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by 0 · about 24 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 · September 29, 2014 at 4:09 AM

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 777 · September 28, 2014 at 4:10 AM

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 24 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 24 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 777 · about 24 hours ago

On trying to reintroduce starch into my diet i realize i simply can't, i don't enjoy eating it much, it sits in me like a bunch of rocks so causes me very undesirable BM related problems, it also seems to make me gain weight so easily, within... (more)

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by 215 · 3 minutes 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 · 5 minutes 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 24 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 · 6 minutes 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 5 · 6 minutes ago

I'll make this good n concise because it's a fait amount of info When I eat carrots, butternut squash, applesauce, sweet potato, parsnips, I have tummy troubles. This also happens with nuts but it is the worst with the above vegetables. When I... (more)

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VB 0 · July 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I don't know what is wrong with you and why you get this reaction. Get tested to find out more. 3 hour lactulose methane hydrogen test for SIBO. GI Effects stool test for pathogens and parasites from Metametrix. Mayo Clinic... (more)

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by 28 · about 24 hours ago

I'm following a higher carb version of Paleo that includes starches like white rice and potatoes and high sugar fruits (I moderate the fructose intake). I find that starch fuels my workouts amazingly but doesn't boost my mental acuity as much.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Everyone is different. In this respect, I recommend trying a couple N=1 experiments where for a couple weeks, you limit fruit and increase your starchy vegetable consumption, and then try the opposite for a couple weeks.

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by 25 · 6 minutes 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 · 8 minutes 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 90 · 9 minutes 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 3180 · 9 minutes 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 · 9 minutes 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 40 · September 26, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 589 · 12 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 39821 · 13 minutes ago

I thought these Peatarians were nuts, but sure enough, eating one meal of my usual amount of carbs as apples instead of rice (2 med Tango apples instead of ~ 1 cup basmati rice) has raised my temperature a full degree and finally given me the... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · March 01, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Superhumanradio had a podcast where one scientist marked that about 10 grams of fructose minimum enchances glucose metabolism somehow. Its always cold where i live, what makes greatest difference to me is not to do IF and expose yourself sometime... (more)

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by 26 · 13 minutes 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 · 15 minutes 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 · 16 minutes 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.