Safe Starch

Safe Starch

Safe Starch Questions

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by 78417 · about 19 hours ago

Has anyone here lost more than 50lbs while averaging 200+gm of carbohydrate a day? For all I am glad that Paleo has embraced starch for those who need it I'm wondering if that hasn't skewed people's results.

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shelley_1 0 · October 26, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I can lose weight on carbs but its really really hard..I am hungry alot, hot flashes, cranky..not pretty at all but I did lose some that way, gained some back and then went Paleo about a year ago and lost another 30plus with ease..around 60g of... (more)

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by 529 · about 19 hours ago

A very close friend eats grains/carbs at the moment and is on a very tight budget (~$85-110 a month for food), sometimes with limited access to cooking. While they've expressed wishes to transition to Paleo/primal/ancient-type diet, right now,... (more)

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glib 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:49 AM

This is based on my personal experience, and I assume you mean from "less inflammatory" to "more inflammatory". Note also that I eat my wife's bread, if the dough is fermented for more than 24 hours. Very safe: turnips, yams and sweet potatoes,... (more)

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by 1169 · about 19 hours ago

I almost only have berries and carrots as my carb sources. I eat a ridiculous amount of carrots every day. The reason is that I feel I can digest these carbs sources good, and also my skin doesnt break out from them. I have tried sweet potatoes,... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · April 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM

People who eat lots of carrots turn orange. No kidding, your skin acquires an orange color from all the carotene that you're eating (yes, you can google it up). If you can handle carrots what about other root vegetables -- parsnips, turnips,... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've got a few questions about substituting some non-starchy for starchy vegetables. Background 3000 calorie diet split 20%/25%/55% carbs/protein/fat (PUFA < 5%, 2:1 O6:O3) Fairly active with 3x pw weight training and 2x pw... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

There really isn't a question in your question ... you sort of just talked about maybe trying to get more tuber/root vegetables. Are you just looking for encouragement? If you're asking if you should eat more than zero, then personally, I think... (more)

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by 78417 · about 19 hours ago

So I consider myself a paleo purist- I don't even eat apples due to the sugar content. I was surprised seeing Paul jaminet recommend white rice and sweet potatoes on his " perfect health diet" I'd love to add these foods in my diet, but it goes.... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 07, 2013 at 1:22 PM

A few points: Glucose is a nutrient. Like all nutrients you can get it in excess, but some is better than none. Starch which provides glucose and resistant starch (a highly beneficial fiber) is generally healthier than sugar which provides... (more)

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by 912 · about 19 hours ago

I just ate my first Japanese sweet potato. It was by far the best starch I've ever roasted. Maybe it was the high quality ghee I got today or the coconut oil. But this sweet potato was better than any yam or white sweet potato I've ever eaten. ... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 06, 2013 at 5:08 AM

they're frigging awesome. i parboil or steam, then saute until the sugar comes out. pretty much my go-to starch at this point.

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by 3979 · about 19 hours ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixtamalization -Increases mineral content -removes hull -removes mycotoxins -breaks down protein into more bioavailable form Assuming it's organic and non-gmo, do you think this could be considered a safe starch?... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · January 01, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I eat nixtamalized corn as a "safe starch," more than white rice, but not more than potatoes. I'm gluten intolerant and have some problems with a few other gluten-free grains, but corn has never been a problem for me. I live in Texas, and eating... (more)

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by 1772 · about 19 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 224 · about 19 hours ago

What are some of your favorite sources of carbohydrate and why? How does a starchy tuber like sweet potato compare to a root vegetable high in sugar like carrot? Can a legume like green peas be used as a safe starch if tolerated, how would this... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I like the whole safe starch concept less and less. Evolutionarily, humans have been eating root and tubers (very starchy food items) for millions of years. Despite being high in carbohydrate, they are completely paleo in the broadest sense. The... (more)

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by 260 · about 19 hours ago

I know a good amount of paleo people accept white rice as a safe starch because it is purely that, a starch. What about cream of rice? I got it from the store and the only ingredient is granulated rice, so just from that it seems like it is fine.... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

The Jaminet's (who popularized the term safe starch) seem ok with it as an option: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/02/around-the-web : (7) Another Perfect Health breakfast idea: Emily suggests cream of rice with cream, butter, and apricot... (more)

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by 224 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all I am looking for opinions on what would be the best vegetables for me to eat given my situation. I do not enjoy eating massive quantities of vegetables, i.e. cups of spinach, broccoli, etc., yet am still looking to get an adequate amount... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 29, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Butternut squash is amazing. Really been on a kick of it lately.

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by 173 · about 19 hours ago

So in an effort to gain weight while running 30+ miles/week and using weights at the gym, I'm adding more carbs to my diet and the easiest/cheapest way to do this, for me at least, is to eat white rice. I'm Asian so it's not hard to find white... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · September 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM

My favorite way is to cook rice is in broth, to make it more nutrient dense. Then I toss it with lime juice, salt and pepper and mix in a full bunch of minced cilantro. Pile meat, avocado and salsa on top of the rice, with maybe a little cheese... (more)

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by 173 · about 19 hours ago

I've been replacing my usual carb sources with sweet potatoes and chestnuts lately, and thought maybe it'd be good to add some white rice in as well, especially since I'm running. I know it's sort of a safe starch. Anyone can share their... (more)

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CD 0 · September 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

If you want rice, cook it in bone broth rather than water. That adds tons of nutrients to an otherwise empty food

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by 2199 · about 19 hours ago

What are the main differences in how someone processes glucose from the diet vs gluconeogenesis? Paul Jaminet, a seriously smart cookie and charming guy, writes we need a certain number of grams of glucose a day and can create it through... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

In addition to what Drs Kruse and Jaminet said, I think an important distinction is that gluconeogenesis is regulated by internal feedback mechanisms. Safe starches are regulated by who puts the food on our plate and how big of a portion it is. (more)

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by 384 · about 19 hours ago

As far as I am aware both of them are mostly glucose that is quickly metabolized. Why is once safe and the other bad? EDIT: The best answer I've seen is a difference in the corresponding proteins, the simplicity of the glucose molecules, and the... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 05, 2012 at 6:18 AM

I'm not sure I'd call one "safe" and the other "bad," but between the two, rice is preferred. Wheat contains gluten, a protein that many are allergic/sensitive to, and rice does not. Also, white rice contains much less phytic acid and fewer... (more)

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by 30 · about 19 hours ago

So I thought Paleo was all about staying away from ALL breads, legumes, processed food, and sugars (except in small amounts of fruit)? So why is it that when I Google Paleo recipes it never fails that something with these ingredients always pops... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · April 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Well first off, welcome! Second off, no, organic bread is still bread, still contains anti-nutrients, and is still on the no-no list. There are gray areas in this world, and the longer you're here, the more gray areas you'll find. But anything... (more)

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by 319 · about 19 hours ago

Jimmy Moore just posted his blood sugar results from a week of introducing sweet potato into his diet: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/jimmy-moores-n1-experiments-safe-starch-sweet-potato/13976 What are your thoughts on his methodology and... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 16, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Firstly I want a 30 day trial. It takes time to adapt to any diet. Secondly, I want to see him drastically reduce his fat if he's gonna eat starchy. Thirdly, I want some green veggies on the plate too though not a lot. Fourthly, I want real... (more)

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by 1363 · about 19 hours ago

Anyone know a good comprehensive list of safe starches? If not I thought we could make one. We could sort it by level of "Safeness" I.E. some consider white rice safe, others not so much. And we could sort for price. Maybe 3 Categories - "Almost... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · April 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

This could really be all over the place as not one sock fits all and everyone's needs/goals are different. Many online sites have lists available, I like what's on Balanced Bites via @Violets post. Personally I dig yuca, plantains, banana, tubers,... (more)

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by 427 · about 20 hours ago

Well, my night is ruined. For some reason this supposed "safe-starch" doesn't sit well with me at at all. This is like the 3rd time I've experimented with one of these too, so it's not like the GI distress is some fluke. Every other time... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · April 01, 2012 at 2:59 AM

I feel your pain. Well, I mean, I have felt it. Stopped eating spaghetti and butternut squash as they f me all up. Gassy, bloated happen quickly, but the worst for me is the wicked rrhea that happens the next day. Feels like I'm trying to poop... (more)

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by 8933 · about 20 hours ago

I've been looking for good starchy carbohydrates that don't spike insulin, since fruit seems to make me moody. I thought pumpkin might be a good idea, but it's not starchy at all (5 grams of carbs in 100g of pumpkin, and I'm not prepared to eat... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 22, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Paul Jaminet talks here about starches as part of a meal having lower GI because of the other foods eaten (fats, fiber, etc.) http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4937

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by 943 · about 20 hours ago

So Paul Jaminet makes the claim in PHD that Candida Albicans, among other fungal infections, can actually feed on ketones as they are water soluble. This pretty much goes against the mainstream school of thought that blood glucose levels should... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 06, 2011 at 4:36 AM

All I can say is thanks to Paul Jaminet, my fungal infection is gone or dormant. The addition of starch/glucose was such a huge health turnaround for me. Dandruff gone, dermatitis gone, IBS gone. I only got dandruff when going VLC.

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by 333 · about 20 hours ago

Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)

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Adriana 0 · November 09, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The carbs in carrots are mostly sugar. Sweet potatoes have sugar and starch Sugars - carrots 5.2 gr / 1 cup, sweet potatoes 13.0 Starch -carrots .2 gr/ 1 cup, sweet potato 14 I am scratching my head, Nutrition Data shows NO STARCH in cooked... (more)

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by 11683 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, I'm trying to heal my IBS and read on here that it may be best to avoid nuts. Then one night last week I ate around a half cup of almond butter and was ridiculously bloated for days afterwards, which effectively drove the point home that you... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 28, 2011 at 3:48 AM

Coconut butter does have a high fiber content, and definitely could irritate your bowel. Nice to introduce one food at a time so you'll be sure what causes flare ups in the future. For now, you may want to consider taking the coconut butter and... (more)

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by 8858 · about 20 hours ago

I was reading the Jimmmy Moore post on "safe starches" [http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/is-there-any-such-thing-as-safe-starches-on-a-low-carb-diet/11809] and noticed a comment from someone named Anthony C. who questioned the term "metabolic... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · October 08, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I think there is not a single, exact answer to this question, as to EXACT mechanism and WHEN this occurs. But I think there is alot of good info out there pointing to the fact that it does occur and that as far as anyone knows, at least some of... (more)

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by 18671 · about 20 hours ago

Is dietary carbohydrate even necessary at all? In the recent past, this question wouldn't even be asked. Knowing that the body can manufacture its own glucose via gluconeogenesis, dietary carbohydrate has long been considered non-essential. ... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 06, 2011 at 6:47 PM

I think a huge issue here is that many of these people who are saying that glucose deficiency contributed to a fungal infection are self-diagnosing their fungal infections. I'm not saying they do not have fungal infections, but I'm concerned that... (more)

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