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by 5 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

I've been reading about oxalates and it is pretty scary stuff. What I can't seem to find though, is where exactly the oxalates are in sweet potato. I can't seem to find any info on this. It would make sense that the oxalates are mostly... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · April 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM

To be more specific I have heard that percentage of total oxalates is present as calcium oxalate in Sweet potato leaves. The percentage or content of the oxalate varies depending on how it is consumed. For example: 1. Sweat potato... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Once a week, I have a "done day" where I do a really intense workout and reward myself with a sweet potato. It's kind of my cheat day, but I still keep it Paleo, but indulge a little bit more than usual. I always whip up a batch of... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 09, 2014 at 2:35 AM

i usually roast chopped up sweet potatoes in coconut oil and rosemary/salt and then eat them cold. i like the added resistant starch content and they taste great cold, too. i also LOVE baking a whole sweet potato and then melting coconut butter... (more)

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by 583 · about 6 hours ago

Any idea what's really in the sweet potato skin? Is there a good reason to or not to eat it with the sweet potato? I usually eat the skins when I get organic. Just not sure if it's a significant gut irritant and my n=1 has produced mixed... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · April 02, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Go for it, it won't kill you. If it's organic then the most it could do is give your liver a bit of a workout via hormesis. We are human, hence well adapted omnivores, so our ability to handle plant toxins is actually quite good, except for... (more)

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by 215 · about 6 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 45 · about 6 hours ago

I just nuked a purple sweet potato from Safeway for about 3 minutes. I put some butter on it and it was pretty good, and it was actually a very rich dark purple color. Just wondering if all the antioxidants and micronutrients get destroyed by... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · January 30, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Cooking only destroys the vitaminc C. The other nutrients actually becomes more available, due to the breakdown of the cellular walls during the cooking process. Lemons, oranges, kiwis and guavas are high in vitamin C, if you are concerned. (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 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 2302 · about 6 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 6 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 5 · about 6 hours ago

Does anyone have an accurate source for the macros of purple sweet potatoes? I'm interested in both the purple skin/white flesh and white skin/purple flesh varieties. I've seen both ~86 and ~130 calories per 100g thrown around, with little... (more)

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Johnny_Blaze 0 · July 17, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Scroll to the bottom of this page for details on the purple skin/purple flesh. http://www.stokesfoods.com/nutrition.htm

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by 45 · September 30, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Look in the mirror. If your nose is turning orange, put down that carrot. As a small child, a family member used to eat so many carrots she'd have this problem.

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by 10 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 777 · about 6 hours ago

Has anyone else experienced sweet potatoes being great for skin conditions? Is the only explanation the high vitamin A? I've had spots come & go on my right cheek for years, nothing massively nasty but consistent none the less, with the... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

Ate a locally grown organic sweet potato, 1/2 gal of water and a piece of chicken for lunch two hours ago and I'm feeling more tired than I've ever felt while eating paleo. Also the first starch I've had in two weeks, what gives?

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foreveryoung 0 · May 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Your muscles are probably somewhat insulin resistant (you say you're overweight). I would recommend only eating starchy foods (i.e. potatoes/sweet potatoes) post-workout until you reach a healthier body composition. Post workout your muscles will... (more)

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by 1005 · about 6 hours ago

When I take the fries out of the oil and put them on the plate, there is a lot of olive oil. Is this too much? (it's delicious) Would it be better to soak it up into paper towels? (more)

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paint94979 0 · May 09, 2013 at 1:33 AM

you shouldn't be cooking sweet potato fries in olive oil... im betting that oil was cooked at high temp? I just baked some the other night and i drizzled 2 tablespoons over them and then tossed them in 3 tablespoons of grass fed butter before... (more)

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by 115 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

I eat at my school's dining hall, and they usually have oven baked sweet potatoes. That's pretty much the only carb I eat other than vegetables. But sometimes, the dining hall only has sweet potato fries and "regular" mashed potatoes, none of... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Why not just decline them? By the sounds of it you don't have your heart set on either. I figure that if I'm indifferent to a choice then the truth is that I don't really want either. Thought for food ;) See what I did there?

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

I'm looking for some good paleo-strict sweet potato recipes. Any ideas?

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primalpat 0 · April 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Oh man, sweet potatoes are GOD'S FOOD!!!!!!! Peel 'em. Slice 'em into fry like shapes. Pour melted beef fat over 'em, toss 'em with salt, pepper, some garlic powder, maybe some cinnamon, or chili pepper. Dump 'em onto a baking sheet, and bake the... (more)

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by 2302 · about 6 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 2949 · about 6 hours ago

I'm currently on a LeanGains clean bulk, which calls for well over 400g of carbs on workout days, low fat. Eating that much carbs on paleo/primal is a challenge for me. I rely on sweet potatoes, and have white rice occasionally. I've tried... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · March 23, 2013 at 12:49 AM

How about something with mochi? I eat rice regularly and will do some traditional Japanese sweets on occasion. Or, I'll make mochi "dumplings" and plop them into soup with bone broth and some other vegetables. If you're up for some noodles, how... (more)

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by 2302 · about 6 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 6 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)