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by 0 · August 04, 2014 at 04:35 PM

Last week I cooked three days worth of meals for the boyfriend and myself and I keep asking myself why I didn't do it sooner. Seriously the most convenient thing I've ever done with almost zero planning because I have a pressure cooker. We have... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 04, 2014 at 12:30 PM

A meatloaf generally lasts 4 meals for myself. Along with some side dishes, that's nearly 1/3 of my meals for a week. Sides typically are greens and some roast root veggies (including white potatoes.) Thai curries work well for a "pot of slop"... (more)

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by 560 · April 30, 2014 at 05:31 PM

I'm not sure yet, but I seem to be noticing a pattern of gut irritation and indigestion when I eat baked and/or microwaved orange sweet potatoes a couple days after cooking. Anyone else noticed this? Any reason I might be experiencing this? Or... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM

When you cook then cool potatoes you increase the resistant starch content, usually people do it intentionally. I imagine this could cause digestive issues in compramised individuals??

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by 560 · April 02, 2014 at 09:16 PM

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 09:16 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 560 · December 12, 2013 at 07:34 PM

At the most basic level, what's the difference between the common white/beige sweet potato and the orange ones? I'm guessing the USDA nutrition data base is talking about the orange ones based on the beta carotine content. Anyone know the real... (more)

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samc 0 · December 12, 2013 at 07:34 PM

faster way to search use this syntax in google site: paleohacks.com sweet potato I recall that sweet potatoes have minimal RS. Cooled cooked white potatoes have much more, but potato starch is by far the winner. Tbsp of Bobs Red Mill starch... (more)

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by 0 · October 07, 2013 at 11:08 PM

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 02:58 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 14507 · February 03, 2013 at 03:38 PM

Conventional fitness wisdom says to choose sweet potatoes over white potatoes (based mostly if not entirely on the differing glycemic indices). Yet, my experience says otherwise, as I notice I run slightly leaner when choosing potatoes instead of... (more)

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MyPaleoDiet 0 · February 03, 2013 at 11:26 AM

I have been following a paleo diet for a few years now and I believe that it is of no harm to include potatoes, in their baked form, in your paleo diet. I would not like to take the side of any one form, as I believe that both of them have certain... (more)

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by 5 · May 09, 2013 at 03:20 AM

when I microwave sweet potatos they become very dry. How to microwave sweet potato so that they do not dry out

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2013newera 0 · December 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

microwaves cause cancer. nuking all your food is bad just boil it, bake or roast it.stop being lazy. modern human in the 21st century are too concerned with convenience.

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by 15 · September 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Hi! My husband and I are on day three of our thirty day paleo challenge. I'm finding that many websites contradict one another, and would like to know what others think/practice. Please excuse my ignorance- healthy and mindful eating is very new... (more)

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miked_2 0 · September 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM

The reason that there's controversy on those topics is that everyone behaves differently to them and everyone has different goals. The only way to know how it works for you is to test how it works for you. Take a week or two, and play with one... (more)

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by 2316 · April 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · July 25, 2012 at 01:00 AM

I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).

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by 4086 · January 30, 2013 at 12:34 AM

So, I was telling a friend how I wrap my sweet potatoes in aluminum foil before I put them in the oven. Why do I do this? Because that's how I've always seen my mother do it. I never really thought about it and the sweet potatoes come out so nice... (more)

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Marilyn_4 0 · January 30, 2013 at 12:34 AM

the only reason I've been considering foil is to prevent the leaking all over the racks and below. I don't care for how 'rubbery' they get cooked in the microwave.

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by 9387 · June 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM

I'm looking for the absolute easiest/quickest way to prepare my potatoes. Here are my current go to moves: Sweet Potato Wash in cold water Leave wet and wrap in paper towel Microwave for 7 minutes Cut off ends, slice in half lengthwise Scoop... (more)

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Jill_2 0 · June 05, 2012 at 04:29 AM

Here's what I do with sweet potatoes (don't eat white potatoes): Cut it in half and put it in the toaster for 40 minutes (you can also use a regular oven). When the timer dings I just leave it in the oven with the door open to cool for 5-10... (more)

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by 1672 · April 22, 2012 at 12:36 AM

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)

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Nance 0 · April 22, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Do you own a blood glucose (bg) meter? If not, it's a practical and relatively inexpensive tool. In reality, other people can share general opinions and assumptions but only you can experiment and measure what YOUR reactions are. For example, I... (more)

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by 824 · March 28, 2012 at 05:02 AM

I was browsing Kurt Harris' blog and was considering attempting an all meat (mostly grassfed beef, chicken, wild caught fish) and sweet potato diet after reading the following post. "Primitive populations practicing horticulture or hunting and... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · March 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM

It really depends on where people live, but this sounds like it is written by someone who may have hunted, but not done lots of gathering. In the real world, tubers are harder to come by. They take lots of time to grow, and are either hard to... (more)

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by 0 · March 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM

Possible Duplicate: Are sweet potatoes Paleo? Are Sweet potatoes ok for paleo?

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Dragonfly 0 · March 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM

Yup. & Welcome!

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by 645 · March 15, 2012 at 02:42 AM

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)

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dzone 0 · March 15, 2012 at 02:42 AM

How about Taro or some other starch? You really aren't going to de-sweeten a SWEET Potato.

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by 333 · November 02, 2012 at 06:46 AM

Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)

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gifford 0 · November 02, 2012 at 06:46 AM

I read somewhere carrots are the second highest sugar root vegetable, next to beets. If you were looking for starch in particular, maybe parsnips.

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by 0 · April 27, 2011 at 03:33 AM

I am form Puerto Rico and for us sweet potatoes are all different kinds of "batata". One of them is orange on the inside which is the sweetest, the other is sort of pale green somewhere in between and the other one is white almost like a regular... (more)

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haakuturi 0 · April 27, 2011 at 03:33 AM

Easy in New Zealand; we just call 'em "kumara".

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by 10 · November 08, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I've been following a fairly strict Paleo diet since the beginning of the year (almost four months). I also started doing CrossFit around that time. Things are going very well. Energy level is up, body composition is much improved, seasonal... (more)

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Dinis_Correia 0 · November 08, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I think I'm having similar issues with sweet potatoes - I usually have baked sweet potatoes and while it doesn't give me an upset stomach, it upsets other things. This sucks, because there aren't that many high-carb starchy tubers around - mostly... (more)

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by 2932 · April 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM

I'm making curry tonight, and normally I'd chop my sweet potatoes up into cubes and boil them but boiling releases the nutrients into the water. I don't have a steamer so I'm wondering if I just throw them in cubed in the beginning when I'm... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · April 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM

As long as you're cooking your curry for 1 -2 hours+ they will cook with everything else just fine. Remember you will probably have to add extra liquid (water/stock/wine/coconut milk), as the sweet potatoes will absorb a bit.

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by 1866 · February 25, 2011 at 01:39 AM

Sweet potatoes/yams tends to get a pass, while "normal" potatoes are generally avoided by the paleo community. What about yucca/cassava? Are they nutrient dense like yams, or are they more like normal potatoes?

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Jayan 0 · February 25, 2011 at 01:39 AM

Weird coincidence, I'm actually eating some right now. Not because it's paleo, but because its a traditional dish of Kerala that my family eats on occasion. They're somewhere in between potatoes and sweet potatoes, though many avoid them because... (more)

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by 39204 · February 08, 2011 at 01:39 AM

I've been experimenting with the two, and the amount of satiety that I get from an identical meal with potatoes is noticeably less than if I ate sweet potatoes instead. Seems like the potato starch is converted completely into glucose and thus... (more)

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David_Leitner 0 · February 08, 2011 at 01:39 AM

I have been recently adding in white potatoes (which my wife favors) after eating sweet potatoes as my main source of carbs for six months or so. I confess I have noticed zero difference.

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by 20469 · June 11, 2013 at 05:50 PM

Why are sweet potatoes supposed to be so much better than regular potatoes? So far, the only significant thing I see is that sweet potatoes have a lot more vitamin A, but since I already get megatons of vitamin A from other foods, I'd really... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 13, 2011 at 01:18 PM

I eat both. White Potatoes require more prep. Glycoalkaloids are why you can't eat white potatoes raw. It's why green white potatoes are scary. Absolutely always peel your white potatoes. Sweet potatoes(not yams, yams have their own prep)... (more)