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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Does it cause constipation or bloatedness?

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Elliefrance 0 · June 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Arrow is starch that is easily digestible which is used for the treatment of digestive distress. It is given as easily digestible foods for the people just recovering from long ailment. Women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding should stay away... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

Any useful information about glycogen would be helpful. I'm still learning!From what I've put together, starch is mainly used for muscle glycogen while fructose is for liver glycogen. When you're liver glycogen is full, your body thinks it's... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 05, 2014 at 10:45 AM

That's not entirely true. The liver will convert fructose to glycogen when its stores of glycogen are low, otherwise they become triglycerides.Fructose, while it will increase your appetite, can damage the liver and lead to Non-Alcoholic Fatty... (more)

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by 787 · about 13 hours ago

Can anyone explain why I can eat a tub of ice cream or lots of chocolate everyday with no apparent issues but if I add 'safe' starches instead I start gaining body fat within days? In both cases we're talking about adding in 100g carbs to a... (more)

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by -2 · about 13 hours ago

I have been studying a lot of indigenous tribes and am finding it odd that some of these people, seemingly eating the healthiest of diets (wild game, fruits, and starches, so essentially paleo which would be considered healthy) seem to have... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 17, 2014 at 4:16 AM

http://books.google.com/books?id=_rdgRSPb76MC&pg=PT53&lpg=PT53&ots=IjISoHW5Pd&focus=viewport&dq=huaorani+bloat&output=html_text Quoting this text from "Savages", the Huaorani eat "beyond simple gluttony." Manioc,... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

So, I've been reading about resistant starches and possible beneficial effects on the gut biome. I've been really excited to experiment and this morning I bought green bananas and unmodified potato starch. How much is recommended to start... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

I started with 2 teaspoons of Potato starch morning and evening, mixed with either kefir, water or beet kvass. The gas was dreadful! So I reduced to just 2 teaspoons evenings. I am now on 4 teaspoons in the evenings and my sleep is hugely... (more)

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by 215 · about 13 hours ago

I've never bought nor eaten cassava/yucca before, but due to its low cost, and calorie+nutrient density, I'm thinking of making it my main starch source, along with bananas and plantains. I've been trying to get away from white potatoes as they... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey, So while I don't have SIBO or a serious such bacterial overgrowth, I did have a high count for just one strain of bad bacteria: Enterobacter Cloacae, on my Geneva Diagnostics comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test that I had done... (more)

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begob 0 · September 02, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Have a look at this - an online experiment to see if resistant starch (potato) helps gut flora: http://freetheanimal.com/2013/08/resistant-starch-content-of-foods-other-anecdote-and-miscellania.html#comment-535136 "Here's what resistant starch... (more)

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by 275 · about 13 hours ago

I am doing an anti fungal diet, as I most definitely have a fungal infection. This basically means no starch and sugar Ideally I want to do this for three months. What are the dangers of low term low carb/ ketosis. I have heard of stuff like... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM

We could discuss endlessly regarding if ketogenic diets are good long term or not, here on PH you'll find people that love low carb and has changed their lives, people that will tell you that you're ruining your life, and then some people that... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey, So my question is: Is it a good idea to count carbs from ALL sources as carbs, when tailoring an amount of carbs to your workout intensity, or should you only count carbs from starch/fruit? Also, I'm trying to experiment with carb cycling,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

To answer your first question, it is not a good idea to count carbs at all. Just eat real food. Sure, try to have a variety of food sources to get the proper nutrition, but analyzing every bite of food that goes into your mouth is pointless. ... (more)

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by 25 · about 13 hours ago

So, I've recently started working out and want to add a bit of carb into my diet to see how it effects my muscle growth / recovery. I'm reading a lot of 50g-100g being the sweet spot and want to try it and adjust from there. My question is if... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 21, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Yes, you need to count the carbs in broccoli if you want a really accurate picture of your carb intake. There are a few grams of digestible carbohydrate, even after subtracting out the fiber, and it adds to your total. If you want to use a tool... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

might be a silly question but i'm new to working out and was wondering why its better to have these carbs post workout and not that much during the day?..

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Most carbs release glucose into the blood stream when eaten and in response, they generate an insulin spike, depending on the amount of net carbs they hold, the glycemic index and the quantity you take. Starch carbs are more or less dense in... (more)

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by 3180 · about 14 hours ago

Would you eat up to 4TBS a day of raw, unmodified potato starch--the kind used as a thickener--very cheap--every day for the rest of your life? Let's say doing so gave you an uninterrupted night of sleep, lowered your LDL cholesterol, raised your... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 10, 2014 at 3:01 PM

After my experiment with pectin, no. Raw undigestible carbohydrates gave me gas and constipation at 1-2 tablespoons a day. And my LDL went up, same effect as when I ate a lot of fiber. Cook the starch. Otherwise leave it alone. Raw starch is... (more)

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by 3521 · about 14 hours ago

I am going to go on some serious overfeeding to get me thyroid rolling and gain some serious mass. I will try to eat like I have never before but which of the energy nutrient should I overfeed on? Starch: Potential Cons: Constantly elevated... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · May 04, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Never mind, I think I have my answer. If anyone's interested: http://suppversity.blogspot.de/2012/03/if-you-go-high-carb-you-better-go.html (more)

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by 589 · about 14 hours ago

I have come to the realization my body does not like fiber and/or starch. Yesterday I ate some spaghetti squash and celery root-- my stomach was so bloated and I was in such pain for the entire day. I have tried digestive enzymes and HCL nothing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Sounds like you are FODMAPS-intolerant. It's trial & error to find out what YOU tolerate, but here's a link that may help: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html (more)

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by 40 · about 14 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 30 · about 14 hours ago

So, maybe I really am just that uninformed, but what EXACTLY is wrong with having 2-3 yams/sweet potatoes or even squash a day? I CrossFit about 4-5 times a week and it seems having these foods are the horrible things to have. What if I am not... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Nobody doing crossfit should restrict starch. Muscle glycogen repletion is a good thing. Nobody should restrict omega-6 from nutritious whole food sources. Eat as many almonds as you want within your caloric framework. I eat raw walnuts <gasp>... (more)

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by 26 · about 14 hours ago

I recently came across an article about how "resistant starch" is very healthy and has been found to kill precancerous polps in the colon, etc. I have IBS and it hasn't exactly cleared up on the Paleo diet and FODMAPS. I was thinking of buying... (more)

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akman 0 · February 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM

I have been eating 5-20g/day of RS since Jan 1st. My Fasting Blood Glucose has dropped back down to 90 from 120 in that time and I seem to have many of the other benefits associated with it such as lack of hunger and stool consistency. My main... (more)

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by 4181 · about 14 hours ago

Has anyone noticed an improvement in their IBS/general digestion after eschewing starch? I have gone about a day and a half since quitting the 'safe starches' of white rice and sweet potatoes and I feel lighter, less bloated I've been really... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 03, 2013 at 1:27 PM

You'd need to have a read up on the SCD diet. SCD disallows starches, because they're complex sugars. Complex sugars are more difficult to digest, ending up becoming food for the gut bacteria. Fruits, raw honey are ok on SCD, but tubers and rice... (more)

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by 912 · about 14 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 100 · about 14 hours ago

After being diagnosed with thyroid problems (poor conversion of T3 and T4) that were immediately solved by going off VLC/LC, I found my carb sweet spot of 75g after introducing safe starches like sweet potatos and white rice. I was considering... (more)

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scottts 0 · December 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Fellow hypothroid here. Also had problems under 50 carbs per day. I now do about 90, mostly from white potato and white rice, but also do sweet potato, and plantains from time to time. I tend to prefer the starches as they convert directly to... (more)

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by 173 · about 14 hours ago

Just curious to know whether you guys eat bananas regularly on paleo as a starch source. I don't, not really, 'cause I don't really like how it tastes but I'm looking to alternative starch sources, so... Bananas on paleo. Thoughts?

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Thomy 0 · November 09, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Hi, I eat them almost every day. As a natural food I doubt the carbs do any harm. Anyway you probably should stay away from 30 bananas a day

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by 173 · about 14 hours ago

I mean, they all end up as glucose in the end, right? So what's the difference between those two and why is it some people don't count non-starchy vegetables as part of their carb consumption?

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Michael_17 0 · November 09, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I dare say fibre and relative energy density...

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by 12677 · about 14 hours ago

I've been looking into the evidence of the health effects of sucrose or similar glucose-fructose mixtures found in fruit compared to glucose or starch. There's seems to be a fair amount of evidence that fructose can be bad, but most of the... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · September 21, 2012 at 4:22 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673878/ "Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans" Its not a study on... (more)

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by 1631 · about 14 hours ago

I have been well within the " Paleosphere " for quite a while. I have noticed many things coming into play that have intrigued me. Paleo is changing, it's the most simple way I can put it. It seems Primal/Paleo used to be all about eating so much... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

People have gone far enough to say that Low-carb diets, over long periods of time are nothing but detrimental to health. With that statement I can agree! I think this is an unfortunate turn of the wheel full circle. Every-one can... (more)

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by 608 · about 14 hours ago

I'll try to make everything easy to understand, but bare with me... I'm having problems with my digestion as a 16 year old kid(which is likely causing my acne); specifically with starchy vegetables and fruits. I am Paleo about half a year and... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:19 AM

You may find the information on the WAPF site helpful: http://www.westonaprice.org/ask-the-doctor/acne A strategy for dealing with acne begins with effective "bowel cleansing" and healthy bowel flora (the normal lacto-bacteria that live in... (more)

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