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by 0 · about 6 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 6 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 777 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 · about 6 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 5 · about 6 hours 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 5 · about 6 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 90 · about 6 hours 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 · about 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 912 · about 7 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 7 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 388 · about 7 hours ago

I have tried eating a more strict paleo diet without rice or other grains, and mainly veggies, meats, fats, eggs, some healthy oils, and a few fruits and/or nuts. I have always felt icky and my stomach felt kind of....sloshy. I just felt ill and... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 09, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I know some people do avoid starchy foods, either because they find they don't need them or because the starch exacerbates digestive problems, but if that isn't the case, why not eat starchy foods? If they don't give you problems, there's no... (more)

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by 173 · about 7 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 7 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 1631 · about 7 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 748 · about 7 hours ago

Okay so I've noticed every time I eat meat, my tongue is a white-ish grey, no matter how many times I brush it, it stays like that for at least two days. In contrast, on days where I just eat vegetables, avocados, berries, and starchy veggies like... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 03, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Intesting. Are you sure you're drinking enough water/aren't dehydrated? That oculd be the culprit, and hopefully it is. As to your question "is it okay to cut out all meat only have it once in a while?" My own opininion is yes, it is. I'm... (more)

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by 2407 · about 7 hours ago

Beyond the more eccentric claims on food combining, one thing I've read that makes sense is that the body has different enzyme systems to digest meat and carbs, requiring different stomach conditions. I remember hearing of an experiment where... (more)

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Eugene_K 0 · July 07, 2012 at 11:45 AM

IMHO without ability to store significant amounts of food and relying only on foraging, our paleo ancestors rarely had opportunity to have different types of food at the same time. Besides, most of the carbs that are mixed with meat nowadays are... (more)

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by 15226 · about 7 hours ago

We all know some people can tolerate carbs better than others. Is salivary amylase the dominant factor in that? http://jn.nutrition.org/content/142/5/853.short Plasma insulin concentrations in the High Amylose group were significantly... (more)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I think it could. Contrary to the popular belief in the paleo community human evolution did not stop 10,000 years ago. Although I do think that there is a strong case to be made that newer adaptations have not yet globalized. The best example is... (more)