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by 50 · May 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

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 489 · May 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM

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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NewPaleon 0 · May 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

My first thought was also thyroid issues because I had the same problem until I started taking potassium iodide. I should also note that my blood tests, while I had cold hands and feet, were also normal. My second thought is that 145 lbs for a 6... (more)

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by 1768 · June 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM

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 · December 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM

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

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dzone 0 · December 19, 2012 at 5:23 AM

I wanna know what they are too

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by 144 · November 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM

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 678 · October 06, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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 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 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 709 · August 15, 2012 at 3:56 AM

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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Zachary 0 · August 14, 2012 at 3:40 AM

I hate nuts.. TUBERS FOR THE WIN! They're also absolutely full of phytonutrients.. take that vegetables!

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by 1602 · April 24, 2012 at 2:12 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 55320 · March 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM

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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Cinnamon_ 0 · March 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM

From good ol' Martha Stewart... Store potatoes in a cool, dark place (not the refrigerator). Waxy potatoes are best used within a week, while starchy varieties keep for several months. Here is a link to Martha's very helpful Seasonal Produce... (more)

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by 871 · March 19, 2012 at 1:41 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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Corbab 0 · March 19, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Tubers have the advantage of being lower in sugar, which will help somewhat in avoiding fat gain. Have you tried increasing your intake of other carbs (leafy greens, crucifers, etc)? They aren't calorically dense, and they are a good carb source... (more)

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by 4236 · January 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

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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Craig_ 0 · January 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Here is a Paleo Project Sweet Potato Chips recipe. Typically, I just cut the sweet potato into medallions and season to my taste. I like cinnamon on my chips. For a tip, I'd say just make sure the chips are tossed in oil before baking and bake at... (more)

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by 10 · January 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM

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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dzone 0 · January 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM

So the long and the short of it is you want to lose some weight. Keep eating the eggs. Vary the meats you eat. Eat fatty meats for energy. Cut out the almond milk and flax seed. Cut down a little on the sweet potatoes. When you stop losing weight,... (more)

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by 19504 · January 08, 2012 at 5:57 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 · December 20, 2011 at 4:31 AM

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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Rhubarb 0 · December 20, 2011 at 4:31 AM

How many tubers (carbs by gram) do you have on your lifting days? I currently lift 3x a week and eat about 150g of carbs, mostly from tubers on those days, and about 30 - 50g on non lifting days, and I don't enter ketosis, at least not in any... (more)

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by 35 · December 18, 2011 at 4:05 AM

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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stephenj 0 · December 18, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Oca are widely available here in New Zealand, where very confusingly we refer to them as "yams" -- blame the dude who introduced here from South American decades ago. You can boil, steam or roast them. Nice kinda nutty flavour, texture is firm,... (more)

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by 11113 · February 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM

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 · November 13, 2011 at 4:01 PM

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 1361 · September 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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

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conciliator 0 · November 07, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I'm going to tell you right now that deep frying in tallow as opposed to a vegetable oil won't make fries healthy. They are an indulgence, have them once in a while but don't make them a regular staple if your goals are long term health. And, if... (more)

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by 705 · January 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

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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dylanco 0 · January 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM

If yours are sprouting, they're safe. If not, buy organic, from a grower who swears they're not treating them, and expect them to sprout within a week. Otherwise, peel them always.

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by 18236 · August 16, 2011 at 12:50 AM

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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terrence 0 · August 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

The absolute NONSENSE that the EWG pushes is a a farce. Check out the post below to see the REAL STORY - here is what an ORGANIC FARMER says, in part,"Chief among EWG's flaws is the fact that there is no routine field testing of organic crops... (more)

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by 1025 · August 05, 2011 at 5:33 PM

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 par... (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 18236 · July 06, 2011 at 10:03 PM

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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The_Quilt 0 · July 06, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Jack Im upvoting this because I think this question is at the foundation of why many Paleo folks hit stalls........they dont understand where they are biochemically in their health. I think many can eat tubers and starches when they are humming... (more)

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by 5100 · May 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM

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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Jan_1 0 · May 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Here the winter parsnips are so woody that i always peel them.

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by 4240 · April 27, 2011 at 8:22 PM

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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Grocket 0 · April 13, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Simple as can be - I cut my roots into very small pieces and boil for about 15' (or until you can pierce the pieces with a fork and they fall apart). Then I mash with 1Tbs of coconut oil - usually with a food processor to get a creamy consistency.... (more)