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by 336 · 1 minute ago

I'd like to eat half a medium/large sweet potato a day, but according to CRON-O-Meter, a medium sweet potato is 21,908 IU or 730% RDA of vitamin A. Are there negative effects of consuming sweet potato/vitamin A? And will I get there if I eat half... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The white Japanese varieties have less beta carotene. They're purple on the outside with white flesh. The taste is different, but still good. We can only convert about 10% of that vitamin A into a usable form, by the way.

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by 3743 · 1 minute ago

Seriously, sweet potatoes no matter how long I cook them, I get gas. Normal potatoes no problem.

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Jack_Kronk 0 · April 25, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Just a little fyi to all... Dr Harris says that starches left to return back down to room temperature after being cooked can give you gas because it becomes resistant starch.

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by 3268 · 10 minutes ago

You might think it would be hard to produce sweet potato fries that are simultaneously burnt and soggy... yet I've managed to perform this feat several times! What am I doing wrong? I coat them in some bacon fat or lard, add a bit of sea salt... (more)

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jm054 0 · March 28, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Here is a couple ideas. Increase your baking temperature. 350 degrees seems really low. Most oven fries recipes call for a temp over 400 degrees. Make sure the fries are all a uniform size. About 1/2 an inch wide strip are a good size for... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

can someone help me find the answer? I've heard lots of conflicting information.. How many carbs in a cup of quartered sweet and regular potatoes?

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AxialGentleman 0 · October 07, 2013 at 2:58 AM

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/search http://cronometer.com Or, once the shutdown is over: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (more)

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by 8 · about 23 hours ago

Though I have long since given up refined carbs and processed foods, since I can't tolerate ketogenic eating, I do still have some sugar and carbs in my diet, specifically in the form of a tbsp of coconut sugar in my morning tea, and a few small... (more)

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by 1074 · about 23 hours ago

There's been some research lately showing neuronal control of body weight can change (predispose to weight gain, insulin/leptin resistance etc) simply due to sweet taste itself, insulin triggering or not. Anyone who struggles with weight already... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · April 01, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The issue, as I understand it, is that a non caloric sweetener can trigger an insulin response even though your blood glucose has not been raised. (You can get this process started by just thinking about food.) This would lower your BG below... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

Has anyone found commercial sweet potato chips made with coconut oil?

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Paul_Mirek 0 · February 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Nope, coconut oil is kinda villain-ized by the food industry because of saturated fat fear. I know it takes time & patience, but home-made sweet potato chips are extremely yummy. You can find good recipes in Paleo cookbooks like Everyday... (more)

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by 55 · about 23 hours ago

I just cannot get on board with the mushy sweetness of these tubers. I've tried them baked, mashed, grated and fried like hash browns and have not liked them. My next goal is to try to make a soup with them pureed, maybe it's the texture I... (more)

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Andrew_13 0 · February 22, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I hope your adding some form of fat...that makes all vegetables/tubers 10X tastier. My favorite is olive oil

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

Hi guys, I have no trouble at all eating sit-down paleo meals, but I need help finding dependable on-the-go snacks. I found other posts about bars, nut and fruit mixes, smoothies and quick-prep snacks. But I need something for the... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · February 02, 2013 at 5:21 AM

Chicarrones or fried pork rinds have been a staple for me for a few weeks now since I started the autoimmune protocol. Baken ets is Frito Lay's version and available at grocery stores. If you can find a local Mexican carniceria, their store made... (more)

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by 45 · about 23 hours ago

Hi guys, I am following an ultra strict version of the auto-immune protocol to try and heal an auto-immune disease. Just meat, fish, a few select well-cooked vegetables, sweet potatoes and green leaves. I also try to encorperate bone broth and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM

but people constantly say 'ONLY EAT THEM POST WORK OUT!' People do say this. Many people are trying to lose weight, and it is somewhat wise to refuel with dense carbs as opposed to eating them willy nilly. The idea being that you would primarily... (more)

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by 63 · about 23 hours ago

hi friends, I was VLC for a few months after discovering Gary Taubes, then read Archevore and decided that was more sound (I don't hate GT or low-carbers or anything and respect that lifestyle, I'll probably do VLC again sometime) anyway I'm... (more)

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juju 0 · January 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Back away from the Rice Krispies!

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by 8 · about 23 hours ago

Hi there, I noticed something new about my body and food today When I eat white rice as my days worth of safe starch I can't seem to satisfy my appetite. However, when I eat sweet potato, I am satiated with a much smaller amount of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:24 AM

My kids love white rice, but I cook it in a specific way. My little guy named this "Chicken Rice" since I didn't have a name for it. In a large wide pot, gently melt down a stick of grassfed butter. add in some cardamum seed pods (about half a... (more)

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by 45 · about 23 hours ago

Hi guys, I follow the auto-immune protocol for the Paleo diet and it's been amazing and I feel great! : ) Since starting this diet I've lost a shed load of weight, about 15 kilos in 4 months. Before I was totally ripped so all this weight was... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM

It's not an issue. You could eat 3 sweet potatoes a day and be deficient in Vitamin A if you fall into the substantial group of people who can't make the conversion. Beta-carotene is the precursor (inactive form) of retinol, the active ... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

According to some, quinoa is not technically a grain and moreover sweet potatoes aren't considered to be as starchy as their golden cousins. Are these two allowed when eating paleo? Also, what about tofu? It's technically made from soybeans... (more)

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Rikester 0 · December 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Sweet potatoes are considered a "safe starch" by most in the paleo or primal community. Quinoa are generally considered okay. Tofu on the other hand being soy, means it is primarily a GMO product, heavily doused in pesticides and is a... (more)

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by 19120 · about 23 hours ago

Ronald Post, Obese Death Row Inmate, Fights Execution In Ohio So, the legal side of the article is interesting as it is, but that's a discussion for a legalhacks site. ;-) In the nutrition and health side, some points stood out. The Ohio... (more)

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August 0 · December 06, 2012 at 8:11 PM

A boatload of soy, wheat, dairy, Omega-6 and, possibly, intelligence. The guy was already overweight. I'd imagine it's plausible he had an intuitive sense of what made him fat and he just went with it. It is also plausible he was just... (more)

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by 209 · about 23 hours ago

I love extremely dark chocolate. 90% or above. Since I've only just started eating it, I've only tried two brands: Lindt and Green & Blacks. I've found that the Green & Blacks taste a lot sweeter than the Lindt bar, for the same... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · December 04, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I've been eating the Ghirardelli 100% chocolate mostly, and I find it pretty satisfying. I agree that Green & Black is sweet (I can only find the 85%) with dark cherry undertones. It's also very creamy. The good thing about it, though, is... (more)

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by 188 · about 23 hours ago

I just baked the purple sweet potatoes and it was a little soft on one end with blakish dots in the middle of the potato around the soft bad end. So I baked the potatoes with egg whites to give it some crisp but what i found was the egg whites... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · November 19, 2012 at 12:20 AM

When I boil purple sweet potatoes, often the water is a greenish color. It's just the anthocyanins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocyanin

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by 45 · about 23 hours ago

I regularly eat raw sweet potato on the car ride home after karate. I view it the same as eating raw carrot. Are there any potential issues with eating raw sweet potato?

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Happy_Now 0 · October 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Found this little gem with a bit of googling (scroll down a ways until you get to sweet potatoes) http://www.fao.org/docrep/T0207E/T0207E08.htm "There is a significant correlation between the trypsin inhibitor content and the protein content of... (more)

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by 608 · about 23 hours ago

I hate low glycemic fruits like berries, apples, pears. I love mangoes, Sapote mamey, pinapple, papayas, bananas, prunes, figs and dates and other high glycemic fruits. Are high glycemic fruits bad for metabolism, insulin or blood sugar?

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Elunah 0 · October 03, 2012 at 6:26 PM

The glycemic index is a generalized measure of how much your blood glucose increases when you eat a unit of a certain food, so high-glycemic fruits will necessarily increase your blood sugar (and potentially your insulin response) more than... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I'v eaten real healthy or the past 5 years. I had imflamation in my achilles, mental fog, tiredness during the day where i would need naps, or if i had big events i'd make sure i was alone and had a good nap. I always had to drink a TON of water.... (more)

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Anondson 0 · July 09, 2013 at 5:15 AM

Sweat potatoes absolutely will not help with your spelling, capitalization, and grammar. I'm sorry to let you down with bad news, but someone had to do it.

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by 748 · about 23 hours ago

Just gotta say... I LOVE THESE. I know making your own sweet potato fries is far healthier but sometimes I just don't feel like it... haha to say the least. On the ingredients of these babies though it does say "unbleached wheat flour" :( I would... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · September 16, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I'm not sure why this got downvoted. Other than that, guilt shouldn't be a part of eating. If you like them, if whatever results you are looking for from Paleo are not being negatively impacted, I wouldn't worry. It's not a cult, with highly... (more)

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by 90 · about 23 hours ago

I almost ask this as a rhetorical question because I know it's terrible, it's sweet, artificial and it is ohh so cooling. But that's the problem it freshens your breath more than anything else short term. It is far too inconvenient for me to... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:23 AM

I'd be more concerned about artificial sweeteners keeping your desire for sugar going, and not getting satisfied because it's an artificial sweetener or, if naturally sweetened, swallowing just the small amount but having that taste triggered for... (more)

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by 3521 · about 23 hours ago

Does anyone know where I could find organic sweet potatoes in Northern California, specifically around the Sacramento/Stockton areas? I was eating a lot of store bought conventional sweet potatoes but they are starting to taste very bad (very... (more)

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aseafish 0 · August 15, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Do you have a Trader Joe's in your area? They carry organic sweet potatoes in central California.

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

So I am pretty new to Paleo. & when I started I was doing great, with exercise and crossfit I've lost about 6 pounds of overall body fat in a short amount of time. However, for some WEIRD reason I can NOT stop wanting chocolate. I am not one... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · August 07, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Possibly mental, you may also be craving certain minerals and/or vitamins. Grab a 90% dark chocolate bar and eat it. Lots of good fats, very little sugar. See if this helps to quench the cravings.

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, aware that different colour sweet potatoes have different content. Recently have been eating market bought bright orange sweet potatoes. The flesh is almost red and when cooked tons of "gloop" comes out. I normally eat run of the mill super... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · July 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I suppose that different varieties of sweet potatoes have different fiber content, hence the difference in blood glucose / insulin response. If you want to avoid the issue altogether, refrain form eating the sweet potatoes all by their... (more)

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