Chufas (a.k.a tigernuts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyperus_esculentus) are tubers that are used in Spain to make a drink called horchata (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horchata). Water, soaked chufas and sugar (sadly) are the only ingredients... (more)
I have been on a LC to VLC diet for roughly 3 years now it took me from 245lbs to 149 lbs (6ft guy) my body weight since going 95% VLC Paleo 3 months ago has stablized at 158-160. Every since losing all of that weight my hands and feet have been... (more)
I was recently having some mild constipation, and about a week ago I was a friend's house and after looking at the ingredients on "Ezekiel bread," had 2 slices of it toasted with a side of scambled eggs at breakfast. THe ingredients aren't great,... (more)
I have been literally having green peas, carrots and butter for breakfast, lunch and dinner for about 2 months already. I haven't eaten this in a couple of years and taking a break from the ratatouille and spinach was all I needed. However, it... (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)
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)
I may have overplayed it with the title a bit, but I think the most dramatic hack would probably solve over 90% of the problems people face in these forums. The paleo diet is usually presented with foods that can be eaten ad libitum, like meat,... (more)
Im sorry but before processing starchy tubers really are not edible. It would be like biting into a hard rock and not likely to be recognized as food (even if its not overtly toxic). So we probably boiled them or bake them no biggie right? But if... (more)
I suppose this will reveal my total ignorance of potatoes until they became trendy. My mom didn't really make potatoes. I didn't make them when I was vegetarian or vegan. I didn't eat them when I did paleo or low-carb. But I started eating them... (more)
So I have been VLC for quite a few months now, I love the way it leans me out. I really wish that i could have the effects on body composition that VLC gives me without the endless fatigue and no energy for workouts.. So i am going to try and... (more)
So I am a 230lb 5'10" guy who works out on a regular basis. My understanding is that my base caloric needs should be around 2,700 and with my work outs I burn about 700 calories in an hour 3 days a week. The rest of the days are a crap shoot, it... (more)
On my 2 lifting days I think tubers are great, but on off/light activity days I'm interested in staying out of Ketosis without them. Given that, I'm aiming for 50 % Carbs from Veg (Carrots,onion..) and 50 % Carbs from fruit. Do you guys think for... (more)
100g of carbs will keep you out of ketosis for the most part. Fruit would be slightly more helpful in this regard, but I don't think you should worry about the differences as they are miniscule. And no, that's not too much fruit.
Wondering what they taste like and whether they might be a good addition to a paleo/primal diet. Seems like tubers could be a decent non-grain staple that could be home-grown - I'm considering growing them next year. Apparently they are similar to... (more)
This is a slightly different question from "Are tubers Paleo?" ( http://paleohacks.com/questions/1023/are-tubers-paleo#axzz1eppVBla4 ), being that tubers ARE Paleo--no doubt about that. What I don't understand is why it's even up for debate in the... (more)
So I was reading an article on WholeHealthSource.com about the importance of fiber in the human diet (which I highly recommend everyone here read: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/butyric-acid-ancient-controller-of.html) and one of... (more)
We should keep in mind that if they did eat grains they probably took steps to make them more digestible by fermenting them. Also, what the researchers call "grains" aren't the grains that the agricultural revolution started mass producing many... (more)
See this cute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exBEFCiWyW0 . Then see this paper on the residue of chlorpropham after peeling or washing: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf000018t Apparently tubers are treated with chlorpropham to... (more)
I personally peel them all the time. Chlorpropham or not, most tubers have all their natural toxins in the skin. If they aren't a staple, eating the skin once in a while won't be too much of a problem if they are organic.
Strawberries are supposed to be one of the worst. I wash all my strawberries very well (and ALWAYS individually). Yes it takes longer, but I take the time because strawberries are much more pourous than other fruits since their is really no 'skin'... (more)
Have we really examined the long term effects that regular and significant consumption of starchy tubers has on the pancreas? My reason for asking is quite personal. My mother died at the ripe old age of 45 from pancreatic cancer (many consider... (more)
Are there antinutrients in all tubers? I am assuming that parsnips and carrots are tubers. Is there a compelling reason to peel them? All the cooking videos on Youtube show parnips being peeled. I'm just not so sure why that's necessary when... (more)
I'm interested in Jimica and Yucca Root to my diet, but I've never prepared them before. So what are the best practices and recipes? You are more than welcome to include your best yam or sweet potato recipes.
:( people, whether or not something is paleo or not has absolutely nothing to do with the presence of food toxins or whether or not it can only be consumed cooked. There is ample evidence that early humans ate foods with ample amounts of toxins... (more)
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?