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by 50 · 4 minutes ago

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)

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TigerNutsUSA 0 · May 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Hi everyone, Tiger Nuts are not only for making Horchata, but they are probably the healthiest 'single source' snack food on the market", and you will find the traditional Premium Organic and our patented Supreme Peeled Tiger Nuts at... (more)

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by 519 · 9 minutes ago

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)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

As it has been said before, human beings can go zero carbs but is it optimal in the long run? From my experience, no. What I did was carb overload (eat strictly fruit, vegetables like sweet potato and honey, raw chocolate for the week with minimal... (more)

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by 1772 · 10 minutes ago

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)

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greymouser 0 · May 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I've had the opposite experience - starchy root vegetables == happy bathroom times; bread == a slew of lower GI issues that would horrify you if described. Whole grains were the basis of years of pain, blood, tears, and thinking I was dying - as a... (more)

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by 60 · 18 minutes ago

What does this word mean I see it a lot on this site

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daz 0 · December 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM

you may be thinking of a Tuba (different spelling), it's a brass wind instrument. (more)

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by 144 · 19 minutes ago

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)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM

peas are, botanically speaking, legumes. Thus many will tell you they are shunned and totally un-paleo. I think that is ridiculous. Peas are literally loaded with nutrients, a great vegetable source of iron and calcium. A true, fully... (more)

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by 729 · September 29, 2014 at 3:44 AM

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)

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daz 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Yes, you can start turning yellow if you over do your intake of carotenoids (from foods &/or supplements). This is known by a few names, ie. carotenosis, carotenaemia, carotenemia, xanthaemia, carotenodermia It usually appears first on the... (more)

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by 15 · September 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

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 9:35 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 716 · 25 minutes ago

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)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 13, 2012 at 8:11 PM

If I had any up-votes left, I'd upvote this right now. In 5 hours or so, I will. The demonization of carbs by gurus, and the resultant fear of them by followers is, IMHO, the worst and most obnoxious thing about the movement. This is likely... (more)

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by 1600 · September 29, 2014 at 3:32 AM

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)

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balor123 0 · April 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

What's important is that we have a good amount of evidence that our ancestors and modern day hunter gatherers regularly eat starchy tubers. The evidence for grains is mixed at best. There seems to be some evidence that hominids been dabbling with... (more)

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by 56596 · 34 minutes ago

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)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

"How does potato work" (Did anyone else hear "How you make babby" in their heads?) Dryness helps as well. When I was a kid in shop class, one of our "projects" was to build a "tater box". This was a wooden bin for storing potatoes, and a drawer... (more)

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by 871 · September 30, 2014 at 3:33 AM

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)

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Nance 0 · March 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM

First, be aware that ANY carb you add may (or may not) cause a very temporary spike in appetite; imagine your body saying, "Finally!" With that in mind, you might want your first serving of increased carb to occur in a situation where eating is... (more)

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by 4258 · 38 minutes ago

Hey all, In my last run to the store, I bought a tiny bag of Deep River Rosemary & Olive Oil chips, an old favorite. Though they were pretty cheap, I think I'd have more fun making my own. Especially since I was going to make kale chips soon... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Hi Caleb, Here is a recipe for you to make sweet potato chips. http://paleodish.com/2010/12/18/sweet-potato-chips/

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by 10 · 39 minutes ago

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)

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Eric_12 0 · January 10, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Get rid of the flaxseed and almond milk. Make sure you are getting Vitamin D and FishOil.

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by 20353 · September 26, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Your friend wants to gain 5 lbs of muscle. Your friend is not currently lifting weights. You set them up with some resources for lifting and then give what advise with regards to diet? Do you fall in the whey cassein camp? Eggs? Dairy?... (more)

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by 514 · 40 minutes ago

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)

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conciliator 0 · December 20, 2011 at 3:35 AM

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.

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by 35 · 40 minutes ago

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)

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Jenny_9 0 · December 17, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I have tried both of these actually, only one time and in the same meal! I noticed on the site it says they are from South America- my mom remembers having these as a kid in Hawaii, not sure if they are popular there or if it was just my mom's... (more)

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by 11152 · 41 minutes ago

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)

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MayaBee 0 · November 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Tubers are Paleo - I thought some people were only excluding them to lessen the starch - but I can't understand a statement which says they are not paleo. I am an Australian archaeologist who works on a daily basis with paleolithic sites (being... (more)

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by 1037 · 42 minutes ago

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)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM

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)

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by 1353 · 42 minutes ago

Any restaurant that doesn't cook their fries in canola or any non omega 6 dominant oil???

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Adam_4 0 · November 07, 2011 at 5:49 PM

This isn't a direct answer, but Gibble's potato chips are cooked in lard. They're based in PA, but are sold in stores here in VA. They even have an explanation on the back of the bag explaining how vegetable oil is made and why they don't use it. (more)

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by 705 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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ROB_15 0 · August 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM

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.

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by 18402 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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Thumper 0 · August 15, 2011 at 5:30 PM

This is a large reason why we buy organic, and as locally sourced as possible. I really wasn't as conscious of it as I am now with a little one. Sourcing the best produce is so important. We have a local organic produce delivery once a week,... (more)

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by 1054 · September 30, 2014 at 3:16 AM

I???ll start by saying that I really enjoy reading and participating in this site and I particularly am in awe of its excellent features such as badges, reputation, upvotes, comments, upvotes on comments, etc. I don???t know if this is unique or... (more)

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Stabby 0 · August 05, 2011 at 2:26 AM

(warning, long rambling post, might be repetitive and have errors) The way to resolve the problem of people who have good metabolic health telling those who don't what they can and can't do is resolved by proportioning one's beliefs to the... (more)

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by 18402 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 06, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I'll try to provide a balanced perspective on this based on what I know. If you examine human history, you realize that most hunter-gatherer diets were starch-based. The so called Paleolithic diet based on ice-age, carnivorous hunters that... (more)

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by 5132 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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Jay_9 0 · May 30, 2011 at 2:49 AM

The reason to peel potatoes is not phytic acid (the anti-nutrient you are talking about) in the skin, but rather the solanine (potato toxin) in the skin (and who knows what types of fungi and molds make up the random array of surface defects on a... (more)

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by 4273 · about 1 hour ago

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.

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Kelly_3 0 · April 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I'm currently living in South America and its a staple in their diets, unfortunately I'm allergic to it! Here's a few ideas: -Yucca can also be used in soups as a potato replacement. -They also make yucca chips (slice and dry like you would... (more)