuits eat raw meat. They were human last time I looked.

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by 188 · 17 minutes ago

What has more benefits; fermented raw milk, raw kefir or yogurt? Please share your experience with either. Of course from grass fed animals and of any species.

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by 787 · 18 minutes ago

Social network sites are awash with people supporting the notion that raw food is alive & our bodies thrive on it but cooked food is dead & has many many negative effects on the body, it's put forward by many of the proponents as a gospel... (more)

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greymouser 0 · July 01, 2013 at 5:10 PM

A true statement would be that cooked food is simply somewhat less enzymatically reactive than raw food. Somewhat. At 114-120??F, proteins/enzymes denature, before renaturing when cooled (i.e. edible temperatures). A slab of steak doesn't... (more)

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by 287 · 20 minutes ago

Ive been thinking of drinking raw eggs for breakfast...is this dangerous? will it fill me?

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Robert_13 0 · June 05, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I have 3 raw eggs more or less everyday, usually i'll workout in the am and then wait until my belly starts rumbling (usually 3/4 hours) then have 3 raw eggs as my first snack, it feels great, instant energy & they sit in my stomach very well,... (more)

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by 35 · 20 minutes ago

Costco sells Wild Pacific Mahi frozen fillets, imported from Taiwan. Thoughts on eating these raw?

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Linds 0 · August 01, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Probably a little sketchy. I would sear at least. Opt for something a little more 'local' (at least in the same country) if you can find it if you want to eat it raw... Check out this site: http://www.seachoice.org/fish/mahi-mahidolphinfish/... (more)

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by 50 · 21 minutes ago

I love sushi, and also when I eat steak I cannot get it rare enough. I only cook it because I cannot risk getting sick or any type of parasite. I am about over worried about parasites perhaps because my father got them while working overseas and... (more)

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TB_1 0 · May 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM

I don't know too much about parasites, but your local fishmongers and butchers do and they know where their meat and fish came from, when it arrived and how it was stored. Don't be afraid to ask them questions about which of their product is safe... (more)

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by 15 · 21 minutes ago

I've been drinking a kale smoothie every morning for a few weeks and it's been great so far! They contain plenty of vitamins/minerals/fats, but I'm almost completely lacking protein. For the past few days, I've been scrambling up 3 duck eggs from... (more)

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tbunchylulu 0 · May 06, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I put two or three raw chicken egg yolks in my kale smoothie every morning and have for years. I get the eggs from a neighbor and have never had a problem. Just make sure the shells are clean before you crack them.

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by 1005 · 22 minutes ago

I found some organic raw grassfed kefir at my local Sprouts, I was looking forward to trying it, and when I did try it just now, it tastes yeasty and disgusting. Is this normal for raw kefir, or has it expired? I'm thinking of getting my money back (more)

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Eduardo_Martin 0 · May 22, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Kefir should not taste yeasty or disgusting. It should have a creamy texture -depending on the proportion of culture added to milk-, it should have a fairly tangy taste and a fulfilling sensation upon ingesting it. Having said that, we shouldn??t... (more)

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by 787 · 22 minutes ago

I've heard about the whole avidin/biotin thing but i still tend to eat mine whole, it just seems more intuitive to eat them whole, but thats all im basing it off really, i don't seem to have any issues & have known people who swear by eating... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I eat raw eggs on occasion -- usually 3-8 cracked into a glass, and chugged. Avidin will definitely bind to biotin - it's extremely "biotin hungry". Biotin is water-soluble and actual DRI is extremely low. Basically, everyone gets enough biotin... (more)

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by 787 · 22 minutes ago

Im looking for some suggestions to eat more raw paleo foods please. At the mo the only raw foods im eating are avocados, salad leafs, olives, unpasturized cheese, sauerkraut/kimchi, aaand thats pretty much it. I do like the warmth of a cooked... (more)

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August 0 · April 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

I swallowed a live, raw goldfish once, to freak out my brother. That fish was still kicking when he hit the stomach acid. Maybe you should raise minnows or something.

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by 20 · 22 minutes ago

Hi, Coming from a long term vegan background I miss many of the raw vegan desserts I used to enjoy and looking at the ingredients now some of them seem reasonably paleo. I'll give an example: Blueberry pie. Crust: dates, almonds, walnuts (all... (more)

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Alex 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Your example is entirely compatible with paleo.

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by 787 · 23 minutes ago

Im having my first batch of Raw milk delivered tomorrow & just wondering what i can do with it and how, i'd love to make my own fermented dairy particularly a nice thick cream or yoghurt As soon as it's delivered i plan on drinking at least... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · April 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM

The first time I tried raw milk I really was overwhelmed. The flavor is distinctly different from regular milk. It is really deep! I didn't use the milk for anything else because I intended to play around with fermenting regular milk first to get... (more)

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by 482 · 23 minutes ago

My office is located 50 feet away from a supermarket. This is convenient. I go there daily for green tea, sardines, olives, almond butter, raw nuts, fruits to snack on during work, and sometimes buy my groceries from there and take them... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 15, 2013 at 3:17 AM

The peppers are for sure a problem, because they have a wax on them as well. They definitely need to be washed. Why can't you take them home, wash them and package them for work? Or take some water from home and a colander and wash them at work,... (more)

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by 4181 · 23 minutes ago

Can someone debunk this please, I'm getting awfully confused Protein does not create protein in your body. Amino acids create protein in your body. And the best source of amino acids are leafy green vegetables. When you eat meat,... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Please note, I have nothing against leafy green veggies and push eating them as much as possible. Paragraph 1: Yes, your body makes protein out of amino acids. Yes, your body has to break down proteins to get the amino acids. No, plants are... (more)

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by 915 · 25 minutes ago

I'm not a fan of smoothies but i would have one every now & then for nutritions sake, i don't eat a lot of salad but i do eat veggies...just not enough in my opinion. On the raw side of things i don't eat a lot at all apart from a bit of... (more)

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eric_9 0 · March 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I tried pure juicing and green leaves gave very little juice at all. I went back to chewing my salads. :)

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by 159 · 25 minutes ago

I've become interested in raw meat after hearing about the benefits of enzymes and possibly the way vitamin B6 is destroyed in cooking. I get absolutely no raw animal foods in my diet, since I can't eat dairy or eggs I would have to eat raw... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 22, 2013 at 11:56 PM

i've been eating a raw paleo diet for the past 3 months and my experience so far has been nothing but positive. i now actually prefer the taste of raw meat to cooked, and i feel like i'm benefiting more from eating raw food then i did from cooked.... (more)

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by 10 · 25 minutes ago

Im going to Afghanistan soon and they have closed the dinning facilities for breakfast chow. so if i dont want to eat an MRE every morning (about 1500 calories of processed foods) i need to find some fast easy and raw (i wont be able to cook...)... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM

My dad has been in the military for almost 30 years and over his time he has been all over the world on dozens of tours overseas for up to a year at a time. My dad has always always been very conscious of what he eats especially overseas where the... (more)

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by 496 · 26 minutes ago

Hi Anyone who drinks Raw milk in the UK? Any sources as I have found some but are really expensive :| Thanks in advance!

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · August 22, 2013 at 9:53 PM

yes, calves :-)

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by 15400 · 27 minutes ago

I checked out Denise Minger's daily menu (thanks to Pecan) and it seems that she eats mostly raw vegetables and fruits (as well as raw fish, shellfish and occasionally meat). Now, it is very interesting, but I find that raw vegetables agree with... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 02, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Eat 40% to 50% raw, but there's no reason to eat everything raw. Our ancestors started cooking more than a million years ago, we evolved eating both kinds of cooking. Which means that we have gut bacteria that need both types too. So if you're... (more)

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