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by 0 · June 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

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 · June 05, 2014 at 4:19 PM

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 -2 · April 22, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 777 · April 17, 2014 at 10:07 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 0 · April 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM

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 · April 11, 2014 at 6:47 AM

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 3180 · April 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM

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 589 · April 05, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Why do starchy foods (winter squash) so hard for me to digest--even if I take a digestice enzyeme?

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Dragonfly 0 · October 15, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Look up FODMAPS. You may be intolerant. I am.

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by 268 · March 29, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Hello Paleohacks! So last night I was kinda in a funk and decided what the hell, i'm going to order a pizza. Ended up going with my favorite (it's been yearsssss since i've touched wheat and such "evil" processed food (really). Went with my old... (more)

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StreakOfLean 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Your post is kind of a revelation to me. I have a crush on a coworker, and it's getting to the point now where I need to eat at least a pint of ice cream before I see her. I'm glowing after eating it. I look like garbage most of the time eating... (more)

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by 75 · March 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Hi! I'm just wondering if what I just said in my title is true or not. I'm naturally slim/skinny with a 10-15% BMI ( normal range 5-85%) and due to past events and probably genetics I'm a bit high strung and prone to anxiety , and especially... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I did VLC for a while and felt pretty sh*tty. Under the recommendation of my dietitian, I reintroduced sweet potatoes back into my diet and have noticed I feel a lot better in mood, concentration, satiety, etc. And I do suffer from depression and... (more)

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by 30 · March 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

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 85 · February 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Obviously, rice is forbidden; and I'd assume that most products made of rice would also be forbidden, but I'm curious to know if a vietnamese rice paper roll filled with lean proteins, fruits, and veggies would fall into a paleo meal. In the... (more)

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CaveDad 0 · July 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I eat them. For starters you have to eat about 20 of them to equal one portion of rice, so just roll them nice and fat! If you are dipping into Noc Cham,(which you should be) try to make your own so it will have less sugar or try it with honey,... (more)

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by 215 · December 01, 2013 at 8:03 PM

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 26 · November 27, 2013 at 6:42 PM

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 1786 · November 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

tapioca pearls, made from yucca root/cassava, are (i think) considered a safe starch, but is eating them safe? 400cals/100g of them a day to fight infection ala PHD... when they contain no fiber? i'm just wondering.

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Ambimorph 0 · June 17, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Tapioca is considered a safe starch by the Jaminets, and since they are the coiners of the term, I would call that definitive.

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by 1683 · November 24, 2013 at 7:46 PM

With my constant adjusting of my diet and my constant questions filling up PaleoHacks...someone recommended the "Perfect Health Diet" which states that rice is a suitable safe starch. Do you eat rice? What kind do you prefer (brown, wild, white... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 04, 2011 at 1:17 AM

I follow the PHD fairly closely (save for generally one off-plan meal a week). I do eat rice, typically 3-4x a week. As the Jaminets' recommend, I go with white rice since the anti-nutrients in rice are predominantly found in the bran. As far as... (more)

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by 14877 · September 03, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Do bananas classify as a starchy carb? THey feel kind of starchy to me and I prefer them for energy over any other fruit. Are they part starch?

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Sol 0 · June 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I think the answer to your question is that it depends on how ripe the banana is. I think of what we call plantains to be the starchier version of what Americans think of as bananas. Wikipedia makes this point: Bananas are a staple starch for... (more)

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by 88 · September 03, 2013 at 5:50 AM

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 25 · September 01, 2013 at 4:22 AM

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 912 · August 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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 275 · August 22, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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 173 · August 14, 2013 at 9:51 AM

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 88 · July 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

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 28 · July 26, 2013 at 2:45 AM

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 5 · July 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM

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)