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Sweet Potato

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by 865 · less than a minute ago

So I decided to try a little n=1 experimenting with Paleo 2.0 and added sweet potato back into my diet (after 2.5 years LC Paleo). I'm eating approximately 10 ounces of sweet potato three times a week after fasted heavy weight training (17-18... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · May 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

i guess it may depend on which one you value most, performance or aesthetic. i have to move to higher carb levels to get better lifts also but i think a happy medium can be found. start playing around with the carb timing- see if spacing out your... (more)

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by 30 · 3 minutes ago

I think I've heard Robb Wolf mention that sweet potato/yam skin is a gut irritant, but I'm not sure if it has synergistic nutrients with the flesh? Do you usually eat the skin when you steam or microwave sweet potatoes / purple yams ?? (more)

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RG73 0 · April 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM

What isn't a gut irritant these days? If you only listened to paleo talking heads you'd think humans evolved to have the most delicate GI tracts in all of nature and that anything less than 100% pure food (of the paleo approved types) will cause... (more)

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by 20 · 3 minutes ago

I'd like to eat sweet potatoes + a protein shake post workout. How should I prepare them beforehand so I can eat them quickly after a workout?

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ben61820 0 · April 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM

this is foolproof and ridiculously good, i eat it PWO every single time: scrub and stab them so the steam can escape. double wrap tightly in foil. bake for TWO HOURS at 350. remove and refrigerate once cooled. Full two hours is the key... (more)

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by 8757 · 3 minutes ago

Sweet potatoes aren't something we find here in Colombia so when I figured out I could buy them from the Peruvian restaurant, I got a bag full. I haven't eaten any root veggies since going primal 3 months ago so when I made one as a treat and ate... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · April 15, 2011 at 2:35 PM

some people definitely react to sweet potatoes, have you tried a standard potato to see if you get the same reaction? I believe Melissa-HGL said that her and Masterjohn had poor reactions to Sweet Potatoes, yet did fine with standard... (more)

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by 80 · 7 minutes ago

Hi there! I need a certain amount of carbs a day. If I do not get them, it seemd that my body produces stresshormones that make me feel very uncomfortable. At least i guess that it is a question of stresshormones... Potatos and sweet potatos are... (more)

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LiveForIt 0 · February 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM

carrots, parsnips, beets, radish, coconut water, onions, any type squash, any type of berries. Are you sure you are having high blood sugar after potato? Have you measured your postprandial? If you are looking to meet some type of minimum... (more)

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by 80 · 8 minutes ago

Hi there! I just stumbled across the the information, that sweet potatos contain Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN). According to the german (did not see it in the english entry) Wikipediaentry, the amount of HCN in one potato is "toxigological... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · February 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Over 2500 species of plant contain cyanide in the form of cyanogenic glycosides. The cyanide molecule is in a compound with a sugar molecule. This is the storage form and is not toxic to the plant. When the plant cells are damaged the cyanogenic... (more)

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by 39841 · 11 minutes ago

Ever the tinkerer, I'd like to replace fruit with sweet potato for a week or two and see how it goes, but I'm not sure on the appropriate volume due to the high variability across breeds and even just an assemblage of the same breed. I usually buy... (more)

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · January 12, 2011 at 4:48 AM

For an accurate experiment, I'd suggest calculating the amount of carbs you would usually get from fruit, and eat the same amount in sweet potatoes, then you can truly tease out the effects it has on your body accurately. Some weighing and... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

Does sweet potato skin have the same nutritional value as the inside?

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DaMoot 0 · December 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

The skins of most root vegetables tend to carry significant nutrients and fibre.There is nothing dangerous or unhealthy about eating the skins of most root veggies. At least this is what I've always been lead to believe, and it's never let me... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

SO....I have hypothyroid which I started taking armour for a little over a year ago about 1.5grains a day I am down to an average of .25 grains a day and my numbers are reading great. I also have some Adrenal fatigue from a few years of workout... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

I don't know anything about thyroid/adrenals but I have seen plenty advice saying to eat more 'balanced' if you have those issues, ie some carbs, some fat, some protein, and possibly 3 meals per day, to not fast too much. I personally eat one... (more)

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by 215 · about 23 hours ago

I go through about 3-4 pounds of Asian sweet potatoes per day (I know, that's a lot of fricking sweet potatoes) and I'm getting a little bored with just microwaved. The sweet potatoes I eat are the ones that aren't as sweet as the orange ones,... (more)

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paint94979 0 · February 05, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Microwaving sweet potatoes is not appealing to me with that said wraping them in foil, baking at 400* for 1.5 hrs and coat with butter is the only way I eat them SOOOO good

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

My main source of carbs has always been kabocha squash and sweet potatoes of all different types but recently it seems like my stomach is reacting weirdly. I used to eat at least 3-4 large sweet potatoes each day but now whenever I do that I... (more)

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cfw1234 0 · January 24, 2014 at 12:15 AM

@Methodician I would guess my total might be around 1900 and probably around 20% is fat but I think most is vegetables. As far as egg whites I usually eat the hard boiled egg white very well cooked but thanks maybe I'll try including some red... (more)

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by 2302 · about 23 hours ago

I have recently gotten into resitant starches (hadn't even heard about them before!) and my research is still pretty new/lacking. I have a Spartan Race (2+ hours of running & obstacles) on Saturday and I do my due diligence to carb load for... (more)

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daz 0 · October 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM

"How many grams of sweet potato would I need to eat to hit 50g resistant starch?" Quite a bit going by this (pdf) study, in the the study the RS content per 100g of cooked sweet potato varied between 1.13g/100g & 3.88g/100g. The... (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 10 · about 23 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I am new to paleo, day 4 as a matter of fact, and so far I am feeling pretty good about it. I am not a huge milk/dairy person as it is so I don't feel like cutting out dairy is going to be an issue for me. I am also trying to go as... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM

In addition to "evaporated cane syrup" this creamer is COLORED WITH TITANIUM DIOXIDE (they use this in PAINT!!!), DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, PEA PROTEIN, CARRAGEENAN, GUAR GUM. Doesn't sound very paleo to me. I don't care whether cavemen had it... (more)

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by 28 · about 23 hours ago

I was craving carbs this afternoon (long university teaching day, lots of mental energy required), so I had a sweet potato with plenty of fats and some green onions. I'm still hugely hungry and craving all the usual SAD crap I used to crave. This... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · August 08, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Sounds like you needed to add a bit more protein. Are you active besides the mental Olympics?? Truth.

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello everyone, After reading the Mark's Daily Apple article here about sweet potatoes: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/difference-yams-sweet-potatoes/ I decided to try and find some purple sweet potatoes. There are only 3 stores in my area I... (more)

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by 115 · about 23 hours ago

There seems to be hundreds of questions concerning oxalate-rich food (such as spinach, but also sweet potatoes), but I didn't find a satisfactory answer somewhere regarding if you should avoid eating spinach or such on a daily basis. We already... (more)

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Michelle_41 0 · April 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I would say that, on average, spinach in particular would result in a net loss of minerals, because it is SO high in oxalate. Most (though not all) other oxalate-containing foods are nowhere near this high. As for your other questions, I'll tackle... (more)

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by 2302 · about 23 hours ago

I'm not sure if the title is clear but I've come close enough to my fat loss goal (after a couple of bad months due to injury) and am looking to add some good muscle. I'm not skinny or weak now, but hoping to bulk up muscle-wise only. NOTE: I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I agree with the exclusiveness theme of the previous two answers: healthy, carb-dense foods will not necessarily make you more fat if eaten further away from a workout. This assumes a healthy & active lifestyle in general. However, I wanted... (more)

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by 2302 · about 23 hours ago

A couple questions for this...if having a sweet potato PWO will stall weight loss AND if only one sweet potato will have any affect of glycogen restore. STATS: 185 lbs, 6', ~14% bf, gym 3-4 days/week, run 3-4 days/week (between 5 and 12 miles... (more)

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Wisper 0 · March 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

When I was cutting I ate a large sweet potato after WO three times a week typically with two tablespoons of honey. Up to 300g carbs total, LeanGains diet. RPT weight lifting three times a week, no cardio. Lost 25kg.

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by 2302 · about 23 hours ago

I have searched the threads and there is no definitive answer on whether to peel the skin of sweet potatoes (and maybe that's what I'll find). I buy non-organic sweet potatoes as they are part of the "Clean 15", and usually just bake them coated... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 01, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Conventionally grown has who-knows-what on the outside of them from the soil that has been treated year after year after year with who-knows-what. I would peel them. I typically peel organic sweet potatoes, too, because it is a texture thing. ... (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 78422 · about 23 hours ago

So I've been talking to Dr. Paul Jaminet about dieting, and he recommended his PHD. I told him I have candida, but he still said I should be fine eating sweet potatoes everyday. My diet is very strict, I only eat 100% grass fed beef and organ... (more)

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Pete 0 · January 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Sweet Potatoes are a paleo staple. Enjoy them!

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by 35 · about 23 hours ago

I often cook my Sweet Potato in the microwave. Does cooking in this manner raise the glycemic index because of the high heat? If so, how much?

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Wow, I don't know where all this woo about the microwave is coming from. Folks, you have to learn your physics and chemistry before you go off the reservation about attacking nutrients and rearranging molecules. Here's the readers digest version... (more)

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by 78422 · about 23 hours ago

So I consider myself a paleo purist- I don't even eat apples due to the sugar content. I was surprised seeing Paul jaminet recommend white rice and sweet potatoes on his " perfect health diet" I'd love to add these foods in my diet, but it goes.... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 07, 2013 at 1:22 PM

A few points: Glucose is a nutrient. Like all nutrients you can get it in excess, but some is better than none. Starch which provides glucose and resistant starch (a highly beneficial fiber) is generally healthier than sugar which provides... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

Does any one have a source for this information? I'm looking for the data on the chestnut-flavored tuber with red skin and creamy-colored flesh that turns golden when cooked. It's my understanding that this tuber is less sugary and more starchy... (more)

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Mama_mia 0 · July 01, 2013 at 5:58 PM

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