Sweet Potato Questions
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)
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)
Cool stuff: Taro and Sweet Potatoes vs. Grain foods in Relation to Health and Dental Decay in Hawaii Taro and Sweet Potato (partial summary of reference 1) Ion chromatography of phytate in roots and tubers. 1) Taro and Sweet Potatoes were... (more)
This is quite interesting, I wonder about the phytic acid content of cooked taro. Yucca is soo good with some garlic mojo sauce, mmmm cuban food...
Cutting out bread and rice is super easy for me...but sweet potatoes are a huge part of my diet. I'm not trying to lose weight, just be healthy and stick to the basic ideas of paleo. Should I ditch sweet potatoes? I have them probably 2-3x/week. (more)
I throw at the collegiate level. My workouts consist of 50-100 full effort throws a week depending on the phase, 4-5 OLY lift or strength lift workouts and various HIIT, some cardio, and core/ab work. I started paleo about 2 months ago and haven't... (more)
My understanding is that sweet potatoes are the only potatoes acceptable if you're eating paleo. The rule of thumb with potatoes as I understand it is if it's white, no bueno; orange, bueno. The orange ones, I always thought were interchangeably... (more)
Hi Everyone! So I was taken out to lunch today and I was concerned as I only started Paleo eating but I was able to chose where to eat. I was happy with my food choices: I had two courses with the first being scampi but I could take the batter... (more)
sorry to bug y'all but i thought the paleo hack community could really help me out with this one. since i im trying to build muscle, i made sweet potatoes one of my main carb source to gain weight and bulk up and its been like this for a few... (more)
Tried it with some regular white russet potatoes. Cooked it until it was soft enough to mash, then I added some culture from my kefir, mixed it up well and left it out for 5-7 days. Takes really long to ferment to an acceptable level (and even... (more)
Every time I eat sweet potatoes I see an adverse reaction as in I get bloated in the stomach and am hungry shortly after eating a fulfilling meal. However when i eat fruit, I feel light and energetic and full for hours. Any cravings disappear. If... (more)
I have eliminated potatoes and feel much better! I am now eating fruit and feel energized and light. Thanks to all for helping me reach this conclusion. Sometimes it is better not to know the science behind our bodies and just eat what seems to... (more)
Assuming for simplicities sake that a person is aiming for less than 100 carbs a day via the primal blueprint carb curve. If I were to eat one sweet potato a day that's only about 27 carbs?? So why do people say if I want to lose weight I should... (more)
there's no reason to steer clear unless you want to drive yourself crazy
I'm a T2 diabetic who has been low carbing for about 15 months, the last 5 of which have been in ketosis (<25g carbs, moderate protein). It's worked really well for me, my last HbA1c was 4.9% and my cholesterol is stupidly low (TC = 140... (more)
Go ahead and enjoy a sweet potato and add some cinnamon powder to it, this reduces the glycemic impact. My dad is a T2 diabetic and he eats yams and sweet potatoes with no ill effect.
When I was doing the slow carb diet I used to make little pancakes using only mashed beans, eggs, spices and soy sauce. They were very tasty and it was a great way to get eggs into my diet because I don't like how they taste. I want to try to do... (more)
Mash a cooked sweet potato or yam, mix in an egg, add salt and pepper, and drop spoonfuls into a hot skillet with coconut oil. I've done this with regular potatoes, too. It isn't light and fluffy like a pancake, but they are good.
All starches are eliminated from the GAPS diet because they can be used as food by the excess of bacteria in your gut, creating gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation. The only carbohydrates allowed on the GAPS diet are from... (more)
Here is the Youtube link (quite long, I wonder if you will be able to finish it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSeSTq-N4U4&feature=context-vrec Here is the website: http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf The guy advocates high fat (cream,... (more)
What the heck! I spent premium dollars at Whole Foods to buy an organic yam (or sweet potato, not sure which). Based on my previous post about anti-predation chemicals in the skins of veggies, I peeled my potato. I see these dark black spots,... (more)
I know potatoes and sweet potatoes are in different families. However, tubers are tubers. Both are root veggies and grow in the ground. From what I understand, it's the anti-predation chemicals, particularly in the skin which can be toxic,... (more)
I'm just now getting up to speed on fructose, and am concerned I'm having too much. Yesterday, I blended the fruit below into smoothies (2 servings) which I had for breakfast & late afternoon snack, trying to ensure I was getting enough... (more)
I am trying to keep my carb level pretty low right now, but after crossfit I usually eat some carb like sweet potato or banana mashed in coconut milk. Which one causes less of an insulin spike and is digested better? Although both starchy, is... (more)
Jimmy Moore just posted his blood sugar results from a week of introducing sweet potato into his diet: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/jimmy-moores-n1-experiments-safe-starch-sweet-potato/13976 What are your thoughts on his methodology and... (more)
How worried should I be with the results of my home fasting glucose tolerance test completed with a sweet potato? I tested because I feel much better with carbohydrate intake (perhaps around 100gram/day), but I'm not sure if I can tolerate it or... (more)
I try eat a lot of sweet potatoes, but I don't really enjoy it. The flavor is generally fine to me for a few bites, but I quickly lose the will to continue eating even one whole sweet potato. To my taste buds, it's too sweet. Are there certain... (more)
Japanese sweet potatoes are less sweet to me, they are dryer and have more of a chestnutty flavour. You could also incorporate 1/2 sweet into 1/2 tuber for a little variety and to cut the "sweet" or just go the way of the tuber. IMO if you don't... (more)
I think I need to up my carb intake. I've been having brain fog for the last 2 weeks. Is that correlated? Maybe I'm wrong. idk I know sweet potatoes would probably be the main answer, but other than them?
In general, do carbs make people sleepy? My wife and I started eating totally paleo about a week ago, and we feel like we've already seen a change in our mood. However, earlier today we baked some sweet potatoes (lightly breaded in corn starch -... (more)
Can carbs make you sleepy - absolutely yes. However, your wife's issues may be a reaction to the cornstarch. Corn products cause problems in a lot of people. Moreso than sweet potatoes.